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Old 28th February 2008, 17:06   #16
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Very sorry to hear about the mishap, Sam.
I gather that the photos are the most precious cargo aboard.
No, to tell you the truth, there is a lot of hard work on the HDD. But the work can be done again.
Those photos are very precious to me. I'm calling the engineer repeatedly.

Here is what I have decided to do.

By today, if they have nothing, I will ask for the drive back, place it in a casing and rescue as much of it as I can. If this fails, then I will sed it to Steers guys, who have offered to try.
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Not sure if this is the right answer, but someone I know got a Windows laptop from the Gulf, with warranty, but the warranty was not accepted in India.
Apple warranty is normally worldwide.
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Exclamation Ummmm.. Ummmmm....!!!!

My suggestion is to NOT tinker with the damaged hard drive as much as possible. Get it to the experts as soon as possible. And as safe as possible!
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My suggestion is to NOT tinker with the damaged hard drive as much as possible. Get it to the experts as soon as possible. And as safe as possible!
AMEN. DO NOT DO ANYTHING. Hand over to experts ASAP. The more you make changes to the disk, the lesser your chances of recovering what was lost.
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Hi Sam,
I just got off the phone with the Apple engineer at their store in Ansal Plaza, Delhi. He says that it might just be possible if the disk can be target mounted. His # is 9811173937 and name is Alok. I suggest you speak to him. You could say that you got his number from me (Ishan)..

Hope this gets sorted out for ya..
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please DONT put it in a casing.

Casing may screw it up electrically for good. Have lost a hdd just this way
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Slightly off topic - If you buy a Mac from the states with the extended warranty (worldwide) is it valid in India? Anyone got their machines fixed for free under this here?
I and several others from my work bought MacBook pros and that's the first question we asked. The answer is yes, the warranty is international.
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please DONT put it in a casing.

Casing may screw it up electrically for good. Have lost a hdd just this way
??? More about this please!
The WORLD is using HDDs mounted in metal casings!
I've been using 4 of them for nearly five years.
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??? More about this please!
The WORLD is using HDDs mounted in metal casings!
I've been using 4 of them for nearly five years.
try doing it to a crashed hard disk of your's with all the precious data in it. There is a difference between continually USING something and INSTALLING it to fix it when it's almost dead.
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try doing it to a crashed hard disk of your's with all the precious data in it. There is a difference between continually USING something and INSTALLING it to fix it when it's almost dead.
Thank you, but I HAVE done Data Recovery for not less than five drives. Three of them were laptop drives, which meant taking them out and putting into an external box for connecting to a working computer.
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Exclamation A very important thing to notice!

Be very careful! If you have any private data (something you can't afford others to see), do something to make sure that it doesn't reach somebody else's hands! You will have to speak to the people how they handle that.
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You will have to speak to the people how they handle that.
Cash usually works very well!
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Usually professionals understand a client's privacy.
Stellar seems to be quite a popular choice.
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Thank you, but I HAVE done Data Recovery for not less than five drives. Three of them were laptop drives, which meant taking them out and putting into an external box for connecting to a working computer.
If one person tells me that he has recovered 5 HDDs succssfully and another person tells me that he has lost his HDD, both by putting in a metal casing, I would not attempt it myself. It's a different matter altogether if the recovery firms do it the same though.

I think the point was to warn Sam of doing something stupid with his disk in desparation and it's conveyed properly.
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I would not attempt it myself.
You said it! But you did not earlier know my abilities nor qualifications!
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