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Old 10-09-2005, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Quantum Fireball lct 40GB not spinning

I have a Quantum Fireball lct 20 40GB hdd that i took from our old hp pavilion 7850 and put it in my computer and used it for a while. a couple days ago I reset the computer and noticed the hdd was not booting and the BIOS didn't recognize it. The disk does not spin up and i don't think the motor is bad. The LED flashes once for .5 sec when the power is plugged in. I have tried the drive in different PCs and it does the same thing. Also all of the fans except the cpu fan stopped working at the same time. Can anyone help?
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Old 10-09-2005, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the drive is dead for long term use

However if you pop it in the freezer (in a plastic bag) and try it, it will spin for a while and you can get data off of it.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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still not workin, any other suggestions on how to salvage anything?
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if the freezer trick didnt work, you may need to take it to a professional data recovery place.
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