external died need help

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  1. The Ripper

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    I originally thought it was the enclosure at first but I took it out and put it in a dock and the error that it gave me was that the hard drive was drawing to much current. Is there anything I can do to recover the data aside from going to one of these expensive places
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This might be a time when the hd in the freezer trick might work.

    You would probably want to put it in a baggy first.
     
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    sounds like its worth a shot
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Just be ready to boot up and pull the important stuff off as soon as you pull it from the fridge.
     
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    ok I found out my primary control board has a short in it
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You mean on your motherboard?
     
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    on the hd, integrated control board what ever its called
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh, ok. How did you diagnose that?
     
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    I have a friend that works at a hard drive recovery place. He told me what was wrong with it but wants 1200 to fix it.
     

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