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MrSeb writes "There's a lot of FUD when it comes to self-repairing a broken hard drive. Does sticking it in the freezer help? The oven? Hitting it with a hammer? Does replacing the PCB actually work? Can you take the platters out and put them in another drive? And failing all that, if you have to send the dead drive off to a professional data recovery company, how much does it cost — and what's their chance of success, anyway? They're notoriously bad at obfuscating their prices, until you contact them directly. Joel Hruska — who recently had an important drive die (without any up-to-date backups!) — tries to answer these questions and strip away the FUD over at ExtremeTech."
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Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?

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