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Hard disc problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Selwyn, Aug 28, 2010.

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  1. Selwyn

    Selwyn Thread Starter

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    Hi, All ! Its me again!! I know I use a lot of words when I write but I like to give back-up info to help direct you efficiently towards the core question/problem - so here we go.......
    I have recently been using a Sata/usb to transfer files from my old tower 90Gb disc to my new HP Compaq 610 lap-top with some reasonable success. Then suddenly right in the middle of the last session everything disappeared off the screen and since then I have been unable to re-establish contact with the disc. There ARE some difficulties with the disc I know (including an intermittently dysfunctioning drive motor) and after many attempts (inclding using other computers and sata/usb's), have now given up hope of trying to recover my files by "conventional" means. My well-trusted local techies have been unable to help and in desperation I have come up with an idea:-

    I happen to have another useless 90 GB disc but with a functioning drive motor and I wondered whether it is physically or theoretically possible to disassemble the faulty hard disc unit, remove the disc assembly and "transplant" it into the functioning assembly - can anyone out there suggest whether this is in fact a viable suggestion and solution?:eek:

    Yours,
    Selwyn
     
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  3. Selwyn

    Selwyn Thread Starter

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    Dear Daz1 - a million thanks for your prompt and encouraging reply; I'll give it my best shot when I pluck up the courage to undertake what I know to be a daunting technical operation. I'll let you know for sure how I get on!
     
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