One day you turn on your laptop and your OS doesn’t boot up. The screen is blank and you wonder what could be the problem. It is RAM failure, dead motherboard or worse a dead hard drive.
Mechanical hard drives are prone to failure. This is due to its mechanical moving parts as compared to Solid State Drives that are electronic and have no moving parts. One of the immediate consequences of such failure is the loss of data. Data loss can be a frustrating and worrisome problem especially if you do not have any backup of the data in question. Your precious data whether is work or study related or memorable pictures and videos is gone. Don’t despair yet. Data recovery is possible. It is still possible to retrieve your data from the dead hard drive.
Problems and their solutions
One of the first and foremost symptoms of hard drive failure is clicking and clacking noises. This indicates some failure in your drives moving parts. In such a case immediately remove the hard drive from your pc or laptop. Send your drive to a pro who specializes in data recovery Melbourne immediately or your chances of data retrieval will be minimal.
The pro will diagnose your hard drive to find out what part is causing the issue sometimes it could be multiple parts as one failed part can cause damage to other parts. The pro will then remove the component swap it from a donor drive. This will fix the mechanical moving parts issue and you can immediately extract your precious data from the drive.
Electronic component failure
The second case could be an electronic problem. Burnt and dead components such as chips and connectors could be causing the problem. Now there is no symptom for this problem such as in the case of mechanical problem where you have clicking noises. You can can’t really be prepared for this problem and will be greeted with a blank screen when it happens.
To fix this problem the pro will diagnose what components have failed and replace those from another drive. In this process the pro needs to be careful on the components he replaces as when it comes to electronic components the both drives need to be the same model and model number.
The third and the most easily fixable problem is a firmware issue. A firmware is a software that comes pre-installed into components and it controls how the components behave. This problem will be solved by a programmer who understands complex firmware structure. However there are many firmware problems that can be solved with third party tools and software but they come expensive and its best to send your drive to a data recovery specialist who has the tools.
Whatever the problem maybe as soon as you detect a problem immediately send your drive to a data recovery specialist as the more you will procrastinate in doing so the more your chances of data retrieval will fall.