I accidentally stepped on the side of my laptop Lenovo Y430 yesterday. It as a quick step, not much force at all. Since then the system is not booting and I checked the errors and they point to the HD not being recognized. The Bios shows no HD.
I opened up the laptop, took out the HD and tried it in a different laptop and computer and it is not being recognized there either. I'm surprised that a small step on the location of the HD knocked it out.
I am some very important data on the HD. Any idea what could have gone wrong and can I do something to retreive this data. I am thinking any software based method is not going to work since the HD is not even recognized in the bios. On external examination the HD looks undamaged. The pins and connections are all still sturdy.