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Mar. 5th, 2007
06:36 pm -
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March 6th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Ah, good. Yes -- wrap the HD up in a couple of good sealable plastic freezer bags so that it doesn't get too many condensation problems, then pop it in the freezer for half an hour to a couple of hours. Then hook it up while it's still cold. It won't keep it working for that long, but you'd be surprised how often it will revive a dead drive long enough for you to copy data off it.
Boggled me when I first got told that trick, but I've used it successfully twice. Go figure.