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Broken hard drive

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March 16, 2011 10:14:21 AM

Does broken hard drive cause damage to other components in computer especially to motherboard?

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March 16, 2011 11:57:09 AM

Not usually. The only way it could cause damage is if a very unlikely electrical problem damaged the SATA port; I have never heard of this happening.

By the way, there are lots of threads here about recovering the data on a failed drive. If your drive still spins, you might want to take a look at any of the dozens of utilities to try to read data from a dying disk.

Edit: It just occurred to me: While a broken hard drive won't damage the mobo, it is possible that both were fried in the same event, like a power surge.
March 19, 2011 1:07:05 AM

Best answer selected by hsh2489.