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Old 08-02-2006, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Data Recovery - Any suggestions?

A few days back I spilled an entire glass of water on my laptop, which shorted it out completely. The machine is nearly 3 years old and was on it's last legs anyway, however it had some important data on the HD that was not backed up.

I removed the hard drive from the unit and have found a "data transfer kit" (you can check it out at http://www.cmsproducts.com/products/..._solutions.htm)
that seems like it may be the solution for me. Has anyone used this type of product before? It seems so straightforward, why would anyone pay $150/hour+ for data recovery services?

The other question is, how do I know if my HD was ruined from the spill? Is there anyway to tell if the drive is still valid?
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can tell the HDD is ruing by pluggin it into a laptop and see if you get a read off it! if you don't then it is more than likely reked was the drive wet when you took it out of the machine?
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