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Some phones needing data back

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Nokia Lumia 1320. Phone got wet. No longer switches on. My phone has been damaged by seawater, all I wish now is to recover the data, i.e. whatsapps message data and photograph etc. Please let me know if this possible and how much will it cost.

My Samsung S7 Edge frequently overheats and restarts by itself, so I am unable to use it at all. It is a motherboard issue, and I would like to get all my data and information off the phone.

My OnePlus 3 phone screen smashed, screen no longer useable. No display. If can’t be fixed, how much would the recovery of data cost?

I have factory reset my moblie (Nexus, Android). My question is if it is possible to restore my data (photos) after formatting?

Dropped my Microsoft lumia 650 down toilet and it has all my photos of my daughter and there really special to me as she was born premature any chance you can retrieve the pictures

Samsung galaxy alpha brand. Phone screen is damaged and can’t access my info. Only has built in internal memory. Insurance doesn’t cover repairs only replacement. Need the data on the phone.

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 10 (I think). Over the last few weeks my phone has been getting slower and having issues installing apps. Over the weekend all my photos and messages disappeared and many apps have stopped working.
I suspect this may be due to water damage, as my son spilt a glass of water the phone a few weeks back. But it could be something else which has corrupted the storage?
My main concern is retrieving photos as I last backed these up in May 2017. Other data is mostly linked cloud accounts and can therefore be retrieved relatively easily.

I have a mobile (I phone) that won’t charge properly so can’t get my photos off it. I’ve taken it to apple & they recommend data recovery. Can you give me an idea of prices etc & if it’s likely to work?

I need deleted phone calls and text messages recovered for legal reasons. Its regarding a particular number on my phone.

Samsung s6. Dropped on floor. Hardware incl operating system appears to have been damaged (screen black with random flicker at the side now and then. Blue light continuously pulses, not recognised when connected to pc). Need to recover all data from the phone

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October 9th, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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Advice with faulty drives

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I have a toshiba hard drive external. i’ve put it in a metal case for 7 years. a week ago i drop it on the floor and the top part came off, i put it in a computer it worked then i taken it out and put it in again but the light comes on the harddrive, you can hear the spin inside and connection noise on the computer but it does not appear on my laptop any more.

I use an external hard drive to store all my files on for my small business as my MacBook Air has a tiny storage. The external hard drive showed up with an error about 1 week ago saying that no files could be altered but could be opened then a day later the drive would even appear in the finder window, i.e. it would communicate with the mac. I would be REALLY happy if you could get my files off the external drive and onto a new one for me. Is that possible and if so what would that cost?

My seagate expansion desktop hardrive slipped off my sofa did fall from a high height and landed flat slide and it was already on its flat side, it was connected to my laptop but not in use so files being transferred etc. Anyway afterwards it said it had been disconnected or eject incorrectly. I plugged it back in and it just beeps laptop doesn’t find it either. I have a lot of raw files on there from weddings I am yet to edit this is my backup drive and I was due to do another back up this week the images on there are my only copies so desperately need to get the files off there. I am hoping this is just a mechanical malfunction and eh files are retrievable.

A Seagate laptop hard driveI’m really sorry to contact you but I’m having serious problems with my hard drive and finding spare parts has been almost impossible. I’m not even sure what I am looking for, i think it’s a 3.5′ portable hard drive (seagate) and initially it was makin a beep……beep……beep sound. I did the stupid thing of reading a YouTube guide and taking it apart myself. The arm (?) had gotten stuck so I slowly span the disk and softly prised the arm back into place. Now when I turn it on it makes the sound that it is recognised in the computer but no drive comes up even with disk management open. The arm flicks wildly back and forth and then it gives up after about 2 seconds but the disk itself spins. I didn’t know if replacing the arm would work, i honestly have no clue with things like this. please if you can suggest anything that would be amazing. If I have buggered it then please just let me know that too, I know it’s hard to make a decision without seeing it but you guys seem to be the people I need to speak too.

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September 27th, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Advice with hard drives and dds tapes

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DDS Tapes
We currently have around 100 DDS-1, DDS-2 and DDS-3 tapes (and a couple of DAT72) which we cannot access due to hardware incompatibility. We would like to use your data migration service to move the data on the tapes to a hard drive that will be sent back to us.
If possible could I have a quote for much this type of migration would cost.

We don’t retrieve the information from DDS tapes ourselves but recommend you look at other pages on this blog for advice on what to do and where to go for the service you require.

Maxtor [Mxator] Data Recovery
I have rather an old Mxator 250gb portable external harddrive. I had upgraded, but the new one didn’t work with my mac so I’ve recently reverted to the old one. A few days ago the charger cable was jolted out of the device, and when I turned it back on several folders are showing as files, with no content. I’m a photographer, and many of the folders contained images from either recent work or just the past 10 years which I’d really love back! Hard drive is making clicking noise but i cant get anything from it. I need to recover pictures.

I have got a removable hardrive that’s making a ticking noise and is not being recognised when plugged into a computer.

Had to format pc ..(Which is done )when I plugged in External hard drive it came up as” do you wish to format” i have not because on trying data recovery programs which are no good Can not open it it says full no sp[ace left
ALL my files show up but do not show in explorer It has every valuable information I have

I have a Hitachi 1TB external hard drive. The connection port has become dislodged and lost inside the casing, meaning I cannot connect it to another device to retrieve the data. I’m either looking for a complete fix of the device or a transfer of the data onto another device.

