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Laptop hard drive physical damage

Hi there, i have an acer laptop hard drive that is no accessable, the hard drive has some serious clicking sounds, how may i restore data from it,
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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Drive shipped from NYC to FL. Added Retrospect disk to restore data from drive to desktop - it only clicks. Opened with a SATA and still nothing. Appears 'arm' is not functioning.

  • James Thompson
    James Thompson Dec 22, 2018

    get an exteral hardrive holder if its clicking it may not be able to be recovered



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If it's clicking then you may be out of luck. Sending it to a data recovery agency is really costly. You may (???) be able to get some files off the drive if you connect it to someone else's computer as a second drive. I've also heard that putting the drive in the freezer will sometimes let the drive work for a short period of time. But, IMHO the drive is toast.

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