Poss toasted ext hard drive

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

mmmdonuts

Thread Starter
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
6
Howdy folks, I borrowed a friends external hard drive to back up some of my stuff onto it as well but without thinking have used my power supply cord instead of his. I seems they are rated differently and HD has since stopped working with a definate burnt smell from the enclosure. I would like to find out if his data on it is likley to be gone for good. I am unable to get to a data recovery service some were due to my remote location so i was hoping to try my luck at doing it myself. Would anyone know of any resources on the web i can use.

Cheers
 
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
923
If you can't power it up then you can buy another enclosure and remove the HDD from that one you have now and retry. If you are lucky it will just have blown the enclosure and the HDD and the data will still be safe :)
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top