We have an external hard drive that has stopped working. It’s mac formatted and we have tried it on several mac laptops to no avail. Please can you give me a rough estimate of costs to recover the files please?

Drive was part of buffalo linkstation not been used for long time. Buffalo software not recognising drive. When removed from linkstation drive is showing multiple partitions with no data

I put files from my mac onto a hard drive, i then deleted the files from my mac once it was on the hard drive. i then transferred the pictures onto another hard drive and deleted them from the other hard drive and now i cant see all my folders i made on my mac on my hard drive. is there any chance of retrieving these? there is about 30 folders of pictures missing. im hoping you can retreve these either from my mac or my hard drive?

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September 10th, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Phone Recovery – Mainly Water Damage

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Since my recent post on retrieving files from damaged and broken phones (see here), I’ve had many more questions from people wanting help getting their data back – here are just some of them:

My phone died and it seems to be a motherboard overheating problem. I’m looking for a quote and to see if it would be possible to get my photos of a samsung s6 that won’t turn on.

water damaged phone

Sea water damaged Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Pushed my luck testing the waterproof capability of phone, snorkelling on honeymoon. Not designed for sea water obviously. Limited damage, not a complete brick but enough to stop access to data by normal methods. Taken phone apart and dried and cleaned up a bit. Only bothered about getting wedding and honeymoon photos and videos back really.

All my pics from the 18months have disappeared from my Motorola phone. I have a memory card formated as internal storage.
The card is showing 11GB of used space but I can only view around 58KB of data.
Is there anyway of getting my pics back?

My phone has been diagnosed by the tech medics in st albans as having the ‘white light of death‘ which is described as non repairable however they have recommended me to yourselves regarding a potential repair/data recover at least. The phone is a samsung s7 and whilst I do need to check I still believe it to be under warranty. My primary concern is the photographs that I fear I may now have lost. I’d greatly appreciate your help – most accesible via email.

My galaxy s7 edge was remotely data wiped and I lost all my photos of my little one. Samsung cloud only saved all my contacts not my photos. I am desperately hoping you can help.

I have a water damaged iPhone 5s and would like to recover the photos from it. I was told that I would need to get the main board replaced to access the data on the chip. I was wondering if this is a service you offer and roughly how much it would cost?

Water damaged phone Samsung A3 – wont turn on. I would like to recover my photos if possible

My iPhone is stuck in a reboot loop. Hard reset a phone to try to get it working properly and lost all of my numbers

iPhone 4 has board damage (corrosion) and the data chip would most likely need to be removed in order to be read, how much would this likely cost?

Phone Honor 7. Phone has stopped taking a charge and is completely dead now. It is under warranty but Huawei have told me that the memory will be wiped by them if I send it for repair. Therefore I can not transfer the data from this phone to the new one I now have.

My iphone5c went through the washing machine on accidnent and i lost many photos from a recent holiday and many photos that have sufficient meaning to me and my phone wont turn on at all so i would to know if i could have my files and photos recovered?

Just a reminder: – If you are wanting your phone recovered, my advice is to go to a data recovery company – I recommend plenty on the blog you are reading !

Written by Betty

August 25th, 2017 at 4:42 pm

I’ve lost my data

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I’ve recently had an email from UK hard drive specialists http://www.recover-deleted-data.co.uk/, I have a problem with my 5TB Seagate external hard drive. I can’t remember now how i formatted the disk once i bought it (it was maybe just few months ago, so it’s not even an old disk) but i was using it on my MacBook. It stopped working maybe a week ago. The only reason I can think of why, is that I knocked it down once or twice that same day but I didn’t drop it from any height, it was simply standing up on its side on the floor and I just accidentally knocked it down with my foot. But even after that it was working fine, when I needed to take it back to the bedroom I had problem ejecting it (i think because uTorrent app was using it), so I simply disconnected it without ejecting and after that I couldn’t get it working anymore. Once I connect it I can hear it start to spin it but after few seconds it just stops, but the blue light stays on. I don’t know much about these things, but i’m hoping (it looks like) no serious damage has been done and most importantly all my content is still there. I’m sure you deal with these kind of problems every day and you know how important for people is the data that was inside the drive so I don’t need to explain how important that is for me :D
I know you probably can’t tell what the problem is without seeing the drive, but since money is tight at the moment for us, I would like to know how much approximately you could charge for something like this?
You guys must be good, you’ve got great reviews, so I’d be pretty confident to leave it in your hands, because the content that’s in there means a lot to me, I couldn’t just accept losing pretty much anything what’s there..
Could you please let me know what you think of my situation, are there some risks to lose the data, and anything else that i should know about? I’m sorry for the silly questions, i’m just very worried. Sometimes not recognising external hard drive and even when it does it is showing no data.

Now, it doesn’t seem that there’s a serious problem with the hard drive – ie. it’s not a mechanical problem or an electronic problem. Instead it’s to do with data on the hard drive. It should be recoverable if you send it to a company like Recover Deleted Data.

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August 11th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

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Help with Phone Problems

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I recently changed my iPhone 6s passcode to a 4 digit code however when i tried logging in again it was asking for a 6 digit code. after using up all of my attempts to log in with random guesses, my phone is now ‘disabled’ and when plugged it into my laptop it isn’t recognised and a pop up asks me to ‘reset’ the phone. i’m not backed up on icloud or itunes, so this means i’d loose all of my photos and videos which are really important to me. do not care what happens to the phone, just want my precious photos back. I found some good advice on this site that I’m following to recoup my phone’s data.

