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OOPS!!! [message #11550] Mon, 28 October 2019 16:44 Go to next message
timeliz
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My laptop, the one that has 10 years of watch research on it, took a slow dive off my coffee table & landed with a loud thud on the hardwood floor.
This is the result...

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=5453&private=0

Is there a way to retrieve all my info?
I'm totally bummed.


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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11551 is a reply to message #11550] Mon, 28 October 2019 17:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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yes, but it can be expensive and likely will need to be done by a professional. There are drive recovery services.

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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11553 is a reply to message #11551] Mon, 28 October 2019 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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Liz,

What model is it? I would YouTube the model and see if you can open it with some instructions. My guess is the cable to the hard drive may have come loose.

Else send it up my way and I will try to recover it. No charge for looking. Very Happy
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11554 is a reply to message #11553] Mon, 28 October 2019 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Gary,
It's an HP Pavilion Win 7.
If I can get it open, and the cable is loose, is reconnecting it easy? Or would something need to be resoldered?


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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11556 is a reply to message #11554] Mon, 28 October 2019 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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timeliz wrote on Mon, 28 October 2019 18:07
If I can get it open, and the cable is loose, is reconnecting it easy? Or would something need to be resoldered?
Liz,
Nothing to solder, either the power supply cable connector or IDE I/O cable may have came loose.

Some things to check before going forward.

-Shut down the laptop, disconnect the power supply.
-Pull the battery out to rest laptop.
-Put the battery back in, connect power supply and turn on, see if it recognizes it.

Also can you hear the drive spinning?

That would be the first to check before taking it to a professional, that is if it's too much trouble to get it open.
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11576 is a reply to message #11556] Wed, 30 October 2019 16:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Ai.... Shocked Good luck! Hope it can be rescued.



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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11577 is a reply to message #11576] Wed, 30 October 2019 21:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Thanks, Jenneke. I hope so too.

Took Gary's advice and found a couple of youtube clips where others have been able to retrieve their data...
No other choice but to give it a try. Confused


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11603 is a reply to message #11577] Fri, 01 November 2019 22:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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To all:
I would like to retrieve one particular photo of mine.
It is of the four ladies' Curvex movements that I had included with my contest post.
If you have a saved copy, will you please PM me a copy. Thanks Smile


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11666 is a reply to message #11603] Mon, 18 November 2019 21:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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How is your laptop/data doing?

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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11667 is a reply to message #11666] Tue, 19 November 2019 00:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Haven't been able to tackle this yet, Jenneke, but have been doing research on different methods of retrieval. Just have to wait and see.




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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11721 is a reply to message #11667] Wed, 27 November 2019 04:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey is currently offline  mikey
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I just went thru this with an HP Pavilion laptop. First diagnosis was a broken or damaged cable connecting the hard drive to the mother board. Hard drive was removed and was recognized in another unit so we knew the HD was okay. Cable was replaced and it still didn't recognize the HD. Motherboard was examined and it turned out that the controller had failed & isn't worth fixing. Usually though, the HD is okay and can be connected to another laptop to confirm.

Still here....
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11920 is a reply to message #11721] Thu, 19 December 2019 05:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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So, I've had an early Merry Christmas. Very Happy
A brother-in-law was able to repair my pc.
Connector to hard drive had come loose.
I can now access my files & photos. Cool


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11921 is a reply to message #11920] Thu, 19 December 2019 06:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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wonderful news!

Now back it all up to that new external drive you are giving yourself as a gift?


All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11922 is a reply to message #11921] Thu, 19 December 2019 07:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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That's already a done deal. Cool

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Re: OOPS!!! [message #11923 is a reply to message #11922] Thu, 19 December 2019 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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Great news! Glad you were able to save everything.
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11925 is a reply to message #11920] Fri, 20 December 2019 04:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
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So happy to hear, Liz!

My two caveats:
1) I'm wrong many times a day --just ask my wife!
2) Always seeking to learn more
Re: OOPS!!! [message #11926 is a reply to message #11925] Fri, 20 December 2019 04:52 Go to previous message
timeliz
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Thanks Jack, Jason, Dan, and Gary...you nailed it!
Merry Christmas everyone!


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
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