Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

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.

Hard Drive’s Not Seen

Friday, April 7th, 2017

What advice do you tell someone whose hard drive is not working or is no longer recognised? My advice would be to get them to contact a data recovery company. Which data recovery company? Well my advice would be to read this blog as I do make several suggestions. Below are some questions I’ve received about data recovery.

lost your data cartoonI have an OCZ Vertex 2 that’s been working fine for 6 years (Win 10 connected to desktop with Gigabyte mobo). Having properly powered down my PC yesterday, upon booting this morning the SSD is not identified during BIOS loading.
I tried resetting CMOS; cycling the drive with power cable only; etc. but to no avail. Green led on the drive is lit solid (not red). I saw your note re Vertex 2 – has any solution been identified since then? Is it possible to move the memory chips onto another circuit board? I’d hate to lose years of precious data.

I have a Seagate ST1500DM003 external HDD, and doesn’t work. Maybe it burned the engine. I have a many more photos on this HDD. Can you help me recover the data?

Drive was working fine yesterday. no bumps or knocks to it. no damage. drive cannot now be seen by laptop os. sometimes seems to be working properly then not. no os on this drive as being used as a slave unit..
Can you provide an approx cost – only some dats is important – music files and various other >doc/Excel documents

WD HDD drive fails to boot. Had it removed and replaced, need the data from it. Is no longer starting up. I need to recover my files and save them elsewhere.

I was hoping I could have a WD Elements external hard drive (WDBU6Y0020BBK-01) assessed to see if any data could be recovered from it. It stopped working a couple of years ago and it has taken me a while to get round to sorting it out.
If I recall correctly the drive would not power up when plugged in but it did not appear on my computer. It may possibly have been an issue with the port on the drive being slightly loose. As it is usb powered it would often disconnect and reconnect it quick succession as a result. I am obviously no expert but I have been told it could potentially be a corruption issue caused over time by the cable being physically loose.
Would it be possible to have this looked at and what would be cost of assessment and the likely cost of repair (if it is repairable)?

WD Hard drive makes a clicking noise and not recognised by Windows. Have had this problem for the last couple of years. Was on the verge of giving up but today, file explorer opened for 5 seconds showing the contents of the drive. Are you able to help recover the data?

Questions about Broken Hard Drives

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

In this post we look at three example hard drive problems and give recommendations on identifying the problem and applying the solution to extract the data from the hard drive.

Is Hard Drive Repair Worth It ?
My external hard drive is clicking and not connecting to my macbook so I know it is broken, I do not want a data recovery if possible to avoid it as I’m just wanting the hard drive fixed. I am wondering if you’s fix external hard drives? Thank you.

It’s not really financially worth fixing a hard drive. As hard drives are so cheap to buy, it works out more expensive to fix them than it would be to buy a brand new one. So, if you don’t need to data recovering from your busted hard drive, just buy a new one instead. You’ll get a warranty with it too.

Hard Drive Not Being Found
I have a Seagate 1gb usb hard drive. The light is still lit up when connected to computer, I have brought a new lead just in case it was that, unfortunately it is not being found on any computer. What do I need to do to get the drive to work?

Buying a new lead was a good idea as sometimes that’s all the problem is. Now that you’ve done that and eliminated the lead it’s worth eliminating the external case. Remove the hard drive from the casing and hook it us directly to your computer using a USB to SATA cable. If that works then obviously the case is at fault. If the hard drive is still not being found then the conclusion is that there is a fault on the hard drive. There are some things you can do yourself to try and repaid your hard drive – go and take a look at the http://www.recover-deleted-data.co.uk/ web resource for some good tips of getting the information of off broken hard drives.

Getting the Data off a Packard Bell
I would like quote for the cost of recovering data off a Packard Bell Store & Save hard disk drive Model No H2D2U2 6948820100, particularly the family photos.

You don’t actually say what the failure with your hard drive actually is. Can you provide any more information ? In the above question I mention the Recover Deleted Data web resource – I recommend that you take a look at this site as well, you may be able to find what the problem is with you hard drive and read the advice on getting the data off of it too.