My phone is a Samsung note 2 model. It suddenly went off and refused to come on again. It has been checked by someone technical and was told the mother board is the likely problem. I will primarily want all data on the phone retrieved back if possible. I am not sure if you guys can fix the mother board and restore the phone but if that is possible, I will equally be excited about it.

Iphone 5 dropped in toilet (clean I promise!!) – have not been able to power on since :( Need to recover photos / videos / texts

Dropped my iphone6 in the loo on holiday; only brief submersion (2 seconds or so – and it was a clean toilet!). Powered off then made the mistake of trying to power on again. Phone became very hot; packed in rice to dry out. Still non-responsive 3 days later. Keen to retrieve holiday snaps that have not uploaded to icloud during the last fortnight – plus contacts and recent text messages.

I have accidently deleted the dcim file on my android phone and have lost about 5000 pics. Is this something you can help with??

I have a Samsung 7 edge. I would like to recover all audio/recording files, even those deleted by accident.

iPhone 5S. Was working absolutely fine, all of a sudden it’s gone into recovery mode. The iTunes sign comes up – but when plugged into iTunes, it forces restore to lose all data. It has many photos but it’s the voice memos I desperately need. My grandfather passed away not too long ago and I have lots of his voice recordings in that phone which I’m desperate to get back. The phone was never backed up on iTunes.

Wife dropped iphone 6 in water. We powered it off. Tried rice drying trick for 2 days. No power up. I opened case, cleared out last moisture but found two tiny spots of water damage on logic board. Reassembled. Still no power.
Ideally my wife would like to fix phone but at least wants to recover data. Crucially the photos, but ideally all contacts, message history etc. Is this possible? I am working in West End, London

Desperately trying to seek help as my iPhone 6 died and I appear to have lost all my photos of baby twin boys (my Uncle set up a Google Photos I thought for back up but somehow hasn’t worked!). I’m devastated, so happy to try anything to recover my photos.

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July 28th, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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Phone Recovery Questions

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My iphone 6 won’t start up. Apple have confirmed it is some internal problem, so they don’t offer battery replacement either. They ran two diagnostics also and told the phone won’t boot up. I really would to retrieve the data. Please help.

iPhone won't startI have have mobile phone nokia n8 is just stuck i can switc of or on but on screen only come nokia logo as starting up but is always stuck in this position. i can charge phone aswel so is working but just stuck for some reason. i want to get data from phone atliest. how costly it can be ?

I have a Huawei Media Pad. I thought it had a broken battery or charging port but I tried to have it repaired and they say it can’t be fixed. I have 1.4GB of photos on there that I want back. Is there some way to do this and if so, how much would it cost?

My now ex fiancé of 15 years had a Samsung galaxy s7 of ours but he did a hard factory reset on it before giving it back to me loosing all my 3000 photos and whatsapps and calls and messages. Is there any way you can help me recover this?

Dropped iPhone 6S in the pool 3 days ago. Have kept in rice since then but the phone won’t turn on. Not sure whether to try charging it but don’t want to do something that could potentially harm it. I don’t really care about the phone, (although if you can fix it altogether, that would be perfect), I just really want the photos and other data back.

Would you be able to recover data from a Samsung S7 Edge that has a broken screen? My insurance company is going to fix it but I do not want to lose all the data in my phone when they reset it so I would like to back it up beforehand.

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July 18th, 2017 at 3:02 pm

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Phone Data Recovery Advice

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My iPhone 6+ Kept returning to the menu screen when I selected Facebook or emails
So I took it in to my local Vodafone shop who said they could save the data and update the phone when they gave us the phone it was stuck in the recovery mode we rang Vodafone they said take to another shop that had a tech team they tried to sort it but couldn’t so they rang apple and booked us an appointment in Cambridge they have tried still does not work they suggested that we try a data recovery firm we only want our pictures recovering

broken phone - need data recoveryiPhone 6 not charging or connecting to PC. My phone is stuck in recovery loop. wont reboot, wont update gets half way through update then crashes and itunes says ‘this iphone can not be updated unknown error 14′ theres no way for me to get my device on and it hasnt been backed up. please help. Please email not call back as i dont have a phone

I had a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) and in March 2016 suddenly it stopped working without any known caused by me. I visited Samsung company in a chance to repair it or at least to recover the important data for me like Whatsapp photos and the other stuff from the internal memory (32GB ), however, they said it is not possible. all the repairing company told me it is a Power problem since it does not turn on or even light up the charging LED ( It is like a piece of metal ) I am currently in Malaysia

i’ve an Android cellphone caught in a boot loop (see http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-bootloop-whats-going-on-735474/). The smartphone is an HTC One (i.e. M7). I had now not been having any problems, and were given up in the future to ind the cellphone stuck rebooting – there was no cause event or “incident”. The telephone is pretty antique, and had some battery issues because of its age, however not anything worse. The telephone can rate, and boots via the HTC screen and then goes clean, before resetting (perhaps around a minute after powering on). i’m able to get into the recovery display and fastboot with the aid of protecting VOL-DOWN even as rebooting. i’ve attempted various healing or reboot alternatives in there but none make any difference. i have not attempted the “manufacturing unit reset” alternative as i’m a good deal greater interested by getting the facts off than getting the handset running once more. I additionally attempted getting access to it over ADB from my laptop, however as I in no way attempted this whilst the smartphone become working I don’t know whether the hassle with this is with me or with the telephone.
I wanted to invite if you can make any guidelines or provide me an estimate for taking a look at the cellphone.
the primary issue i’m interested in getting back is my photos, although i am also interested by different facts from the internal storage, in addition to texts and facts from some apps.

