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Segate Barracuda HD inop

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  1. hypnos68134

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    I have a Seagate Barracuda 640G HD. It does not spin up. I believe the motor might be shot. Has anyone ever taken one of these apart, and made it work again. While there is nothing life changing on the HD, there is a lot of stuff I would like to have. Thanks.
     
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    Opening it up will destroy any chance of getting files off it. You can try putting it into an external Usb caddy or using a Sata/Ide to Usb cable. If the motor has gone they won't work though.
     
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    Oh.. It's dead, Jim.

    If you want to recover any files on it, I'd suggest you find a data recovery service that specializes in dead drives.
     
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    Really sorry for your situation - you can pretty much forget about recovery, unless you want to spend BIG bucks.

    That is why everyone says "BACKUP-BACKUP -BACKUP."

    With your Seagate HDD, (assuming your next one is a Seagate or WD) you can get The Acronis Discwizard ,from Acronis, for free and in the future, make backups a priority.
    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD
     
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