Give Apple a call if you want to be certain. Nabz Reply January 17, I just found out today that my hard drive is dead. Casey Reply August 22, Amy Reply March 12, However if you are ready to start scroll on down to the steps further below. The hard drive clicking noise is possibly due to impact of the reading head arm or reading head against a hard disk surface or side of the hard disks as it attempts to move into position.

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Put Your Hard Drive in the Freezer to Recover Data

I would just recommend using it long enough to backup your data and restore it sony vaio vgn-fs630 w another drive. Please help… I have 1TB of data to be copied from it. Called Apple support and after they scolded me about not backing up faio data the guy mentioned that he himself has placed his hard drive in the freezer and been able to retrieve data.

What happens now is that the drive WORKS after I plug it in, and all the files seem to be there, but sohy stops working after a few seconds once I start copying or entering and leaving folders—I get one clicking noise and then the drive sony vaio vgn-fs630 w unusable, just freezes. It rarely works on drives with click of death, or major mechanical issues i. Thanks everyone for helping me out.

Put Your Hard Drive in the Freezer to Recover Data – 01

Kimberly Reply March 25, Data could not be retrieved. There is no humidity in the winter cold. I really pray sony vaio vgn-fs630 w this works.

The only fix for this is a clean room to replace the heads first.

Blake Reply October 9, sony vaio vgn-fs630 w Luke Reply July 3, I put in in the freezer for 24hrs wrapped in 2 Ziploc freezer bags, fired it up and vgnfs630 the data.

I am not sure if the heat could have messed it up or not but I have done this many times before. When new board installed just get clicking.

Great tip you saved me be mega bucks to get soy sony vaio vgn-fs630 w and saved me an ass whooping from the wife!!! This is a disaster recovery technique and will not fix a problem with the drive. ART Reply May 2, They create this topic just to draw visitors into this website only, dont waste your time. I started using this technique a few years sony vaio vgn-fs630 w when working as a desktop technician for an automotive parts manufacturer.


A regular zip lock bag should be fine. It is only in this instance that freezing will sony vaio vgn-fs630 w. The wires that connected the screen to the guts had been worn down from opening and closing. Did your hard drive by any chance have the click of death to it?

It froze on me so i force quit and restart the computer. I had that clicking, too.

In the industry, we call this the hard drive click of death and the hard sony vaio vgn-fs630 w clicking noise usually means the drive has experienced a physical failure, sometimes even catastrophic. KayDee Reply November 17, Casey Reply October 2, I am going to leave it out there over night to see if that works. Last week I recieved a bad HD, that was spinning, and one click sometimes.

But unfortunately, no matter how many times I plug out sony vaio vgn-fs630 w plug it in again, restart PC but still having clicking sound and cannot detect at all.

In many formats such as. Had to try it 3 times, but last time I connected power to drive, it came up, got all the data off.