Posts Tagged ‘london’

Lost text messages on HTC and Galaxy

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

What are the most valuable items of data on a mobile phone? For the owners of HTC M8 and Samsung Galaxy S7 phones, the answer seems to be lost text messages. Here are two examples:

recovering deleted and lost text messagesAbout 3 weeks ago I lost some text messages from my mobile phone (HTC M8). I don’t recall deleting it, perhaps I did without knowing. I never backup my data. I’m only interested in lost data of one contact that’s all.
Please let me know if you able to help?
I live close to Data Clinic’s Lombard St centre in London I’m happy to take there if someone wants to have a look at my device. I also have the data stored on a broken hard drive so I’ll bring that in too and hopefully you can get the data off of it.

I have got an old, broken galaxy s7 edge that has some photos and text messages on it that I would really like to retrieve, problem is that the phone is bricked, the screen is broken, the battery is dead (as in not chargeable dead), the charging/data port is broken, the list goes on. I’m just hoping to get my old photos back, and would like a quote if thats okay. Just a heads up, I probably won’t be able to answer a call back in business hours just due to my job (having seen the button that says request call back) so if you could pop me an email to the address provided instead, that would be brilliant.

When attempting to retrieve text messages from phone’s the still turn on the best way forward is to try a software extraction process. This can be done by downloading some software from the internet that will do the job for you. However, if your phone no longer turns on then you’ll need to get the assistance of a phone data recovery company to help you. These companies are able to read the text message data from the memory chips on your phone, even if it no longer switches on.

Often in legal cases it’s necessary to extract messages and data from phone where those messages have been lost or deleted, a data recovery company who are also experts in extracting text messages (whether deleted or not) are Data Clinic – you can read their phone data recovery services page here 1 and their phone data extraction (investigative forensics services) page here 2.

London and Sheffield Data Recovery Services

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Buffalo NAS data recovery – Kensington and Chelsea
My Buffalo NAS LinkStation Duo 2TB (LS-WX2.0TL/R1) has a damaged RAID 0 array and has become inaccessable and corrupted. A local IT technician (I am located in Kensington and Chelsea in London), but will have someone personally courier the NAS to London in January) has examined it and says one of the hard drives has become damaged/inoperable, with the RAID 0 now being corrupted. What is the likely cost of recovering the data from the corrupted drive and RAID 0 array? It didn’t receive the best of reviews (http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/storage/nas-drives/50554/buffalo-linkstation-pro-duo-2tb-review) but I still need to get the files off of the device.

WD Support for file recovery for Chesterfield and Sheffield
My external hard drive died yesterday. My laptop no longer recognises it when I plug it in, i.e. nothing happens. The light on the device does come on though. The device is a WD My Passport (P/N: wdbbep0010bbk-01). I only need a couple of files recovering so if it’s not too expensive it’ll save me having to recreate them. I’m not concerned about repairing the device I barely use it. I’d be grateful if you could let me know how much it would cost to recover the files. I only live down the road (in Chesterfield, so I’m not that far from the hard drive recovery centre in Sheffield), so if you would like me to pop in with the device that’s not a problem.

My WD Passport ultra was dropped at a work event. Just over a week later I plugged it into my mac to ensure the data was still there, it was, but only when trying to eject did I find problems. I originally had a partition on my drive with one part holding multiple folders with files and the other part holding an entire backup of my mac. Upon trying to eject the partition holding the multiple folders, a message on my mac indicated that it couldn’t be disconnected. I tried to use task manager to quit and eject but it didn’t work that way, so I shut down my mac and removed the drive when everything had stopped running. Now when I connect my drive back to my mac the partition with the multiple folders doesn’t show up but the part with the back up does, it appears that I have lost half of my data with the partition. Is it possible to rectify this problem by any chance? I live in London.

data recovery in Kensington and Chelsea

Seagate drive has scratch
I have opened the seagate 2tb expansion external hard drive and I have seen a scratch on the disk in a circle, as it seems the pointer has been lowered down and is scratching the disk when turned on. Computer makes the noise when it has detected something externally has been plugged in, but will not pop up with the data.
It has video content/footage on there. Once a hard drive has a scratch on the surface it usually can not be recovered. Don’t waste your money on a data recovery service.

Backup hard drive error
Backup hard drive not working, I used my passport in morning and again when I tried to use in evening I can’t access any data …
When I unlock my Western Digital (WD) Passport with password I can’t see it getting detected. I want the data back. The hard drive I have was voted one of the best, but it wasn’t very good for me.

