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Is it possible to recover data from my hard drive?

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June 2, 2012 3:36:43 PM

It was almost 2 years ago(maybe even more) that I had damaged my hard drive. Perhaps something was wrong with the pcb. I tried to open it a few months back and in the process damaged the platter-it has a few scratches. Can I still recover data from the drive?
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June 2, 2012 3:56:29 PM

No. Absolutely no.

It is difficult to recover data from a drive with a faulty PCB, although you are not sure that really was its problem. However, it is going to be IMPOSSIBLE to recover anything from a HDD that has been opened and touched. That case of the HDD with platters inside is sealed for a very good reason. It CANNOT have any dust inside - even invisibly small dust - or it will damage itself when you try to use it. Even worse in your case, the platter has visible scratches on it now - makes it impossible for it to be used.
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June 2, 2012 3:57:48 PM

not likely... youy may think of sending to a data recovery specialist for major $$$$
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June 3, 2012 2:49:58 AM

If you have really important files that you must retrieve I'd take it to a data recovery specialist as anonymous1 mentioned.
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December 19, 2012 4:04:29 AM

You could firstly try a free recovery program, which has helped me restoring my important files from a corrupted drive.
If this freeware still cannot fix your problem, your drive must be terribly damaged. You’d better take it to a specialist or special recovery company.
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January 9, 2013 7:02:15 AM

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