nightrhyme

I Think My Hd Died ! Help Please

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Suddently my pc does not detect my harddrive.

Tried it in 2 different pc's. None was able to detect it.

Tried messing with the jumpers. No dice.

I'm so afraid it's dead.

It's a Hitachi 160 GB ata 8 mb cache drive.

I doesn't make any weird noices. It powers up but bios says NO HARD DRIVE DETECTED.

Please advice !!

I'm ready to start weeping As this drive contains everything important to me. ARGHH

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System Specs:

CPU: P4c Northwood 2.4@3.0 Ghz, 800@1000 Mhz FSB, Cooled by Zalman CNPS7000A-CU

MOBO: asus p4p800 Deluxe, bios 1014.005. MAM enabled, Turbo mode

MEMORY: 2 x 256MB OCZ EL DDR PC-3500 Dual Channel Platinum *Limited Edition* (2-2-2-5-8-64T-64µsec)

GRAPHIC'S: Tyan Radeon 9700pro clock Default, Omega 2504 (Cat 3.10)

HD's: Hitachi DeskStar 7K250 8MB Cache 160GB, WD 1200JB 8MB Cache 120 GB

PSU: 360 Watt chieftec

SOUND: onboard Soundmax

OS: W2K3 Enterprise, INF Update 5.0.2.1003

Monitor: Samsung 959NF, 19" Diamondtron

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try the usual things, change cables, try in yet another computer...

Do you hear it spinning up? if it doesn't spin, try kicking it a little.

check the pins as Gymrat says...

just to be sure.

If everything is ok, then too bad.

but still, there are chances of having a damaged board (the electronics board), you might want to buy another drive of the same model, and do a "board swap".

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Thanx for reply. Tried/Checket all surgestions. But NO DICE.

Will try it in some other pc's though.

Think it's pretty dead :(

Anyone know how much professional data recovery will cost ?

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Anyone know how much professional data recovery will cost ?

I think they charge you proportional to the effort.

In this case it may be pretty cheap as your disks

are in good condition.

I would guess around 100-500$.

If its of any comfort they usually charge zip if

they fail to recover data.

/casa

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ahahaah

just imagine Sean Connery advertising hard drives... a bit weird  :lol:

Could be a co-marketing ploy w/Viagra..."Well lads, if your hardware has failed you...."

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Tough way to learn that you should always backup data that is important to you.... :-(

Windows backup can be scheduled to run while you sleep...look into that after you sort out your problem...

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Since my drive sounds pretty healthy but just refuses to be detected. I'm thinking of calling Hitachi and asking them if they would consider trying to fix the drive.

Has anyone in here had any experience in that field ?

Or is such support out of the question ?

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HDD makers usually reserve the right to either replace or repair your faulty drive, though I have never seen one actually repair it and give you back the same drive. The logistics of tracking individual drives for repair and return to specific end users is too expensive, so I doubt Hitachi will agree to this.

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Since my drive sounds pretty healthy but just refuses to be detected. I'm thinking of calling Hitachi and asking them if they would consider trying to fix the drive.

Has anyone in here had any experience in that field ?

Or is such support out of the question  ?

Actually that's often a lot of what the recovery folks do - try replacing boards, ICs, whatever to make the drive at least limp along enough to collect whatever data might still be viable. As others have mentioned, that is not what is offered by the manufacturer's warranty.

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