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Hard Drive motor not spinning up

Hard Drive motor not spinning up

I've got a 6-7 year old laptop hard drive that flat out won't spin up either plugged into an enclosure or in the laptop. It's likely the motor has died. I've tried the "freezer trick" and that doesn't help (I wasn't too confident it would). I'm looking into data recovery companies and it looks like any actual mechanical hard drive work (involving a screwdriver and potentially a clean room) costs quite a bit and many of the "recovery for $199 flat rate" doesn't apply to these situations.

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Guest [Entry]

Best bet is to send it off to a data recovery specialist if the data is worth it. You could also try the slamming it on its side trick which has worked a few times for me.