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I have seagate hard-drive OEM on my Sony PC (Pentium 4) It has 40 gb. One of the chips on the hard drive fried up got hot and burnt up). When my computer boots up from a boot disk and I ran fdisk , I get the message "no fixed disks detected" so basically my hard-drive is not working.

I wanted to know if it is possible to open up the hard-drive and transfer the platters (disks) to another hard-drive(Western digtal) which is also 40 gb capacity and rated at the same rpm. My question is are the platters swappable? I have important data in that disk and would like to recover it. Another question is since the hard disks are silled tight, is it correct to assume that the environment inside is controlled (particulate free, vacuum etc)

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This question was answered on October 24, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

PLEASE DON'T MESS WITH THE PLATTERS!!!!!THEY ARE VERY SENSITIVE!!!I

would find a place like Data Doctors, that specializes in disaster recovery Just for kickers, try running Norton disk doctor to see if it will fix your disk problem.

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on October 24, 2002