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Old 29th January 2008, 17:55   #46
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Guys Iv successfully killed my HDD

Yesterday after loading all my data onto it I proceeded to plug the HDD into my new rig. It booted, sparked and fizzled and it was a done deal.

I dont mind having to trash the HDD but there's so many personal photo's on there and some music too that I would hate to lose.

Anyone with reliable leads in Bangalore? Im weary of these run of the mill type repair chaps.
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Old 29th January 2008, 19:42   #47
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IIRC Samurai knew someone good for data recovery in Bangalore. Am PMing him the link to this thread.
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Old 29th January 2008, 19:58   #48
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You may try the Disc Doctors. Details here

Data Recovery Services India - Disk Doctors India Data Recovery Services Bangalore

They are bangalore based.
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Old 29th January 2008, 20:29   #49
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Hi Buddy

I have this guy who recovers the data from crashed PC he charges 3000 , I have the contact details in office i shall post it , or if u can mail me i will give u the details , u can reach me at abishek@hp.com

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Hey thanks guys! This seems like an expensive proposition so I might have to save some $ and then proceed. What Im worried about was the physical damage (spark, smoke).

Thanks again
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I have recovered some data from crashed drives, not a pro but have been successfull most times.

What drive? Model? external or internal?
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Hey thanks guys! This seems like an expensive proposition so I might have to save some $ and then proceed. What Im worried about was the physical damage (spark, smoke).

Thanks again

Spark and smoke can be a blessing in disguise. It means that plates are okay and just electronics got fried.


So if you tell that to some recovery shop, they should be willing to fix the HDD for 2k (they just need to replace electronics from a similar hdd).

Once thats done get data out of that HDD ASAP and throw it away.
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I have recovered some data from crashed drives, not a pro but have been successfull most times.

What drive? Model? external or internal?
Its a Seagate 7200 RPM 80gb drive. Approx 3 years old I reckon.

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Spark and smoke can be a blessing in disguise. It means that plates are okay and just electronics got fried.
Yep the spark and smoke was on the top surface where the circuitry is.

Wow, Iv got to pay the cost of a new 250gb HDD to recover about 40gb

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Do you have some pics on where it is burned? If it is not running at all i.e. its burned off the elctrical connections, data can be recovered from the disks and the cost for that will get you a camera, a new HDD and the holiday where you took the snaps ;-)

Where you located, if around Airport road, we can meet up.
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Spitfire, dont make me cry !!

I can click a pic tonight but there's no real indication as to any sort of burn. Im not sure if it was the cheap Rs.20 IDE cable I bought that caused this mess in the first place :(

Yeah it doesnt run at all. When I plug it in as slave the machine wont boot up.

Really tied up this week but will be in touch and catch up soon. My office is on Infantry road.
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Note from Mod - Threads merged. Please do a search before creating a new thread.

Also cross linking to this thread > http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...hard-disk.html (Need to recover Data from my Extnl 200 GB USB Hard Disk)

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Okie, so is being detected by the BIOS? If it is we can get your data. Forget boot, check in BIOS if it is seen.

LOL not trying to make you cry but data recovery costs a lot.
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LOL not trying to make you cry but data recovery costs a lot.
And might I add that the charges are very often decided after assessing the client, more than the HDD! A well heeled client who seems tense will pay more than one who is obviously not so well to do and simply wants to save himself the hassel of downloading a few movies all over again!
Data recovery charges are very very negotiable.

You might be best off not even calling it data recovery. Approach a repair shop for 'repair' of the said HDD.

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Yep the spark and smoke was on the top surface where the circuitry is.

Wow, Iv got to pay the cost of a new 250gb HDD to recover about 40gb
Thats good, your data is safe. If someone has a hdd with similar model lying around then that person can do it for 300 - 500 (basically minimum charges).

It costs 2k if someone has to get end-of-life electronics from seagate.
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And might I add that the charges are very often decided after assessing the client, more than the HDD! Data recovery charges are very very negotiable.

You might be best off not even calling it data recovery. Approach a repair shop for 'repair' of the said HDD.
Yeah I guess I will pay a few visits to SP.Road and pursue all angles on this front Iv got some valid contacts from helpful T-Bhpians too!

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Thats good, your data is safe. If someone has a hdd with similar model lying around then that person can do it for 300 - 500 (basically minimum charges).
You mean salvage the parts from another dead drive? Will scout SP.Road like I mentioned as this is where most gear lands up.
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