Archive for October, 2017

Not Working! – Hard Drive

Monday, October 30th, 2017

From the start, I would like to say, that i took this hard drive from my broken laptop and put it in my main pc and used it as a external storage, one day the hard drive started to making click sounds and I realized that It’s not showing up in my pc, I unpluged the drive and tried to open in to see if the pillars where stuck on the disk, but that was not the problem, in the near pc shop (falcon) they told me that It’s unrepairable but im not giving up so quickly, If you could help me or wanted to know more furthure information about the hard drive I would be honored to tell you more.

500 gb 3.5 desktop hardrive started to someitmes fail when booting, then stopped completely, can files be recovered, the photos are the most important type, anything else is just a bonus

Mac book pro 2008 model. Hard drive is clicking and laptop will not load up.

hard drive failed

The hard drive is an old (2004-ish) WD external computer HDD. The lights on the front were on but the drive was not seen by the operating system. I plugged it in again this morning and noticed a little wisp of smoke come out the top, along with a burning smell! I was hoping that the burning was only to the electronics in the box and not the HDD so I disassembled the box and put the HDD into my PC – nothing at all. The data that I want off it are my family photos – thirteen years worth! There’s a few back-ups on there and some other junk probably; I am only interested in the photos, though.
What do you think you can do for me?

Hard drive no longer works. The computer picks up the device by beeping when connected although in ‘my computer’ the device is not found. It no longer feels as though the ‘fan’? is working but does make some sounds. The light comes on when connected to the computer.

I have multiple internal hard drives that I’ve removed from old windows pc’s. I now want to connect them to my macbook air and drag off the data.
Issues:
1. HDD not recognised by mac
2. The op sys on HDD might have a p/w that I don’t know
I’m not interested in keeping the HDD’s but I need all the data.
Are you able to help with this task at all, and what would it involve?

The computer does not recognise the device or it does but partially. When it does the computer sees the drive but it cannot open the file

External 1tb hard drive knocked of table whilst running. Made horrible scratching noise when plugged back in and not seen by computer. Unplugged immediately.

I have a Samsung HDD 750 GB which is not showing up on the PC and I need the data recovering please
It powers and clicks once and that is it

My G Drive Slim, 500GB has stopped working. I had it looked at and apparently the issue is the “reader”. The drive contains mostly excel and word docs along with some pdf’s and jpg’s.

My laptop suffered a power surge. It is a HP Probook.
The chap who looked at it says the hardrive is not being recognised and there are 4 partitions?
It all means nothing to me.
The hardrive has been removed from the machine and I simply need to recover the data. It has some old spreadsheets etc I need and photos of my kids etc.

Just had a hard drive not working – its a Samsung 3tb external drive. the power did not work when plugged in. when I used another power supply it powered up but the light was constantly flashing – what is an idea of cost of repair?

Type A issue, 4 ticking noises on startup Seagate 1 terabyte external hard drive. Seagate scan says capacity 0 data 0. But there are lots of pictures on the drive. Can you help recover these pictures?

Beeping and clicking hard drives

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Hard drive beeps
I’ve turned my PC on this morning along with my 2TB Seagate Barracuda external hard drive to find that it was powering on for about 5 seconds, made a short beeping noise and then powered down. I’ve tried in different USB ports but still the same problem. I opened Disk Management and it saw the disk but it was showing a Partition of about 3GB, that was it. It then came up with a Cyclic Redundancy Check error. At the moment I am absolutely devastated as this housed about 8 years worth of photo’s/music and other extremely important files. Schoolboy error on my part not having a backup.

Seagate 2 TB external hard drive is not being detected and gives a beep sound when plugged on.

