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Dissecting Hard drive.. Good idea or not?

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bob da builder

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Hi guys ,

i have a toshiba satellite notebook and recently i dropped it. When i dropped it the hard drive popped out along with the screws of the cover of the HD. quite recently when i pluggd the HD it started working for 20 min (the windows screen came up and i logged in.. everything looked fine). i tried to plug it in again and it didn't work so i opened a few screws of the HD and peeked a little inside and then i refrained from opening it completely because i realized i should have prior knowledge before acting.
so now when i turn the power of my pc the windows pc doesnt even show up or anyting..

so my question is that when i peeked inside the HD could somemthing like a spring or the Disk get ruined. Is it possible to dissect this laptop HD without destroying it. I cannot pay expensive recovery for it but i need the data if i can get it by paying fewer than $150. please tell me what you think is best to do

here is the info. about the drive.
It is a fujitsu.
Model MHV2040AH
PART NO. CA06531-B250000T
SER. NO. NT43T55255BS

here are 2 links imp. links in which i am trying to find my answer.


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in generall...opening a hard drive has a VERY high possibility of ruining the device....i would assume that when you dropped the laptop and the drive "popped out" (and i assume by screws you meant the screws that hold the HD together and not the screws that hold it into the laptop?) that something broke...probably a read/write head or something like that..given the description...the drive is probably toast
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yea.. your HD is most likey toast since any dust on a disk on a HD will ruin it.. i think it is possible to recover the data if you bring it to a professional such as a electronics store.
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Opening the hard drive yourself in a normal environment will almost certainly kill the data on it, if it isn't totally dead already.

If the drive has suffered a mechanical failure, then the only solution is to send it away for professional data recovery in a special environment, possibly for weeks on end with no guarantees at the end of it.
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