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I put the wrong adapdator onto my Seagate external drive and seem to have burned out the motor. It does not spin up now and the red light on top blinks. Seagate will charge a fortune to recover the data. How can I get the data and/or get the thing spinning again.

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You can take the harddrive to a prefessional data recovery

the harddrive itself is done for, but the data can be saved, will cost thought.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 11, 2008

    you can open the case and check if the harddrive itself is working or burned. if the harddrive is ok then you would just need to replace the external case and adapter.

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It is not possible by us to do anything..
take it to a service center...

they might replace the board on the hard disk...
may be by replacing it may start working again

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Is this an external hardrive?

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

  • Jaime Hernandez Apr 11, 2008

    sorry I miss that part about the external part.

    I would suggest to try to remove the hard drive and installed on a computer to try to recover the data.

    I would think that this device has a fuse or a diode to protect the hard drive against shorts.

    If the motor does not spin, it does not mean is damage. The part that will get damage will be the circuitry where the motor is connected to.

  • Jaime Hernandez Apr 11, 2008

    I would suggest to check inside the enclosure and look for a hard drive with a exact model number, and take the board out to install it on the defective one. It might a cheaper way to recover the data.

    Let me know if you need further assistance.

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