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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: June 20th, 2010, 20:39 
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I can´t fix my hard drive 500gb, this is the sound http://www.tindeck.com/listen/mhlg please help me

I try to give some shocks to the HD in the start up phase ... but nothing workss!!

HELPP!!

some idea?


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2010, 8:53 
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Hi I'm new on here but just wanted to say thanks to e_im_70 ! :D

My Samsung 500gb drive was making a wierd high pitched noise as mentioned and doing the blue light that ends up blinking three times, not recognized anywhere on my laptop.

Did the percussive maintenance technique, (about 6 times, the smack that worked for me was on the topside off centre towards the end where the cable attaches) Noise changed to healthy, busy noise and light stayed on. laptop recogizes it again! Sorted!!...smacking it was quite satisfying too!

THANKS again, I'm now going to wrap the thing in cotton wool and treat it with kid gloves as I may've been treating it as if it was a portable more sturdy piece of kit! (which it should be shouldn't it!)

Alx


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: June 28th, 2010, 10:17 
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Hi! :) I have got the same model of this hard-disk. But yesterday I realized that there was a problem about this external hard-drive. I connected the HD and computer, I opened the directory of "My Computer", and saw that it didn't have the name "Samsung". Its name is the same as my internal harddrive. I tried to open it but it couldn't be opened. I clicked on it with the right button of my mouse, but it didn't work.

I looked at my HD, and its light was winking. I tried to scan it with my AntiVirus software; but it said that that device couldn't be read. I can see it in "My Computer", but can't open. I am getting mad each time I try. Please help me, I tried percussive maintenance over and over. But I'm afraid of seeing it in a worse breakdown. :(

(Sorry for my grammatical mistakes.)


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: August 21st, 2010, 16:26 
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I got a problem with my Samsung S2 320gb portable hdd.I don't know why.But i suspect,it is infected by virus.Whenever i want to open it,windows keep telling me that i need to format my hdd before i want to use it.
How can i recover my data?Please help me..


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: August 21st, 2010, 20:44 
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Could we see the partition table and boot sector with Microsoft's Sector Inspector?
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/SecInspect.zip

Extract the above archive to the one folder and execute the SIrun.bat file. The procedure will generate a report file named SIout.txt.


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: September 25th, 2010, 11:53 
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hi my english is not good sorry for that butplease help me i cant fix my hdd i have same problem with it . suddenly it begin not to work . device is not recognised by computer .you suggested shock the device . how can i shock it. i tried some methods but it didnt worked .
i have a question more the usb cable came with hdd has two parts . first one works but second didnt since i bought hdd. what is it ? anyone know that?


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: September 25th, 2010, 12:13 
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WHO suggested SHOCK THE DEVICE ?!?


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: September 25th, 2010, 18:00 
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If your drive has a stiction fault, and if professional data recovery is too expensive for you, then percussive maintenance may save you. Alternatively you could pray to your favourite deity.

If you opt for professional recovery, be aware that even those DR people who claim to have recovered thousands of 3.5" desktop drives may have little experience with 2.5" drives. Incredibly, there are those who have never seen a stiction fault in a laptop drive. So my advice would be to choose wisely, if you value your data. I wouldn't want you to become someone's guinea pig.


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: September 27th, 2010, 21:40 
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what the . . . F**K

Whatever happened here was a miraculous anomaly.
Practice nothing you have read here.

Shocking, banging, unscrewing spindles etc all leads to death

My assumption is that this drive will work for about a 20 more hours.
Test it with hard disk sentinel. Find out when it will die.


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: September 27th, 2010, 23:37 
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In fact it is a homebrew myth...


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: September 30th, 2010, 2:43 
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Cylinder_Status wrote:
what the . . . F**K

That's what people say when they see the quote.

Cylinder_Status wrote:
My assumption is that this drive will work for about a 20 more hours.

If the drive works for 20 more hours, that's plenty long enough to recover the data. It was headed for the bin, anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: October 11th, 2010, 12:20 
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Could you tell me please how can I disassembly the samsung S2 portable???? cause I need to repair the usb conector, thanks a lot

this is my e-mail: frortuno@hotmail.com


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: October 12th, 2010, 2:41 
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Dododo wrote:
I got a problem with my Samsung S2 320gb portable hdd.I don't know why.But i suspect,it is infected by virus.Whenever i want to open it,windows keep telling me that i need to format my hdd before i want to use it.
How can i recover my data?Please help me..


ME too having the same problem, is there anyway to recover my data before i have the hard disk formatted? Please help.


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: October 12th, 2010, 2:56 
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Can we see the partition table and boot sector(s)?

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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: October 12th, 2010, 3:55 
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I wish i tried that with the other 3 S2 hard drives i gave back under warranty? Percussive maintenance... i stopped using that technique years ago.. The keyboards started costing me a fortune :P

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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: October 14th, 2010, 1:55 
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ppumkin wrote:
I wish i tried that with the other 3 S2 hard drives i gave back under warranty?

Why didn't you? You had already resigned yourself to losing your data, so AFAICS you had everything to again and nothing more to lose.

In fact, what do you suggest that a person do when his stiction-affected data aren't worth the cost of recovery? Other than percussive maintenance, are there any other DIY options available to him?

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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: December 20th, 2010, 11:31 
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oooh thank you very muchhhhh you saved my life data i've been gathering since 2004 !
ps: it is not necessary to hit it when just plugged.
i plugged it and kept hitting to highly until i heard it motor running then it mounted on my desktop as before.
just hit and keep hitting !


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: December 20th, 2010, 12:35 
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:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: December 20th, 2010, 14:22 
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And "they" expect we believe it...


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung s2 portable 500gb dead?
PostPosted: December 25th, 2010, 8:20 
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Don't hit it !
Just shake it

This video worked for me : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF0-YTYO ... re=related


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