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Recover Data from Internal Hard Disc

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I have a 250GB western Digital Internal HDD in my Laptop. Due to unknown reason the HDD is not working at all. It is not even detected when tried to connected with any system. The HDD contains lots of important data which need to be recovered.

Please anyone help me to recover the data in the safest possible way.

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Amit Lal, there is no way that you can change the platters unless you have a Clean Room. You can try to change the pcb with an identical one, that may bring your drive back to life.

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Every answers has some valuable points to consider but I am still looking for the solution to recover data from my HDD as it is not Powering ON. So, please help me accordingly. To recover my valuable data.

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If you still have the drive and it is a sata drive try

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Hi, to tell you the truth you need to fix your hard disk first. Once your hard disk works again, you can have the chance to get your lost data back. Maybe you will ask me why I said "lost data". Here I will explain it to you.

If you hard drive cannot work, you must need to repair it, then here comes the problem-just like our computer OS, if the OS doesn't work, we need to install the system again. What will happen? You will know that all of the files in your partition which the OS is installed there will gone just like formatting it. Repair the hard drive is the same as formatting. So you will lose your data. But you still have chance to get the data back by using software or calling the computer expert to help you a lot.

But one thing you need to pay attention is that after repairing the hard disk, you'd better not put anything new into it 'cause this operation will cause the data overwritten situation. Once it happens, you will lose the chance of recover data.

Here is a post which explains more details, you can check it to see if it can help or not, good luck: http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-ma...

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Hi Amit,

I went through the complete post but i am not satisfied with both the answers because of that it is difficult for a common user they can't open the HDD and change the plotter or PCB. If you still suffering the same situation then please don't hit & try on the HDD else you might lose data permanently. Please consult any Data Recovery Expert they will guide you step by step.

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I'm afraid that the drive will probably need to go to a data recovery service.

If it isn't detected when you plug it it, the chances are that the data is ok, but something in the circuit board has failed.

Most of these places have a stock of old drives. The first thing they will try is simply replacing the circuit board on the underside of the device. If you could find another drive of EXACTLY the same make and model, you could try that yourself - it's a relatively simple task. You simply unscrew the board, remove the ribbon cable, and reconnect the new one. Try searching the net for the exact make and model.

Be careful though, as there can be different revisions within the same model - you must make sure that the revision number is the same as well.

It's possible to transplant platters, but trust me - it is an incredibly tricky and difficult job, for which you would to do a lot of research and also special tools to keep the heads spaced apart. Without this, the job is practically impossible, and on a first attempt, I guarantee that anyone will destroy the drive completely.

Transplanted platters don't last long, either - maybe long enough to recover the data, but it's not a permanent solution. I don't recommend doing this at all!

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What exactly was the failure? dead, not spinning, clicking, not detected by BIOS or OS?

If the HDD has any of the above issues, you have a fault which you will not be able to fix, it will not be a DIY job I am afraid.

Please do not change the PCB, this will not work, also do not open the hard drive.

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This is bit techi to do this but still by following the instruction you can achieve your purpose.

First you need to turn over your laptop and your will see like 2 or 3 different covers with screws. Check which screw has a hard drive icon. Just open the screw and use screw drivers to open your hard drive further.

Once your detach it the check if its IDE or SATA.

After this you need to get a SATA to USB or IDE to USB converter. You can order it online for few bucks or can also get it from some hardware shop. Once you get this converter then attache it with connector and then further with your PC via USB. In this way you would be able to manually back up all your data from all folders one by one.

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Thanks David for the solution,

I tried to connect it with the connector and tried to detect the HDD,

But I was unable to find anything. But I just wondering if I could get a similar HDD and move the platters of it in working HDD will it work. Please suggest me any solution as I want to recover the data.

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If you want to know how to recover data from hard drive, you can try the ways below.And I hope it can help you a lot.

FIrst os all, inspect the drive's controller board carefully to see if it can be removed without exposing the drive's platters. Then find a sacrificial drive. Remove the controller board of the failing drive. Then remove the controller board from the working drive. Again, be extremely careful. After that, you should aAttach the working board to the failing drive.

Finally, connect the drive to your computer or device and test.

If you have any question about recoverring lost data, you can use Data Recovery, I think that must give you a lot of help.

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my internal Hard disk 320 gb dedect and show bios but window is not install and install window 7 is not open and very slow open and hang system. my i check dignoyer test all part success but hard disk erros .

Please solusion the my hard disk .

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