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Dead 500GB HDD fix?

Hello, any one know how i can go about fixing a 500gb External HDD it just stoped working randomly a few months ago i tryed changing the case but dident work fan inside the actual HDD makes strange noice is there any way i could take apart the HDD and maby get the fan inside working or something like that? As i would rly like the data which is on the HDD? Any ideas thanks.

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2007

    No point Taking it to a professional as it would cost more than getting brand new 1TB External HDD



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If you open that drive, you will destroy it. Those drive are airsealed, and are manufactered in a sterile environment. You will need to seek out professional recovery.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 22, 2007

    Right, it de[pends on what it crucial.. the drive or the content. But i would not cut corners on big drive with inferior enclosures...whats a half TB drive when it fails and is unrecoverable......I recovered drives and switch enclosure on drive for whoms peoples career mattered. So it comes down again to the content or the drive. Instead of purchasing a 1 TB drive, try 2 500 GB drive, and use one to back up the other. In the intimidating world of RAIDS, cheap bridge boards and inferior backup software.......backing up has always been the first and berst preventative measure....

    Hope this helps, and don't forget to rate the advice.

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 22, 2007

    The delivery above is the result of troubleshooting in the morning with no coffee......

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 22, 2007


    Thanks lots for the's not like I didn't spends a good amount of time giving real advice, or that I was the cause of your malfunction. You even got an answer same day, 4 for that matter. I see why people give up on this site after a while. Not to mention your only advice was for someone to use the product warranty......if that's what you call a solution, then that figures.....again thank you for negative score.......i'll remember who was my first.

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 22, 2007

    Oh and by the way, those drives dont have fans in them. But, I've already wasted enough time, I won't go into it.



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