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Mecha105

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#1 11 years ago

Yesterday, I got this new chassis fan for my comp cause my old one was busted. I was being a complete retard and left my computer on when I was plugging it in. This fan had two ways to plug in power, a regular peripheral power connector and that little 3 pin connector. I connected the 3-pin power first and then I immediately forgot I that and I accidentally plugged in the peripheral cord in. So both power plugs were plugged in at the same time. Right after I did that, my computer just randomly shut off. I turn it back on and now the two harddrives that were hooked on at the time cant even be detected at bootup. I hope to god that I didn't short out my two harddrives. Luckily, I still have my vista drive and that can be detected at bootup because it wasnt plugged in at the time. Do you guys think my drives are fried?




*Daedalus

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#2 11 years ago

Honestly... yes. Something similar happened to me a while back, and I haven't been able to get the data from my HD yet... If you can find a specialist with the appropriate software, he might be able to do something. The problem is that software requires the drive to actually be there, and as far as your OS is concerned, it's not.




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#3 11 years ago

Well, if your computer is not detecting them then it does sound like it.

Unless you have just done something silly like using their power lead for powering the fan. Put things back how they were before you started and try them again. If it still doesn't work then the chances are that you have broken your HDD's.

That having been said, if you have important data on those drives then it is possible to recover data from them. Some data recovery "specialists" just have a software package capable of recovering data from a HDD if someone has accidentally deleted or formatted it. Others are actually specilists and can recover (some) data from a hard drive after its had a nail smashed strait through it. The damage your talking about at worst is the destruction of the PCB which is probably recoverable by the right people. Its not going to have damaged the actual platters inside the drive where the data is stored. The data is still there, its just your not able to access it.




Kwould

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#4 11 years ago

It may also be possible that you "shorted out" one of the 12V rails in your PSU instead. Your PSU has 4 12V rails so it should still function with your current hardware if that is the case. Have you tried using different power connectors on the HDD's in question?




Mecha105

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#5 11 years ago
Kwould;3991962It may also be possible that you "shorted out" one of the 12V rails in your PSU instead. Your PSU has 4 12V rails so it should still function with your current hardware if that is the case. Have you tried using different power connectors on the HDD's in question?

Yeah i have actually and it still doesnt detect it




Cobbasai

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#6 11 years ago

Actually those data recovery services are WAY EXPENSIVE!!! I used to have an old dell laptop and my girlfriend got frustrated at it and smacked her fist on the keyboard and crashed the hard drive. i sent it in to one of those data recovery services and they wanted 1400.00 dollars to restore the data... So i think your better off , if you can't fix them, buying two new HDD's. hell for 1400.00 go buy two hitachi 1000gb HDD's and have money to spare.




marvinmatthew

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#7 11 years ago
Cobbasai;3999712Actually those data recovery services are WAY EXPENSIVE!!! I used to have an old dell laptop and my girlfriend got frustrated at it and smacked her fist on the keyboard and crashed the hard drive. i sent it in to one of those data recovery services and they wanted 1400.00 dollars to restore the data... So i think your better off , if you can't fix them, buying two new HDD's. hell for 1400.00 go buy two hitachi 1000gb HDD's and have money to spare.

They are indeed expensive, but what they're often doing to recover the data (taking the hard drive into a clean room and replacing the platters) is very difficult work.




Dragokatzov

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#8 11 years ago

my father did something similar, back in 2000 i think, he baught a SCSI card and cd burner (8X cd burner and SCSI card was $500 at the time!) anyways, i think it was when he went to insert the card, but he still had the comp on and accidently unhooked the IDE connector for his hard drive. it was ok, and he managed not to screw up that SCSI card of his. however, your situation is a little diffrent. i personally think thoes drives are damaged and cannot be repaired, as mentioned before, data recovery services are VERY expensive, i heard it was something like $2500 or something retarded like that