I have a Seagate external hardrive (Plus Ultra Slim 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch). It’s suddenly stopped connecting to my mac and makes a beeping sound when plugged in. There is no super essential data on there but If it could be repaired and I could retrieve the data that would be great. What’s the cost of repairing this? Is it possible to come into your dataclinic in Hackney

beeping hard drive picture

Barracuda clicks
My Seagate Barracude 2000 Gb HDD (model: ST2000DM001) started to make clicking sounds. Initially it was booting correctly but before I copied all the files, it stopped working. I couldn’t boot my computer with this disk connected so I had to unplug it (I have dual boot PC).

The hard drive was in use when it was hit. It’s a seagate 1TB hard drive. A ticking noise started after it was hit and so I turned off the MacBook. It can no longer be seen by the MacBook.

Seagate ST1000LM014 1EJ164-038 FW:DEMA WU (100535602 M) 1000gb 2.5″ Sata PCB sshd. drive cand start and can hear short sound all the time. looks like motor is unable to start. adout 500gb data to recover

I have a 80 gb desktop hdd which has just stoped working and will not boot or show in bios it started ticking a few weeks b4 but then it did not tick for a week then did not turn on after that

I have a small Seagate NAS (1 terabyte) that was bumped over and fell onto the desk when I was changing computers. It basically got it’s reader arm locked up. So the data needs to be recovered. It really probably doesn’t contain all that much data, but some of my work stuff, and personal family photos I don’t want to lose, as well as old financial data.

About data from phones and hard drives

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Looking to recover Google Chrome browser history on a Google Pixel phone.

My hard drive is not being detected by the computer. It still spins and has its LED light on. I’m a science teacher and i have practically all my lessons and resources on my hard drive. I really need to get all my data back.

I have a Blackberry Priv that someone sat on and now i can’t access any of the data, although there’s no external damage. The most important thing would be that no data is wiped in the attempt to recover it, if possible.

loss of data

I have a Lexar 32 GB USB stick that is a few years old and I can not open it on my computer. When you plug the USB into the computer it starts to light up and the computer makes a noise but then nothing happens. I have checked the device managment and it is not showing the USB at all.I have tried several computers and the same happens on each.
The USB contains my only back up of pictures of my children from the last few years so as you can understand it is important for me to recover the data. Can you please send me a quote for recovering the data.

Need data recovery (pictures and videos) for samsung s2 stuck in boot loop.

I have had an old Toshiba HDD, 500GB that has failed to be recognised on the desktop computer and has been dormant for a number of years. I have had a free consultation with another hard drive repair company and they have said that I require Toshiba ‘parts’ in order to successfully repair the HD (or a quoted 70% chance that it can be fixed)

Hard drive clicks when connected to a computer. it also causes the computer to freeze and i am unable to access any files on it.

My WD 320gb external hard drive is approx 270gb full. One day it wouldn’t power up and just a green flashing on front, no spinning or ticking noise, I was hoping the drive would work in hdd docking station on the PC. So I opened the casing to obtain the hdd. Tried to boot it up in the docking station again but still NO power. I noticed a slight minor burn smell on a component on the PCB board. I ordered another PCB board from another WD320 hdd on eBay matching with the exact same model numbers. Swapped the PCB board, The disk spins and then stops as it isn’t recognised or readable by computer. I swapped he PCB board back, and started looking for a data recovery firm. Just contacting a few companies for an idea on price to decide whether it’s worth my while getting it recovered, or not, as I have a lot of this data already backed up already on the laptop, but not quite all of it. Your advice and quote would be very much appreciated.

My external hdd cannot ben read from my laptop and i can hear some minor clicking sound when I connected my HDD to my laptop, the sound lasted for few seconds and nothing happened. And can I know roughly the price range to recover the data? The model is WD My passport Ultra.

I have a Samsung galaxy S6 Edge 128GB, the motherboard is faulty. The phone won’t turn on or charge. I have tried another motherboard in the phone and that works, so it’s defiantly a fault with the motherboard. The phone wasn’t dropped and is not water damaged. Do you think the data on the motherboard is recoverable? I have photos I would like to get back.