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unddiefliege's avatar

Head Crash?

Asked by unddiefliege (115points) May 24th, 2008

my external drive doesnt show up anymore… it makes sounds… rrrr-t. rrrrrr-t. rrrr-t.

i got about 2000 photos on it from the past year i spent in africa.

is that a head crash? or is there something wrong with the power adapter and it doesn’t supply enough energy?

UAAAAAH. i have to smoke a cigarette. or more.

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playthebanjo's avatar

open up the case and try installing it as an internal drive instead. At least you will answer the power question.

unddiefliege's avatar

got a powerbook – aint no space for a further hdd.

playthebanjo's avatar

Hmm. Do you have another enclosure to test it out in? Get one from best buy then return it if it doesn’t solve your issue.

unddiefliege's avatar

does anyone know, how much a professional data rescue would cost me?

phoenyx's avatar

hundreds of dollars, my friend’s brother-in-law does it professionally. hmm. I might be able to get a better estimate later today.

PupnTaco's avatar

This is a great reason to get a 1TB external and start using Time Machine.

Good luck with the data.

phoenyx's avatar

I work for a company that does data backup, and this is not uncommon. Every hard drive will crash at some point.

Anyone reading this who does not have a backup solution should get one.

xyzzy's avatar

If nothing else works, there’s always the hard drive freezer trick.

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