HDD not detected

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pobobo - Mar 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Mar 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Hi,

My OS cannot detect my seagate 500GB sata hard disk

This problem arise few days ago when my HDD works just fine until my computer faced series of freezes. I opened the case and adjust the data cable to one of my 'data' hard disk and turn the computer on and the computer works again. However, minutes later it froze with the same problem and same solution.
At this stage, my computer can read all of the two hard disks (system and data)
Therefore, i decided to send it to a repair shop.

A day later, the shop called me and told me that the data HDD could not be detected.
He said he tried:
-Switching the cables around internally
-Take the data HDD and plug it into other computers

and it wouldn't work. However, he said that something like
"the bios can still read the HDD" and "this HDD acts like a newly purchased HDD that had not been partitioned - where it will be detected to the bios but not the OS"

Anyone got ideas of the problem, or how I might recover the data?
The data inside really mean a lot to me,

Thanks you guys a lot,

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Mar 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
There are two types of hard drives, the broken ones and the ones about to break.

There are also two things that can break.
1. the logic board
2. the disk itself and/or the motor

If the hard disk can't be detected then the problem could be the logic board. Some people have had success with replacing the board with a EXACTLY identical board from another hard disk.

Hard drive recovery is expensive (think $500 to $1,000).

I suggest you Google "hard drive recovery"
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