London Data Recovery

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Here’s a question that came into us asking about the services of hard drive specialists Data Clinic Ltd. It sounds to us like the folks at this diy data recovery site may be able to help too, but if you want to use Data Clinic, their London address is on Lombard Street – EC3V 9LJ

Hello i’m a student living in London.
- I have a Seagate 1tb external hard drive which broke on the 12th of November.
– The light on my hard drive does not turn on.
– The hard drive isn’t recognized so therefore I can not access my files.
– When I connect it to my computer through usb it clicks for about 40 seconds and stops making any noise altogether.
-There isn’t a huge amount on the hard drive but it is of great value to me.
I am a student and I am working full time. I really am on a budget. I would like to think that this is a small job for ‘dataclinic’. If you could quote me the probable price and recovery time, that would be great.

wd blueAnd another quote question too:
I am looking for donor drive WD10SPCX (or just heads), do you have any? How much does is cost?

Our advice is to stay away from buying hard drives of the same model for data recovery purposes unless you are sure you know what you are doing. If fixing a busted hard drive by buying the same model and swapping the control board was all you had to do there wouldn’t be data recovery companies. So be careful as you’ll be wasting a lot of money.

The costs of data recovery can vary considerably depending on the type of drive – don’t forget there are SSD’s as well as HDD’s now!, and the fault with it – data problems, unresponsive drives, dead drives, noisy ‘clicking’ drives are all different faults that are fixed differently and varying in cost.

Data Recovery London Save My Life

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Tower Bridge, LondonNow those of you lucky (?) enough to know me will know that I spend a good portion of my time working out of an office in Central London. Some of you may even have visited me there and yes I have tidied up since the last time you visited ! I know I hardly ever tidy up but a new girlfriend in my life means I have to do these things in case she wants to drop in and visit me.

Another reason I had to tidy up was to avoid accidents like the one that happened to me last Thursday. There I was, enjoying my Burger King meal whilst surfing the net. The phone rang and I moved to answer it and managed to knock my Coke over. I’d taken the lid off and the result was the liquid missed my computer but spilt all over my external hard drive instead. It was one of those annoying calls trying to sell me something as well, so to say I was annoyed is putting it mildly.

Anyway I got rid of the call and cleaned up the mess. I then noticed that my external hard drive wasn’t working anymore… Hmm worrying.. I switched it on and off again but got no response, the lights weren’t coming on and the disk wasn’t making it’s usual whirring sound either.

I work to deadlines and although I didn’t have a deadline for that day I did for the week after and my external hard drive contained data that I didn’t have anywhere else. A few phone calls to some friends (yes I do have them) had me looking for data recovery companies or services. People who fix hard disks are not called ‘people who fix hard disks’, they are called ‘data recovery companies’ and finding a good one can be a difficult process. I assumed that all data recovery companies are as capable as each other but this isn’t so. One data recovery company can be rubbish, whilst another one can be good. After looking around I choose Data Recovery London and I’m very pleased I did. They were able to rescue the data on my hard drive and also repair it so that it worked  again. This was a great outcome as all it meant I had to do was plug my hard drive back into my computer again and everything worked ! Thanks Data Recovery London, you saved my life, and quite possibly my job too.

Mac Problems In London ?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

City of LondonWhilst browsing my way thru many of the data recovery web sites last night my specific aim was to see if any of them had anything different to talk about. Appearance wise they are much the same – but how far do you trust a snappy looking web site? Well it seems to me that many people will judge the quality of the company’s data recover service by the look and feel of it’s web site. This is an unfortunate situation as some of the worst data recovery companies have the best web sites. My advice in these situations is always to DYOR – Do Your Own Research.

It’s not difficult, just go to Google and type ‘<name> review’, or even if you want a reviews site type something like ‘data recovery reviews’. Interestingly enough there already is a site called this and it provides visitors with the names and contact details of recommended UK data recovery sites. My opinion is that it’s a valuable resource and I’ve used it a couple of times – it’s helped me.

As there are a lot of computer users and data in London I notice that Data Recovery London dot net now has a new web page all about Mac data recovery. Good! a valuable extra information resource to a good website. So now in addition to the general hard disk drive repair and recovery service, their specialist RAID and server support recovery they now have everything Mac related to, so the next time my MacBook Air looses data, I know where to go.

Also I read that Google is now looking at hashtags and maybe integrating them into it’s search results… does this mean I have to start writing #datarecovery after everything? As an interesting experiment I’ll try it for a while and see what happens. In the meantime, thanks for reading and I hope you check back again soon.