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Old 03-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a SATA maxtor HD that fell off a table and is not reading now.. how can I get it to work is it toast?

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If you very lightly shake it do you hear metal rattling around inside? Is there critical non backed up data on it?

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As Hef is suggestion, more than likely the read head is broken - which would make data recovery EXTREMELY difficult. More than likely you'll have to send it into a professional service that can take the drive apart and read the platters individually.
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^which would be quite expensive.
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