[Nottingham] Disk conflagration

John at tesco john.ridgard at tesco.net
Wed Jun 20 18:38:07 BST 2007

Go and buy this months (July) PCPLUS there is an article on recovering data
from a dead disk along with a few utilities on the cover disc.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Leuty" <mike at leuty.net>
To: "Nottingham LUG" <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:26 PM
Subject: [Nottingham] Disk conflagration

> This isn't a Linux-related question, but you are such a helpful group
> I thought you might be willing to answer it for me.
> A friend of mine reported smoke emerging from her elderly computer. I
> removed the hard disk, hoping to extract the data. On plugging the
> disk into another computer it failed to start running, and there is a
> burn on the visible circuit board on the underside of the disk. This
> was probably the source of the smoke.
> "Backup?" What's that?
> I imagine that retrieving the data on the disk is possible but
> expensive. Or possibly very expensive. Any ideas as to a ballpark
> figure?
> Thanks.
> Mike
> -- 
> Michael Leuty
> Nottingham, UK
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