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DIY How to: a successful data recovery from clicking hard drive. Recover your files Yourself

November 3, 2016 Jon 10 Comments

In this video I explain how to recover data from a clicking hard drive. There are several types of clicks of death. This click is recoverable.
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  1. 8233Eire
    November 3, 2016 - 3:39 pm

    …so boring! Work faster….people are not i***ts!

  2. Yunus Fidan
    November 3, 2016 - 3:46 pm

    Hi!
    I have the same problem. What if i buy the same harddrive and just replace the control unit with the new one would it be compatible, would it work?

  3. dominance.design
    November 3, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    Abraham: What is your e-mail. have a hard drive with the same problem sound would like to know if you can diagnose

  4. Joe Bucciarelli
    November 3, 2016 - 5:16 pm

    Old hard drives make excellent targets and shooting them are excellent for destroying data !!!

  5. Farhad Tabarsi
    November 3, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    I have a Seagate Central…the HD is good….how can I recover data to my mac? TY

  6. Zakk Gardner
    November 3, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    Seeing as you have so many donor drives to choose from, would it not be sensible to look at the revision and serial numbers on the labels and try the closest match first ?

  7. Bogdan Zaharescu
    November 3, 2016 - 6:31 pm

    Hi and thanks for the video!
    I'm trying to put an external hdd inside my pc. The windows 7 sees it but can't see the data. It says i should format it which clearly i don't want to because i don't want to loose the information that's stored on it. What should i do?
    Thanks!
    P.S. I have used the external hdd for about 2 years now and from the beginning it was disconnecting at the very light touch of the data cable. Now, the files from it are getting loaded very hard sometimes but sometimes it works well. Since now i have used an laptop but now, having a desktop, i want to solve this somehow.
    I'm really hoping for an answer from you cause i say you know things. Thanks in advance.

  8. Andi Sadler
    November 3, 2016 - 6:34 pm

    Abraham can i ask advice. I have a Phillips external 500gb drive with Hitachi 500gb inside. My pc doesnt recognise it no more like yours didnt. Could i send to you for repair as i have lots of pics etc to keep in the drive. I will need a cloned drive to change pcb board yes?

  9. HidanRP
    November 3, 2016 - 7:01 pm

    Greetings, i got a bad hard drive (WD 1TB black) and a healthy one (WD 160gigs blue), of which the blue one is around 7-8 years old and the black 2-3 years. So, i would rather make use of the bigger one and i was wondering if i could use parts from the blue disk. As for the black drive, it sounds as if something is not spining properly inside (you can hear the sound of i guess the motor trying to push but as if it cant make it), atleast soundwise (i do not have any experience in repairing hard drives so i have no clue). The Drive can be turne on, but when i do, the system prompts me right after the BIOS shows. It says that the health status of the drive is bad and i should do a bakcup and replace it. When i push F1 i can still go into the system (windows 8.1), but it lags quite a lot and sending data from this disk apears to be partly working, it goes as far as 50 megabytes, but also stops sometimes for a while and wont send any data and later start again on its own. Any idea on what i should or can do?

  10. Larry Laffer
    November 3, 2016 - 7:55 pm

    big chip is a microcontroller, hynix is a RAM chip. All HDD have got a firmware, which "says" to the conrtoller how many heads inside, and a board store where's a "factory" bad sectors.

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