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Then I would say, recovery is impossible. Data can only be recovered in case of logical failure. Nothing can be done in case of physical failure. I beg your pardon if I'm wrong.

 

A lot can be done in the case of physical failure but its a specialist job, hence the high prices for data recovery.

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Then I would say, recovery is impossible. Data can only be recovered in case of logical failure. Nothing can be done in case of physical failure. I beg your pardon if I'm wrong.

 

Professional recovery can still be done, but it's not cheap as the OP has already discovered.

 

No help to the OP, but always have a backup.

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I cannot help wondering if people are being overly cautious about the inside of a hard drive: it is quite simple in there really.

Immensely high precision, but I think that the real precision is in the fine control.

 

If I was looking at a prospective £500 bill, I'd get some old hard drives and experiment.

In fact, I might just do it anyway... has that chap with the tower sold it yet? ;)

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I cannot help wondering if people are being overly cautious about the inside of a hard drive: it is quite simple in there really.

Immensely high precision, but I think that the real precision is in the fine control.

 

If I was looking at a prospective £500 bill, I'd get some old hard drives and experiment.

In fact, I might just do it anyway... has that chap with the tower sold it yet? ;)

As I understand it, the moment a platter disk is exposed in a regular room it could well be damaged just by dust particles. Best a home user can do is replace the external PCB, although some say freezing a disk for a brief time can help.

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That and banging it on the table, mounting it upside down, giving it a good shake. I've done all 4 and revived apparently inoperable disks for long enough to grab the data. Freezer one was the most satisfying though.

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