hard drive failure

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  1. IDx

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    I have a HD that was in a laptop that stopped working, it is no longer recognized in the bios of the computer.. it doesnt seem to spin up at all.. i have gotten an adapter and put it in another machine and no luck still.. i have heard putting it in the freezer can sometimes jump start it to life long enough to get it to work... any help?

    its a hitachi travel star out of a dell laptop :hsd:
     
  2. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I've never tried freezing a hard drive... could it work... I have no idea. Maybe MythBusters can try this out with about 100 bad hard drives?

    Sounds like it couldn't hurt... but hard drives warm up quickly... so if there is a component on the controller board over-heating it may not spin for very long if at all. Maybe trying to salvage it while still inside a sub-zero freezer would do the trick :big grin:
     

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