Written by Betty

July 9th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Phone and Server Recovery

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Blackberry, LG and iPhone Data Lost
I am enquiring on behalf of my dad who has recently lost all his business contacts on his phone. His Blackberry Q10 died last week and wouldn’t turn back on. The other problem was that his port on his phone wasn’t charging and he had problem with the buttons. The device completely went dead randomly and it hasn’t been switching on. He took it in for repair and they said it was beyond economical repair. Unfortunately he hasn’t backed up a recent enough back up of all these. Would you be able to retract the data from his phone and if so how long and what price would this range from?

Seagate Business ServerI have a lg4 phone which has developed a bootloop fault and gets stuck turning on .
I would like you to extract my WhatsApp messages ,photos and contacts from the phone. I also have an iPhone 6 was dropped into water briefly and could be turned on initially but stopped working next day and it can no longer be turned on. We would like to have data retrieved.

Seagate Business Storage Server DataVolume Failed
I have a Seagate Business Storage (see http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/) 4-Bay NAS, Model Number STBP16000200, Capacity 16 TB. I’m running it under RAID5, it uses a Linux based operating system.
Recently Drive 1 failed, so I obtained a replacement from Seagate and fitted it. The new drive installed OK but the automated recovery hoped for did not work, the Volumes / RAID section of the Control Panel shows the DataVolume has failed. According to Seagate tech support the only option is to send it away for recovery, so I’d be grateful if you could contact me with a quote.

Two quotes for you here: the phone data recovery costs will be approx £250-£400 per phone. Blackberry phones can be tricky to work with, but the costs are payable only if we recover the data. The Seagate Business Server will cost around £2000-£3500 depending on the quantity of work required to recover the data.

Written by Betty

June 22nd, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Seagate File Recovery Service

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HD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
P/N: 9VT166-570
Installed on external HD unit GoFlex Home. Can’t access data. Unit is making intermittent noise. I have replaced the control board by a working one from an identical unit and it still won’t work. It suggests a mechanical issue with the hard drive. Is it still possible to recover the data? How much would it cost?

I lost the software file disc etc due to a burglary some years ago though the external hard drive was with me at the time. I now cannot recall the password but wish to put the data from the EHD (External Hard Drive) on a new laptop. Is there a way you can get the info off the EHD for me or find a way to access it?

Seagate logoPhone in effect ‘dead’ snowing no sign of life- was dropped on a hard surface with minimal damage to hardware…. Suggestive that a software malfunctions has taken place or maybe a screen failure…. Your the people who would know not me ahah. I would love to recover the data including pictures and videos hopefully you can help :)

I have a Seagate HDD from an old computer and when I try to browse the files, some directories do not load and hang for a long time. If I try to transfer the files it is really slow. It is a 500gb SATA Seagate. Please respond if you’re able to recover and I can bring it to you, I think I have a lot of irreplacable photos on there.

I’ve had an external hard drive for years now but failed to load a few years ago. It sounded like the disc inside failed to spin – this happened when the external hard drive was plugged into my laptop, then the laptop turned off due to dead battery, then restarted the laptop with the hard drive plugged in, then it failed to load ever since. Now I’m going to be honest, I have data on there that is private and confidential and don’t want anyone seeing, anything you can do to help?

I dropped my phone on my holiday in the water and it won’t turn on and it has 3 weeks worth of holiday pictures on it, is there anything you can do to retrieve these pictures and files to my other Iphone or fix that one?

Have a 3TB Seagate drive that i ran in my QNAP NAS that is now clicking and isnt showing as bootable or viewable. Would like to retrieve the data as i think it’s a mechanical fault with the arm. Could I get a quote on how much this would cost to retrieve this data? Could you please contact me via Email as I work during the day.

My macbook pro has a hardware error and will not boot up, I don’t have a current backup and would like to recover all my data from the hard drive before I send the laptop to apple for repair. I hope you can help!

Laptop froze and now won’t restart (Windows won’t load and run). Startup repair and system recovery/restore to an earlier point won’t work either. I need Seagate hard-drive recovery as a bare minimum (assume it won’t be corrupted) as I have no back-up, but preferably pc recovery too if it’s a software prob rather than a hardware prob. PC is a 5-6 year-old Acer laptop.

Seagate External Hard Drive had been working perfectly all day, at one point I accidentally dropped it from chest height as I was repositioning my Macbook, it continued to work perfectly for another 20mins after that but then suddenly stopped. Now when I connect it to my Mac, nothing shows up. The blue light illuminates on the External Hard Drive but that’s it, I am not able to access any of the data on it. Help!

My external hard drive’s connectors are broken but hard drive itself is okay. I was wondering if there would be a way to fix it?

Note: There’s a lot of Seagate hard drives that have broken – if the data on them is valuable to you (as in these examples) get yourself a good data recovery company (see this previous post: http://24hourcomputerrepairs.com/many-hard-drive-phone-problems/). If the data is of no value to you just buy another hard drive instead of trying to repair a faulty one.

