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Acomdata same hard drive problem (blue / red blinking light), computer will not recognize the drive. i see you've helped someone else, could you give me a hand mate? thanks and cheers! jl4855[at]lycos[dot]com

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  • jl4855 Jan 30, 2009

    thanks for the help! I ended up sending it back for warranty, but appreciate your help nonetheless.

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I am usually pretty good at getting the data back in most cases except the most extreme(fire,bullet holes, ect..). Send me an email describing your problem in detail and include you phone number. I will call you for free and discuss all the options for data retrieval. Make sure you rate this a fixya for me and I will even extract the data for you for free. You just pay the shipping both ways. I do this for a hobby juust to help people. Send me your info to geokohler@gmail.com I will get back to you as soon as I can. Include the time differential between your location and mine so I call at a reasonable hour! I'm in PA USA eastern time zone! Hope to hear from you soon!
George

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    George Kohler Sep 10, 2008

    Have you E-mailed me? Several people have without including their user name here and I can't tell who still needs help. I have had a dozen hard drive E-mails in the last 2 weeks. If I have already retieved your data for you please rate this so it clears from my Jobs board. Thanks, George

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