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Subject: RE: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
From: scafuz Cafaro Gabriele (
Date: 2004-08-04

Well one well-know way to have a one-shot possibility to get your data
back is to put your drive in a fridge for a couple of hours and then try
to connect it.
The low temperature should give you a chance to have it run one time
again [notice: ONLY for 10/20 minutes]...

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Glenn Ervin at Home
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 4:56 AM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
> Can someone open up a desktop size hard drive and have hopes
> of making it work again? I have an 80 GB which I lost much
> data from when it crashed. If there is a hope of opening it
> and making it work, please let me know off list.
> Thanks.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Abdul-Khaliq Nathekar" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 9:22 AM
> Subject: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
> Hi...
> After getting the CF-IDE adapter working, I decided to find
> out what caused the hitachi drive to fail (stoped spinning).
> I had no way of checking the controller board, so went
> straight for the platter and heads.
> The head had not parked, and seemed to be stuck on the
> platter. After a little persuasion, the heads landed home,
> and the platter was free..
> I've now managed to get all my files back , error-free. I
> feel a full format of the drive coming on, and a surface
> test... Just in case!
> So, those with a similar fault, you may want to give it a go!!
> You'll need a T5 Torx driver to get into the platter cavity.
> Oh, remember to work in a dust-free environment, and blow out
> and small particals you find with an "air-only" aerosol can
> or a hair-dryer set to its cold setting, before closing the cover.
> Good luck
> Abdul
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