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June 10th, 2017 at 9:57 am

Phones needing the data taking off

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I have two phones; Sony Ericsson K800i and K700i and I would like to retrieve the data from both. The K800i is alive but shows a white screen, the K700i won’t power up. Is this something you can help with?

I have a dead Galaxy SIII mobile and need to recover audio from it.
It stopped working suddenly and some of the storred data are valuable to me.
Could you help doing this and how much it cost

I’ve got an iphone6.
It is stuck on the apple logo.

I have a samsung galaxy A3 on which I unfortunately have broken the screen.
I believe it is only the screen which is broken.
I would very much like to save my photos from the telephone. Is this something you could help me with, and in the case for how much?

Also I have an external harddisk, which won’t connect properly to any computer (I have tried a coupe, both MAC and PC).
When I plug in the harddisk I am able to view the properties of the harddisk, but I am not able to view the content.
I have data on the harddisk, which I would really much like to save – and perhaps fix the harddisk – but must important for me, is to save the data!

I dropped and smashed my iPhone 6
I’m desperate to recover my photos. A local repair shop said it’s beyond them as there is a problem with the motherboard and it could be any of the thousands of CPS that have been damaged. I hope that makes more sense to you than it does me!
I thought I was backed up to the cloud, my husband says I couldn’t have been, as he can’t access it for me, my only hope is that my photos are still on my badly damaged phone.
The photos are of my children and cakes for my business, I can’t express how desperate I am to save them. I really hope you can help.

I have a pocket sized portable Western Digital external hard drive (2012model) with high speed USB connection to mini-B 5 pin connection. When plugged the hard drive spins 3 times and powers down – it seems the HD it is trying hard to read but cant The light on the hard drive is on constantly too but HD icon does not appear on the computer screen. Can you help fix this? I can drop it into the London branch tomorrow (Monday lunchtime) if that suits?

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May 26th, 2017 at 2:16 am

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More Data Recovery in Manchester

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Since my post some time ago regarding the data recovery job for Manchester mortgage advisers http://datareplayservices.com/manchester-mortgage-hard-drive-broker-service/, I’ve had several more enquiries from people and businesses in Manchester.
Here are some of them:

Manchester photographDrive fell on the floor. Since then simply stopped working. When plugged activity light is off.
Brand Toshiba
Item model number PX1396U-3T01
Form Factor 3.5
Hard Drive Size 1026 GB. I’m hoping you can retrieve the information as it contains a mortgage application that I’m hoping won’t be turned down, as I’ve had previous difficulties in getting a mortgage since moving to Manchester.

A friend of mine has an iPhone that has over heated while charging on an in car charger. It now wont start up. It hasn’t been backed up and we need to recover text messages and whats up conversations. Is this something you can help with and do you have a ball park price for repairs?

Seagate Barracuda 2000GB
Model: ST2000DM001
PN: 1CH164 – 301
FW: CC24
CCB: 10068765B REV C
This hard drive has suffered an incident, initially I thought the PCB had overheated where it had been left on continuously in its external Docking station for about 5 or 6 days.
I had saved a spare PCB board with exactly the same spec from a previous drive, before I destroyed the remaining components.
I interchanged the PCB board with my spare, this made no difference to the initial fault.
Further inspection revealed that one finger of the Read-Write arm was damaged, and had obviously got caught up on something.
the flexible flat wire plate has the following label with these numbers on it: – FNHK 67 and GD4-B & AG-R
The actuator itself has the following numbers stamped in it: – T12M3M & 1251
What I’m after is all the necessary parts to replace the damaged Read-Write arms.
There doesn’t appear to be any visible damage to the top platter, it doesn’t look as if it has suffered any form of scratching or marking anywhere within the travel scope of the tiny magnet in the end of the read-write arm.

My harddrive has stopped working, was using a mac earlier today and then suddenly it stopped working and vanished, my stuff disappeared. Went onto my hp laptop and everytime I used it it kept freezing. I have all my house buying and uni documents on and need to get them back. Can we pop into the store in Manchester?

Our epos system runs on an old Windows 2003 Server and Microsoft SQL database. We have been having terrible problems with it freezing the last couple of weeks to the point now where it is unusable. We have a new epos system in the pipeline but are not quite ready to go live with it. Ideally we’re looking for someone who is capable of extracting data from our SQL database so we can have a clean spreadsheet of customers / stock etc to import in to our new system.

Written by Betty

May 4th, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Hard Drive Recovery

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In this post I list some of the most popular hard drive recovery questions submitted to me over the last week:

mac hard drive recoveryMacBook Pro Laptop Hard Drive Failing. After reading your website I’m pretty sure it’s a mechanical fault, I can remember hearing a ticking noise. I dropped the laptop a couple of days before it failed.
I’ve had it checked by Apple and they confirmed that I’m going to need a new hard drive. Ideally I would want my pictures and documents recovered – not too fussed about the rest.

My Iphone 6 s has damaged and I need to recover data from it

I have a USB hard drive which has stopped working. All computers/laptops cannot recognize it. A day before, it was working perfectly fine. I am currently stressed because it contains university documents which I need by the end of the week.
Could you please help me as I am desperate.

