Hard drive trouble and SATA adapters

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Backstory: I had a netbook I used for writing that just stopped working and wouldn't power up. I asked a friend who knows tech who suggested a USB adapter to recover my data. I bought a 2.5 SATA adapter and but the drive wouldn't show up on the drive manager (other laptop). I researched and found that if the hard drive isn't "booting up" or making any sound (which is wasn't) that its likely damaged. Based on this info, does it sound like its beyond saving or even possible to recover it?


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SATA 2.5 USB Adapter, SATA 3.0 Hard Drive
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It may be something else like the power supply or the motherboard. Do any lights turn on when you power on the computer? Do any fans start up? Are you using a power cord or running off the battery?  It may be best to take to a professional to look at. If it is the drive it might be recoverable depending on what happened to it. If there are too many bad sectors you may be out of luck. You might also be able to put a new drive in and use this one as a slave to try and recover your data.  Without looking at it we can only make guesses based on our experiences.

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  • Subhendu Sen

    Already you have researched on your notebook. Now it is better to carry this one to an authorized/ good repairing center/ vendor's (brand that you purchased) service center and ask to take backup first then go for repairing. Also if you have backups on cloud based on your account then it is possible to get back them again.


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    Moreover, have you checked the BIOS? Is there the HDD shown on boot sequence? Is it set as automatic? There are several parameters to detect the HDD by the system. If you know about BIOS settings, you can try this.
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