[Herts] Herts Digest, Vol 243, Issue 1

Andy Biegala abiegala at ukwired.co.uk
Mon Jul 5 09:18:28 UTC 2010

Hi All

Why not try and buy another identical drive (even second hand and then 
first of all exchanging some of the external components to see if that 
solves the problem long enough to recover the data.

If that fails buy a few more (I'm talking used ebay here) and experiment 
with changing the platters over in your own dust free operating theatre 
which you can create at home with sheets of plastic etc.

When you are comfortable you can do the operation, do it on the damaged 

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> It looks like my old harddrive may finally have died. The PC wouldn't boot
> and the drive is making some strange noises.
> Luckily I do have a backup from a couple of months ago and there's not much
> in the way of essential data on it, but I'd like to recover some files if I
> can.
> I've booted up the PC with an Ubuntu CD, but I'm not sure on the best way to
> proceed from there. I know Malc had something similar a while back. Any
> tips?

Andy Biegala

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