I have deleted some messages on my phone which I need to retrieve. My phone is a Samsung s6 edge and I do not back up my phone. Is this something you might be able to recover. The messages were deleted on the 4th to the 7th March

External Seagate drive does not start up at power. Data copy to cloud.
Approximate copy price and the time required, if I deliver Drive myself?
Drive is new. New adaptor tried – no power up.

Are you able to replace my iphone 6 16GB flash drive for a larger one? I know this is a highly complex operation.

I have a 500Gb portable external Toshiba hard drive. it dropped onto a wood floor from a table, the case is undamaged but now have the dreaded clicking noise and cannot be read on a PC or Mac. I can drop it personally into the Lapworth, Solihull location on Friday afternoon as I will passing that way.

I’ve got a samsung note 2 which doesn’t recharge any more. I’ve tried changing the battery but that’s not working either but I desperately want the contacts and photos of it. Can you help me please.

My SSD (Kingston Technology 480GB Solid State Drive V300 SATA 3) has totally ceased being detected. the drive had been reporting 1% life in SMART checks basically since it was new, which I foolishly ignored. There’s about 4 months of music data I’d love to get back. Any hope for me? can you speculate a price range if there is?

LG G4 – suddenly won’t turn on. Tried all available methods of recovering the data myself but cannot get anything to see the phone. I need to get EVERYTHING that was on the phone.

I have a faulty 128GB Kingston V-Series SSD Hard Drive that needs data recovered. I am not sure about the exact size of the data, but it is somewhere in the region of 1000 “.doc/.docx” files, probably somewhere around 5-10GB of data.
Could you provide an approximate quote for this recovery?
Also, from your experience do you know if data can get corrupted during the recovery process?

I have a customer with a WD10JMVW External Hdd. It looks to have a failed PCB. It looks to fail the initilisation, just ticks a few times and then stops.
I am near your Lombard office on friday, is there any chance on getting a quote for me to drop it off please?

The light on the WD hard drive is blinking sounds like the disk is spinning inside & can’t see the drive on the laptop

We have a QNAP TS-412U with x4 Seagate Barracuda 3TB drives, set up as Raid 5. Three of the drives have failed, detailed below:
Drive 0 – Bad blocks
Drive 1 – Bsy NO ID, needs heads
Drive 2 – Bsy NO ID, needs heads
Drive 3 – Perfect, nothing wrong with it
Are you able to provide a quote to retrieve the data and potentially replace the drives please?

My hard drive has been dropped and is making a ticking noise.
I cannot access any information.
LG 2.5” External HDD HXD2 320GB
How can I send this to you for you to try to repair or at least retrieve the data?

I have a Freecom Classic SL 160Gb external hard disk (manufacture year 2005).
This has been faulty for some time and now requiring file recovery (or attempt too). It initially started with clicking when trying to spool or get up to speed and eventually fully stopped when I tried to backup the files (it may have over heated).
With power attached there is no activity or attempt to do anything. Neither does it show when laptop connected.
I had tried a local repair centre maybe a year back who took a look but said it would require sending off to a specialist (I presume they just tried with an external caddy) for data recovery.
I’m based in Bracknell, Berkshire, so ideally would like to have someone local.

Written by Betty

March 28th, 2017 at 10:01 am

Datlabs for hard drive recoveries

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I have 2 N0 ex hard drives which are faulty. having used them for recording progs I am unable to playback the recordings.
It would be a blessing if these could be recovered then have them both put back to proper working order.
Perhaps you can e-mail me with details of a good data recovery service and address where to send them.

Recently my laptop just won’t boot and I keep getting an error code, I have tried my best to try and solve the issue however it just didn’t work. My final step is to reinstall windows again but that would mean all the data would be gone. Therefore is it possible to recover the data within the hard drive first so that I can get some old photos and some coursework that I didn’t back onto the cloud.

Hard Drive was dropped from about 10cm from the floor. Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 3tb. Makes buzzing noise for about 10 seconds after plugging into Laptop then it runs perfectly fine. Although my Macbook Pro (Mid 15′ 2.2 GHz 1.7 Intel) is not reading the hard drive on finder and also on disk utility. I want to transfer all the data on the Seagate Back Plus to my Seagate Expansion 4tb.

My seagate 1tb external hard drive , which is only 9 months old, has failed me. And with it have gone all my photos of my son. I have been told it is a mechanical failure so I need to find somebody qualified to do this type of retrieval of data. I see that you do , and you specialise in seagate. Please can you advise what cost I am looking at and how to go about getting it repaired ?

The drive is a Samsung M3 portable 1 TB external hard drive. I was working on it over the weekend when it crashed and then just stopped being recognised by the computer. When I plug it in the light still comes on and it comes up in devices and printers but doesn’t show in my computer and I can’t access the files.

Purchased from BT as 1 of 4 drives in a Buffalo external hard drive. The menu indicated a fault, this drive clicks. I would like the drive repaired if possible with data restored.

I accidentally deleted a phone recording on my storm k phone. Need it for work. Any chance of recovery? I was using total recall software app.

please help me! i dropped my laptop and now it goes to reboot page and hard drive makes a noise! i need the data :(

A broken desktop computer had a internal harddrive: a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 360GB SATA harddrive. After removal I attempted to read it externally via a SATA usb cable but I was unsuccessful: Windows said the device had 0gb and told me to ‘insert a disk’ when trying to read it, even though I could see it in devices. It either had insufficient power or I was doing something wrong. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to read the data (either if there is any hardware that can read it). If you offer services, can I ask for a estimated cost please. Thanks for any help in advance.

