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Harddisk not accessible

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  1. phanipatil

    phanipatil Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    My laptop internal harddisk is not accessible. The laptop was switched ON and I was holding it in my hand. Suddenly it slipped and fell down. Since then, the harddisk is not accessible. Windows and BIOS are not detecting the harddisc. So, I bought a new harddisc and replaced it with the old one. Then I connected the inaccessible harddisc to the laptop via USB port by purchasing a harddisc casing and connector. But the disc did not get detected. I didnt see it in disk management. I use windows 7 OS. The connector cable I purchased is Y shaped at one end with two USB connectors. The other end has only one connector which goes to the hard disc.
    I have data in the harddisc and I need to recover it. Is there any way I can access the harddisc? Please help!

    Thanks & Regards,
    Phani
     
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    First did you use the Usb plug with 2 wires at the computer end ? If not please do so. Also, try it with both Usb plugs in ports at the PC end.

    If that doesn't help it looks like the drive is too badly damaged to work.

    EDIT : Oh and welcome to TSG :)
     
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    phanipatil Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your warm welcome and also thank you for your reply. :)

    I didn't try with two plugs inserted to the computer. I just tried with one. I will try it today. But, when I tried with one plug, the hard disc spins for a few seconds and then stops... After some time, it again spins for a few seconds and stops but will never get detected. I will try with two plugs connected to the computer. Also is there a way I can try to access it via Linux OS?
     
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    Good luck with the 2 ports test.

    Yes it should show up in linux if it's working. You could use a version of linux that will run from a CD, Ubuntu will and I'm sure others do too. You can run many on a Usb stick as well if that's more convenient
     
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