Reviving old hard drives

From: Jim Arnott <>
Date: Wed Dec 29 21:02:28 2004

9000 VAX wrote:

>On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:11:06 -0500, Bob Lafleur
><> wrote:
>>Is there a repository of information regarding reviving old hard drives?
>>Specifically, I have a Seagate ST3390N in a Mac Iici that appeard not to
>>spin-up anymore. I'm wondering if there are any "tricks" that might get this
>>drive running again? It's got my running copy of Opcode Vision on it, and
>>I've not found any newer MIDI sequencing software that runs on current
>>systems that I'm more comfortablr with... I'd love to get my Vision running
>If the circuit board is defective, you might want to find another
>ST3390N and replace the circuit board. Other than that, I have no idea
>how a hard drive could be repaired.
>vax, 9000
First the caveat... YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY!

Two tricks:

Trick the first: smack it against your palm. Fairly forcefully.
Trick the second: Place it in the freezer for a couple of hours.

If either trick works, immediately transfer the data you need to another
drive. You may only get one chance.

Bonus trick: Data recovery services. If the data is really valuable.
Cost could easily be in the hundreds of dollars.

Received on Wed Dec 29 2004 - 21:02:28 GMT

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