Intel Mac :: "My Passport" Damaged Drive Needs To Be Retrieved?

Apr 18, 2012

"My Passport" 1TB - will not read on the desktop after dropping it (accidentally slipped from hands and only 6 inches from the floor) the device shows its hooked up on the system profiler on my iMac, I need files on it I had not backed up yet. Can I retrieve files from a "My Passport" that sounds like its trying to connect and makes a high pitch grinding sound and beeps like a disc is not moving correctly?. I bought a new one and tried a new cord on it and still won't fire up. so eliminated the cord issue (the drive dropped off from the 3USB Cord connection in my hands) I am desperate to get the info off it...

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Feb 12, 2009

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Oct 30, 2010

I dropped my Mac Book and broke the screen. More importantly it has also damaged the hard drive. I took it to a repairers who could not read it. And yes of course I am one of those idiots who keep everything on it but does not back it up. So some questions: How screwed am I? Are these data retrieval companys you see advertised any good? Which is the best one in the UK? And how much will it cost?

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Feb 19, 2012

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Mar 15, 2012

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I'm pretty sure my data on the two disks is intact, but I can't seem to get the RAID to mount as the single concatenated set on a desktop, which makes it inaccessble. Is there a way to repair the JBOD RAID without losing all my data, so I can then restore from the latest backup to my hosed iMac?

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Jun 9, 2012

I use my Mid 2010 iMac for virtualizing routers. I noticed that with the 4gb of RAM that was already installed in the iMac was not enough. So, I did some research and found out that, my iMac can hold up to 16gb of RAM. I did some more research and found out how to replace the memory in my iMac. Then, I went to Micro Center and bought 16gb of RAM and brought it back to my apartment. Now, I powered off my iMac and unplugged the power cord, flipped the iMac upside down and unscrewed the three screws that were holding the memory cover on.  After removing the memory cover, and pulling back the memory tabs/flaps, I shined a light down in the memory slots and found one memory slot that looked damaged. I was not completely sure, so I went ahead and removed the old memory by pulling hard on the memory tabs/flaps, and the memory was unseated.

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Feb 11, 2012

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Jul 2, 2012

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Jun 19, 2012

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