Has anybody ever successfully fixed a broken external hard drive?

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  1. Stan Beeman

    Stan Beeman Well-Known Member VIP

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    My external hard drive is no longer working.

    It is a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
     
  2. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

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    I just bought one from costco, and after 1 week it won't power on now. It's also a piece of shit seagate, and I'm so done with them.


    What happened to yours? Hear clicking or anything?
     
  3. Kanye West

    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    fuck you Chicken Soda
     
  4. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    Use one of these
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  5. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

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    How dare you
     
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    ZosoHitler VIP Extreme Gold

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    Are you sure it's a hardware problem? Maybe the software is a little screwy.
     
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    Or one of these

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  8. EasyJesus

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    Put it in the freezer overnight :grad:
     
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    Or in a bag of rice.
     
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  11. Mur

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    Put it in the oven
     
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    I can't imagine the weird shit on that drive.
     
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    :jj:
     
  14. redshirt

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    That actually worked for me once several years ago, was able to throw it in an enclosure, recover what files i needed using another pc and tossed it afterwards.
     
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    i have one like that, same shit. broke
     
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  16. Stan Beeman

    Stan Beeman Well-Known Member VIP

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    just stopped working and I have a shit ton of stuff on it
     
  17. bill

    bill Goofballa from Ding Dong U VIP Gold

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    Charts and graphs I'll wager.
     
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  18. Stan Beeman

    Stan Beeman Well-Known Member VIP

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    nobody has very valuable solutions in this thread
     
  19. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Just get the data from your backup and put it on a new hard drive.
     
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    After you turn it on, just press your ear against the hd, if you hear a hum and/or some kind of click then the power is working. If nothing, then try to remove it from the case and plug in directly to motherboard with sata cable.