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Any chances of repairing an unwilling 2.5 inch hardisk? Answered

I have an 2.5" external harddisk which is unwilling to really start. A few clicks when starting up and a blinking green led on the hardrives casebox, but no communication between disk and laptop. It's a Samsung 40Gb disk, so called Spinpoint MP0402H. Has anyone tried to open a harddisk and succesfully got it running again? I know I should not open it, to keep dust out. But it's only for once, just to get my valuable data off the disk. What appreciate positive experiences. Regards, Jaco de Graaf



10 years ago

Clicking is bad. Very bad. It's probably toast.

The internals of that drive will be ridiculously tiny. I don't think you would be able to fix it, even if you knew what was wrong. Plus, the drives are air-tight. Dust will contaminate it and ruin it further.