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Seagate Drive problems!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by parmeet.shah, May 14, 2007.

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  1. parmeet.shah

    parmeet.shah Thread Starter

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    Hey guys. I have a 300 gig Seagate drive. Well its not been working for a few months.

    I am 100% sure its nothing to do with the drive itself coz believe it or not, I haven't MOVED my drive from my desk since I bought it. I'm pretty sure there's some loose connection somewhere inside the drive as sometimes it does show up.

    Well, I sent it to Seacare and after 2 weeks, they returned it. And guess what? I still wasn't working! Same problem.

    The thing is, the drive doesn't show up on my Mac. I've tried every possible troubleshooting method without success.

    I was thinking, what if I opened up the drive? I could just break open the plastic and see what connections were loose. Is it possible to do that, remove the metal drive from inside and connect it using new wires? I AM really desperate, so..
     
  2. CrazyComputerMan

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    Welcome to TSG

    NO! Dont open the hard drive, it'll will lose the warrently.

    Your Hard Drive might be not compaitiable with Mac, Check the SeaGate Spec's :)
     
  3. parmeet.shah

    parmeet.shah Thread Starter

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    It was working perfectly a few months back. I've got loads of data on it already. I've tried everything.

    Just tell me if it will be possible to retrieve the data if I open it up. Frankly, I don't mind losing the warranty. I JUST want to know if it will run after I open it up.
     
  4. win2kpro

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    If you open the drive, you are opening a can of worms.

    If you have EXTREMELY IMPORTANT data to recover I suggest you send the drive to Seagate for recovery.

    http://services.seagate.com/consumer_solutions.aspx

    They have various options including a do it yourself program.
     
  5. CrazyComputerMan

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    Good moring win2kpro, I know PEBKAC (Problem exist between keyboard and chair) lol
     
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    :D (y)
     
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    Is this drive in an enclosure by chance ie usb / firewire external?
     
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