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bob32

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My second harddrive has failed. On closer inspection of the drive I discovered that one of the internal connections to the circuitary board has come away. Is this a simple case of finding someone to solder the offending connector back in place or should I seek data retrieval? Any ideas who would be the best person to go to for help? Anybody with any ideas or similar situations able to help?
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Contact the HD mfg. for their recommendation. They may offer an idea for a temp fix so you can retrieve the data.

Data recovery is expensive, consider the value of what's on the HD first. Is it worth it?
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Is this a simple case of finding someone to solder the offending connector back in place or should I seek data retrieval?

Data recovery is VERY expensive. Likely not an option unless the data is very valuable.

I doubt the problem is as simple as a loose connection, but if you find someone experienced in micro soldering (perhaps a local computer or electronic repair shop), they should be able to easily reconnect it. :D

Backup, backup, backup <_<
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