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I have a Samsung HM640JJ HDD. I bought the drive as an external in an enclosure. The drive has stopped spinning all-together. I even tried to put the HDD in my laptop but will not spin. Samsung will not entertain my warranty as it was an OEM manufacture for another company and I do not know who to contact. The drive manufacture date is April 2010. What can I do to get the drive spinning again and fix it.

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  • rgoswamy Sep 05, 2011

    Thanks for the reply. I did try and put it in the freezer wrapped in zip lock bags. After 24 hours I plugged it in my PC and nothing. No spin. I did call Samsung and argued that they stamped the drive with their name and now it was their responsibility. Finally they gave me a RMA and have agreed to replace the drive under the warranty.
    Thanks

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If the hard drive can't be detected by your computer, you can try this way.
Put the hard drive in a plastic bag to be compatible for the freezer. Freezing sometimes works to revive a dying hard drive, at least for a short time(Probable just about 20 minutes), but be sure that the bag is sealed tightly so that condensation and ice crystals don't form. Put it in your freezer for 24 hours that will do the trick. While it's still cold, plug it into your computer.And you may be able to view it in 'my computer'.
If it shows up in 'my computer' as a drive letter(like E: drive) but you can't access it,you can recover data from hard drive with data recovery program.
Tenorshare data recovery is a professional data recovery program that can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage,system sabotage, virus attack etc.You can get it here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm After you recover your data,you can format it to check out whether it can be fixed.
If it fails, you will have to go to a recovery office where supply data recovery service but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover data is not guaranteed.

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