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Hard Disk Drive Repair
« on: October 05, 2018, 00:32:33 »
My portable HDD with every minute of all my fpv footage is on the blink. I’m actually not that bothered about the raw footage as I never watch it, but it’s got all the original copies of my edits plus (more annoying) an edit I’d just finished but not uploaded! Most significantly is some family holiday vids.

So, anyone able to recommend anyone for repairs? I’ve been quoted £200 which seems a bit steep and I think it’s just a logical failure rather than physical damage.

Thanks!


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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 00:49:01 »
Whats the hhd doing or not doing? Is it making any strange noises?

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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 01:01:14 »
200 quid is insane, as above, when you say it needs repairing, what do you mean? How does it oresent?

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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 10:36:57 »
Often if you remove the drive inside it and plug it into a PC running Windows you might be able to just use CHKDSK /f /r to sort it out.  This command is usually pretty good as long as the disk is working like a disk.  Linux is the next thing to try, it can recover data even if the partitions are borked using Photorec and Linux can read NTFS or FAT 32 partitions. 

If the drive is clicking, not spinning or not being recognised by the PC's BIOS then things get very difficult.  You need advanced repairs which often involve either replacing the controller card on the drive or putting the platter into another drive casing and this needs a clean room and some very specialist gear.
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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 12:03:35 »
Ok thanks. On my Mac it sees the disc but won’t let it mount. When I try to repair it it says it’s unable to repair and there endeth my IT skills!


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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 12:04:15 »
I don’t think there is any physical damage, the disc spins up and sounds/looks like it’s going to be found, but doesn’t.


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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 12:33:51 »
Most likely the cady, find a small it shop, one man thing, get them to check it out would be my suggestion.
(The fact it won’t mount suggest a connectivity issue rather than a problem with the disk it’s self, may just need reseating or caddy replacing

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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 12:35:04 »
Most likely the cady, find a small it shop, one man thing, get them to check it out would be my suggestion.
(The fact it won’t mount suggest a connectivity issue rather than a problem with the disk it’s self, may just need reseating or caddy replacing

Cool! Thanks for the info!


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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 12:35:30 »
Not £200 then. They must have though I was born yesterday!


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Re: Hard Disk Drive Repair
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 12:36:49 »
Guessing this is an approved apple repair centre and an SSD, they quoted my daughter 300 quid for a new screen on her iPhone, about 3 times what she paid elsewhere