I dropped my iPhone 7 and it turned off, it wont come back on and I haven’t backed it up for 3 months! Could you recover the data?

I have an 256GB 850EVO SSD that I used to boot Windows 10. This has randomly stopped being recognised by the mainboard. I can’t see this drive in the BIOS. I have tried using different data and power cables and trying different ports on the motherboard.

Written by Betty

March 10th, 2017 at 2:28 pm

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Phones Broken, Drives Dead

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This post we look at some customer submitted questions regarding broken phones and dead hard drives. Do you have a problem similar to this? Follow the links for useful advice

broken phonemy LG G4 died and needs to be replaced. Before doing that, I would like to recover what is saved on the hard drive. Could you give me an approximate idea of how much that might cost me?
I’d be grateful for a response via email as my broken phone is the matter of this inquiry and I’m therefore not able to use it for phone calls.

apple iPhone stuck in re boot mode……..need addresses and photos recovering.

Toshiba hard drive broke, I bought a new one and swapped the read write needle but now it’s making a ticking noise and a squeakin noise, also my computer will not recognise it. Can you get the data from the disk?
Do you offer a postal service, I live in Oxford or do you have a local contact in Oxford.

I need to transfer some Microsoft Word files fro a 3.5 inch, double sided, high density 2.0 MB floppy disk. Do you provide this service?

My 64GB normal SD Kingston card became unreadable for both of my computers. I’ve got very important files on it and I’afraid I might lose them. Do you provide any student prices for our services?

An old 2008 Samsung R510 with a 500GB SATA HDD. That HDD must already replaced from the OEM 160GB HDD. (and yet they do not do back-ups –> tsk, tsk.)
Drive does not boot inside the R510 but clicks, and stutters, etc. I was able to mount the drive via USB external drive caddy and read file structure, and copy some files to my MacBook via but the pictures directory is the one they are after and it has 5,000+ across 28 directories. (about 30-40 GB)
I believe they need your services if they want those pictures.
If I try to copy the photos in bulk it copies a few and then times out on pictures and it gives up.
I did not look at the spec, but I assume it is seagate or western digital HDD.
What is the procedure to deal with this and assumed cost so I can pass it on?
Then they can put this episode behind them, and learn to do backups.
Thanks for your help. They are in Dover… but I have friends in Ashford… so dropping off is not a problem.

my hard drive is toshiba 1tb on 32 chanel chiness dvr,the dvr data is on the hard drive i saw it on to dvr
i want to collect 24 camera data to my computer ,when i open the hard drive to dvr.and conect my pc sayas unallocate space then i shutdown my pc.
and reconnect the hard drive on to dvr auto matic formated stared i then shut down the dvr.
i really want the data 24 chanel camera data
how can i get the data
or how can i collected the data by softwaer

External hardrive contains a backup of my MAC hardrive which no longer works. Tried to copy over backup to my new laptop and it was not working. Hardrive not showing up in Finder but will show in Disk Utility. Possibly corrupted?

I have external Seagate FreeAgent Goflex SN.NA0B2DH2 hard disk. My Hard Disk doesn’t detect on any system ,however I had given it to one of the local shop to check and his conclusion was that it has a start up problem, and needs to be sent to professional .I would like to know the cost of your services and how to go about it.

WD Passport Ultra 2TB USB3 External HD
Device dropped flat from a height of approx 120cm
Unfortunately, attempted to determine if damage to data occurred by connecting it in and the device was not recognized – not even as an unknown device.
The platters did appear to spin up, as vibration/humming could be felt and was audible
Disconnected when a “zap” was heard, similar to when an external HD resets or is having power failures

Written by Betty

February 22nd, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Damaged Phones – Need Data Recovering

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Here a selection of posts from people with damaged and broken phones, all needing to get their data off of their devices. Please note, if you are in the UK, we recommend Data Clinic’s phone recovery services at http://www.dataclinic.co.uk/data-recovery-from-mobile-devices-phones-tablets-etc/. We used them several times ourself with great success

Phone suffered water damage c.4 days ago. Despite taking to a repair shop, it still does not turn on beyond lights flashing.
I would like to be able to recover data from apps, notes, calendar, messages, contacts, but in particular photos.

Phone won’t switch on or stuck on boot screen. Lg G4 out of warranty

iphone falling into watermy iPhone 5 fell into water.
I waited for 24 hours then switched it on but it got stuck on the Apple screen. Tried recovery mode to no avail. Went into DFU mode to to reinstall/update firmware using recovery software, but the process failed. I need to recover the photos on the device.

Hi Motorola RAZR v3i problem is that my husband went to get photo’s developed @tesco photo kiosk but I think he selected move as the photos were not there and kiosk didn’t receive them it’s really important that we get them as it’s the only photo of my husband and our son that was stillborn on 19 April 2009. Haven’t touched phone since. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated Louise

I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 phone that just went dead and now i am unable to get the photos stored on the phones internal memory off. What can I do???

I do have my samsung galaxy s3 which doesnt work (had drop it around 2 years ago and phone doesnt work at all) would like to get my family photos from it. Is it possible? What is average price for that kind of service? Please send me an email.

My phone got run over and I can’t recover the photos from it, I have a new phone which has reinstalled app data etc. The phone is still sort of working because lights are on etc, but screen and cover are completely squashed. Could you let me know how much it would cost to recover the photos please? Also if you would be able to do so before Friday as my insurance company are collecting the phone then.

