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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No.1

16.12.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

restoring data from water damaged disk drivesDisklabs countdown of odd requests for data recovery from computers and electronic devices comes to a close with this tale of woe.

Number one “Does it float Daddy?”

External disk drives are excellent for storage gigabytes and now even terabytes of data. Sadly they don’t make good bath toys. One of our clients contacted us in a panic when his four year-old twins put it in the bath. Before you ask why would they do that, it was a trendy bright orange colour. And no it wasn’t plugged in.

Dunking hard disk drives in the water is not very good for the electronics and bubble bath isn’t helpful either. It took several days to dry the drive out and some careful cleaning but we were able to recover all of the data.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 55999 or use our contact form if you have a problem with a computer disk drive, a phone or a tablet.

 

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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No.2

09.12.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

disk drive damaged in microwaveNumber 2 in Disklabs countdown of odd requests for data recovery from laptop computers and electronic devices.

“It was an experiment that went wrong”

A student called us asking if we could help recover data from a laptop that he had microwaved. Apparently he decided to do this because like Sir Edmund Hillary and Everest “it was there”. The resulting fire damaged the laptop beyond repair and ensured that the microwave subsequently gave anything cooked in it an unpleasant plasticky tang for ever after.

Although the controller chips and wiring for the hard drive were damaged the platters themselves were readable so we did get the student out of a hole on this occasion.

P.S.
You make think the student was an idiot but do a search for “microwaving a laptop” and you will see plenty of other people who were willing to try the same thing.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 55999 or use our contact form if you have a problem with a computer disk drive, a phone or a tablet.

 

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