Fried Hard Drive


I've been able to create a bootable USB drive and start up my computer. Unfortunately, my hard drive is fried and I can't get any information off of it.

I've seen some youtube videos of people opening up the drive and gently forcing the arm back into home position but I don't had screws on my hard drive to open it.

Anyone have any suggestions?


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If you really need the data, knoll OnTrack is a data recovery specialist who charge a $150 fee (if I remember correctly) to evaluate the hard drive and determine what files and how much they can recover before you pay for the actual recovery itself.