Have a LG G4 that will not boot up, I have about 800 photos on it that I would like recovering. Is this something you could do and can you give me a price please.

iPhone is Stuck on Apple Logo:
– I have already chatted with an Apple representative about this (it crashed while downloading an app – it was low storage but not too low for the app to be installed)
– Apple representative thinks that the device must be restored but I only have data backed up until July
– Would like to have data backed up from the phone if possible
– How long will this take?
– What is the estimated cost for the data recovery service?

I am asking this question on behalf of an elderly friend who needs help. He says he has an I Phone, provider is 3. He has for months been getting deeply upsetting text messages which he has deleted many off and abusive voice mails which he says he has saved on the phone.To protect himself he needs to have those voice mails saved to disc and if possible those text messages recalled/saved to disc? Is this possible please?

Written by Betty

January 27th, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Phone and PC Problems

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I have a MacBook Pro and my hard drive has failed it just clicks and doesn’t seem to be reading. I have information I need to retrieve from the drive. Its a Toshiba MK5065GSXF.
The drive has been removed and replaced by a solid state drive but I need my files off the hard drive urgently. Can you help?

My USB HDD just suddenly stopped working. Cant remember knocking it or anything. No noise comes out of it either. My laptop (macbook) does not recognize it at all but other USB’s are working fine on the laptop.

phone not booting up - photoiPhone 6 was left in clothing which was put in a washing machine, it was fully charged and on at the time. screen is badly cracked and power has shorted out. There are photos and videos on there of high sentimental value which have not been backed up, and I would very much like for them to be recovered. Please contact me if you cannot reach me on mobile, as I may not have switched SIM card over yet.

Our IT Support company – Eitex have referred me to you. I have a Samsung external hard drive that has stopped working. What do I need to do to get it booked in? Would you be able to pick it up from them?

Recommendation: The people at http://phone-recovery.pen.io/ provided a great recover service to this person who sent in this enquiry: Photos deleted by accident from iPhone 5 and also cleared from the recently deleted folder. Phone has been on airplane mode since the accident and no other data added to phone.

My laptop hard-disk with some important data just crashed. First, Laptop dint detected HDD and heard a click noise. I took to a service centre and got HDD removed. As suggested by the laptop service centre, I had given to STELLAR for professional recovery. But they were unable to recover due to scratch made by the HDD head on the platter. Now what I am looking is those professional recovery services that could recover data from such physical damaged (Scratched) HDD.
Laptop: Hewlett-Packard Sleek book 4
OS: windows 10
HDD: HGST
Capacity: 500GB
Media: Hard Disk,Laptop
Serial No.: 130419TM8514ZNK5TV3R
Model No.:HTS75450A7E380,HGST
Cause Of Damage: Physical, Due to scratches on lower side of the platter
Please do send me an estimate.
Measures to take before I courier you my hard-disk.

Written by Betty

December 12th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

About Phone and Disks

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I have an LG G4 mobile phone handset (bought as part of a contract August 2015).
At 2am 27th November it began bootlooping, which thanks to google I have learnt is a known fault with the phone. I have yet to go into the shop I got it from to see my options with them, however from forum posts they seem to send out a replacement handset/hard reset the phone and send it back
Stupidly I had my photos split over an sd card and internal memory, with most of them on the internal phone memory (along with all my numbers saved to the phone too).

Several different mobile phonesThere are some really sentimental photos on there that I know aren’t on my SD card, and am desperate to get them!
Due to the known fault, I am unable to get a laptop to recognise my phone as a device through the USB connection and cannot get them off myself
1 – is it possible for you to get them as it is now, or after a hard reset
2 – how much would it be?
Thank you

Hi My iphone 5s is stuck in DFU mode. There is on file (voice record) i need to save if still possible. apart from that i just need to get the phone going again. Please no call back, as the phone doesn´ work-

The HDD area of my work laptop took a knock whilst powered and working. It continued to work for a few minutes after but then froze and required a reboot. It emitted a BEEP sound upon reboot and never makes it to the Windows login but tells me:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be to blame.
Then it moves to a screen saying Windows is loading files….
Then moves to a blue windows screen but is unresponsive.
The HDD is a Seagate Momentus 5400.6, 250GB.
My IT department have installed a new HDD in my laptop but as I hadn’t backed up the old one for several weeks I would be interested in recovery if possible/cost effective.
Would appreciate email response initially as I cannot take calls at the moment.
I am based relatively local and could bring the HDD in on Wednesday.
Can you provide an indication of cost associated with the recovery and/or any guarantee offered?

I have taken my hard drive to an IT repair person, whose equipment stated it was 55% damaged and his equipment was unable to recover any files. He told me there may be more specialist equipment that can recover them. It’s a 320 GB hard drive and has been removed from the laptop. Could you give me an idea of how much this would cost? If you could drop me an email, that would be great. Kind regards, Katrina

I dropped my Seagate 2TB external hard-drive the other day and now it’s not powering on at all. I’m not sure if the drive itself is scratched or if it’s not able to power up. There’s no light coming on when I plug the power in, so assumed it was a power problem.
Do you think you would be able to take a look at it if possible?
An email response would be better than a phonecall if possible, thank you.

Written by Betty

November 30th, 2016 at 11:23 am

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