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Seagate freeagent 500g usb 2.0 beeps sound

I had this hard disk for few month. its works fine. but last few day it give out low beep sound and try on a few pc also can not detect it. its still under warranty. but there is important data that i need. how to open up the case without breaking it? same prob seagate wants 1700$ to recover the data!!! any tips?

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Try to re-install the driver then plug it if that comes with no result u just try what the mate said google data recovery cuz i ve seen one of those hard disks its impossible to open the case without breaking it!!! they have the advantage to tell u that price but try google data recovery that is the best solution we recommand

best regards!!

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Its impossible to open up the case it will definately break. and the warranty will be void. then they will charge you more and no garranty for the product.hence if it is still under warranty,. you can tell them about this hard disk failure.may they help you.as tthanks.

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To resolve this problem, delete the UpperFilters registry value and the LowerFilters registry value. These values may cause access problems. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the UpperFilters registry value. This value is located in the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E980-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.

Note If you receive an error when you try to delete the registry subkey, you may not have correct permissions to edit the subkey.

4. Locate and then click the LowerFilters registry value. This value is located in the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.

6. Exit Registry Editor.
7. Restart the computer In Safe Mode With Networking


Then Smitfraudfix that shoud be run in Safe mode with networking only

8. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
9. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
10. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode with Networking " appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

Download SmitFraudFix Click Here and click on RUN and the on the next Screen once again click RUN Once Again

  • Search:
    • Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
    • Select 1 and hit Enter to create a report of the infected files. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C: apport.txt


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  • Clean:
    • Reboot your computer in Safe Mode (before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually)
    • Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
    • Select 2 and hit Enter to delete infect files.
    • You will be prompted: Do you want to clean the registry ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
    • The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found): Replace infected file ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.
    • A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C: apport.txt


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  • Optional:
    • To restore Trusted and Restricted site zone, select 3 and hit Enter.
    • You will be prompted: Restore Trusted Zone ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to delete trusted zone.


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    Because if the hard drive is not detected there's no way you can retrieve the data on it, try first to put this hard disk to a different computer and hopefully it will be detected then you can now get the data, but if still no needs replacement already...

    Hope that helps.........

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    If you open the case, then you will void the warranty.

    If you do open it, you need to be careful while you pry the case off. I believe it has tabs, that need to be seperated.

    Once you have the hard drive out, use something like this: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2020 That will let you get the data off if it's still there and intact. Or you could install it in your computer, and access it that way.

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    You can contact some companies that will do it for much much less such as the link below. I would not advise that you attempt to recover it yourself as you may lose the data. You can also search in google under data recover to see other companies that have a more reasonable fee

    Link

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    The thing is, that they do not want you to open the unit, so they make them to where it's near impossible to open without breaking it. Unless you've done it before, and know what you're doing, I wouldn't recommend it. There are many places that do data recovery for a lot less than what Seagate wants. They are still expensive, but considerably less than $1700. Google data recovery, and get some estimates.

    Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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    You still need assistance in cracking open the Seagate Freeagent Pro 500GB and trying data/file recovery? If yes, would appreciate a post back.

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    I am so happy to say that i HAD the exact same problem.
    Its an issue with the drive disk itself. Long story short because i dropped the drive the the disk was no longer able to spin fast enough to start the drive (the beeping sound actually being the disk trying to start spinning.
    After spending literally the last 4-5 hours looking for a solution I found a unusual method that basically either works, or it doesn't there's no it kind of works. what you need to do is unplug the drive, then plug it back in and start Vigorously spinning it whilst keeping the drive horizontal (similar to what you would do when your unscrewing a light bulb).
    You have to try and do so simultaneously with the beep and it should "kick start" the drive (AND OBVIOUSLY DON'T LET THE WIRE DROP OUT AS YOUR SPINNING IT AS YOUR COMPUTER WONT RECOGNISE IT IF ITS NOT PLUGGED IN).
    I Know this method sounds far fetched but put it this way, 15mins ago I was working out how im gonna get hundreds of pounds to restore this drive, Now, i've just finished copying my informations onto a laptop from the drive so i can take this piece of plastic **** back to the shop :D.......
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