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Hard drive won't start up

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September 29, 2012 4:36:53 PM

Hello,
The hard drive in my laptop fails to start up. What is the easiest way to get the files off this drive?

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a b D Laptop
a c 288 G Storage
September 29, 2012 8:37:35 PM

Assuming it's not a stiction fault (heads stuck to platters) or a seized spindle motor, then a no-spin condition is most likely a PCB problem, in which case the solution will typically cost no more than US$50.

A model number might help ...

Does the drive spin up, or make any sounds as if it is trying to spin up?
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