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Old 08-02-2006, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Swaping Platters between Good And Damaged HardDisk

I have 3 Maxtor discs 40 GB same models.

1 is with many data files that I need. And completely not recognizable from the bios.
Disk Check Said that there is serious error in Reading Head and the controller.

the other 2 disks are OK.

I Open the damaged disk and carefully remove the Platter
open one of the good HD and place the platter there
then run it ,
but the header of the disk start moving up and down
and the disk did not appear in the BIOS even.

is there other option to get the data back
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried a data recovery program, I'm not sure it will work because you said the reading head was not working but it's worth a try. I haven't tried any of them so I don't know what there like.
http://www.freebyte.com/filediskutils/#datarecovery
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i am hardly surprised it's not working. it is almost impossible to open a hdd in anything but a clean room and still have it work. let alone opening it in a normal room, handling the platters and probably unscrewing them with a magnetised screwdriver.
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ya, getting even 1 sped of dust on the platter *****s it ,, youd have to send it away for profession data recovery now me thinks
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