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Retrieving photos off broken hard drive

Posted by Jessica S.

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Morayfield QLD 4506, Australia

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Thursday, 11th Jan 2018
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Hard drive broken with over 3,000 photo's/videos. Don't know much about Tech, new hard drive had to be installed in iMac so I have it seperate to the computer. I have been quoted a lot for data retrieval due to ? Expensive part required. This may be something someone already has, sorry for vagueness
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Alex N.
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I have been working in IT for 20 years doing both Apple and PC repairs (including data recovery)

Call me to discuss for free the part you we're quoted required to get your data off your hard disk.
9 months ago
Neil B.
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Used to own and operate Bribie PC Repairs - though these days I work in the city.

Data Recovery is tricky and people who guarantee you they should, from my experience, should be treated with trepidation!

I'm more than happy to have a look at this for you, since I'm so local, and hopefully I can help. If I can't help you (because more specialized equipment is required) then I'll return your drive to you at no cost.

Hope that sounds fair, let me know your thoughts.

Cheers
9 months ago
Phillip L.
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Hi Jessica,

My offer is to recover the data off the hard drive. As long as it is not mechanically broken this will be achievable. I can do this at your home.

Regards,

Phillip
9 months ago
Paolo B.
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I'm a professional Data Recovery Specialist. Been doing this for 10years now. I can help with your situation. At the very least I can give you a professional diagnosis. Best case scenario all your data recovered :). I'm located in Sydney though so you would have to send it over. Offer includes Airtasker fees.
9 months ago
Joshua O.
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G'day Jessica,

How so is the HDD broken? Does it make a scwelcing sound? Does it tick or does it simply not power on?

I have a HDD recovery device that may work.

Happy to have a look/consult this for you and if it does not work I will simply charge a consulation fee of 30$.

regards,

Josh
9 months ago
David K.
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Hey, i worked as IT-Consultant in Germany for 9 years. I could try to recover your photos sometimes its not possible cause the disk is just to broken. If you attach the disk does the disk make a clicking noise?
9 months ago
Questions(5)
Did the iMac completely stop operating, or was it just degraded performance that led to the HDD being replaced ?
Hi Jessica I can help you if you’re willing to post to Melbourne. Please see my reviews. Cheers.
I may b able to help, need more info, was hdd in laptop? Does it make funny sound ? If so disk may b scratched, & retrieval will require a certain machine, I’ve had large company data retrieved worth $68 million to that company,from fire & water damaged hdd’s so know what it takes & how much it may cost
What expensive part ?
In an iMac 2011, came up "white screen of death" nothing would boot it
I was quoted $900 for retrieval, but advised this was due to expensive part (not sure what) that went around the hard drive to somehow retrieve photos.
This model Seagate drive has a known firmware bug which could be the problem. Or a failing read/write head stack mechanism.
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