Headstack assembly data recovery

I’m in the Paddington area of London and have a Seagate Mobile HDD 2TB (Transcend Ext) hard drive which recently failed. I sent the drive to data recovery specialists, and upon investigation in the clean chamber, they found that the drive had a damaged and failing https://hddguru.com/articles/2006.02.17-Changing-headstack-Q-and-A/headstack assembly.
To try and recover the data, they fitted 4 very compatible new heads to the case, and unfortunately all failed after a short while as the physical damage to the drive was making very short work of them.
They are now sending the drive back to me as they can do nothing further, and they have recommended I keep it in a safe place in case new recovery methods are developed in the future. I was wondering if you think you could do anything beyond this which might help to recover the data? This has already cost me a small fortune, so I would appreciate if you could explain what else you might be able to do (if you can do anything for this sort of case).

headstack assemblyWD Blue laptop data recovery
I have a 750GB WD Blue laptop hard drive in Greater London (Finchley) that I would like to try and recover data from.
I dropped my laptop in January 2016, after which I was unable to use it. I purchased a new hard drive and a friend of mine replaced it so that I could use the laptop again.
I recently purchased a USB to SATA cable so that I could connect the old hard drive to my desktop computer to see if it was accessible. Upon connecting, the hard drive sounds like it spins up fine and there are no alarming noises such as scratching, beeping etc.
When I selected the drive on my desktop, I was presented with ‘The parameter is incorrect’, so I was unable to access it.
I purchased Stellar Data Recovery software and it told me ‘No data was found’.
When I connect the hard drive to my desktop now, I get a ‘The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error’.
I’ve not done any more with it as I’d like some expert help.

Forgot password on phone
I changed my password on my phone recently because of the app “Outlook” needed me to for security purposes. I ended up quickly changing it with the motive of changing it back to my original password. I ended up forgetting to change it back and my phone ran out of battery so now I cant get back into my phone. Is it possible to extract all the data off of my phone on to an external hard drive. And if so, what price would I be looking at. Please contact me via my email as I cant really take phone calls at the moment. I am in Upminster in Essex just outside London but can travel into Lombard Street if required.

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London iphone data recovery

The purpose of this article is to look at the feasibility of recovering data from smashed, broken and unresponsive iPhones that are also sometimes stuck in a boot loop. The questions below are from people who live in or are close to London.

iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop

I am having an iPhone7 that was in a boot loop after a battery replacement. I send it to apple, but they were unable to fix it without deleting my data, it was against their rules, so I have it back unrepaired. They have found some more issues that just degrading battery, they found a liquid issue. From the photos they have sent me I believe that the liquid did not damage the memory chip and the main chip.
So, my question is – when is convenient so that I could come and show you my device. I can get to your data recovery place on Lombard Street in London. If you could repair it without deleting/erasing any of the data that would be amazing. If repairing could cause any damage to the data, would you be able to download the data and then repair it. I know that those question first need you to observe the device.

iPhone Error Code 14

I have an iPhone 6s stuck on the recovery mode. Yesterday it was stuck on white apple logo screen. I have tried the apple update and restore but there is not enough storage on the phone to update. I have not backed up the phone in a year. I do not wish to lose all of my data and Apple London have not been able to help. Do you think you would be able to recover photos etc off of the phone?

iPhone smashed – needs data recovery

I’ve got an iPhone 7 that I broke on a night out a couple of year ago, the screen is smashed and the phone damaged badly to the point where it doesn’t turn on or even show up on a computer. I’m in Chigwell near London and I’d like to try and recover the photos from the phone as there’s lots of sentimental photos from various holidays on there. I took the phone to an Apple store a while back, and they insisted that nothing could be done (typical Apple). I was wondering if there’s any way in which you’d be able to help me?

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iPhone data recovery and Seagate drive stops working, London

iPhone stuck on boot loop

My iPhone is stuck in a boot loop and displaying something about “unknown error code (9)” – it has been quite a while since it is backed up, so I was hoping to get some information about whether the data from it can be recovered? It’s a company phone and we are located in London. The device has zero physical damage, water or otherwise. The model is iPhone XS Max. Let me know if you can help. For now, I can only communicate by email as my iPhone is not working.

My phone switched itself off, I tried to update it and i received an error code (4013) and now my phone is stuck with a black screen asking me to restore the iPhone. I have some incredibly precious images on there that I haven’t backed up and I would love to have them back. Could you help me with this?

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Seagate drive stopped working

My external hard drive (Seagate) stopped working 2 days ago. I live in Holloway, Islington London. It had been quite slow for a week or so but I thought it might be because my MacBook was quite full. On Friday it simply stopped loading and now makes a beeping sound when I plug it in. I have tried it with a brand new cable and this hasn’t made any difference. I was wondering how I might go about getting this fixed and if I might be able to do this fairly soon.

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Retrieve and Recovering Data

In this post we look at retrieving and recovering the data from a variety of devices.

Retrieve data from a Disabled iPhone

My late wife’s iphone has been inadvertently disabled by me and Apple say that I cannot get the data [I only want to see if there are any photographs] without a court order. Is it possible to see the photographs?

Recovering an old hard drive – London

I have an old (1999) hard drive which broke down about 13 years ago. I makes a clicking noise when trying to load. I was wondering if you could try to attempt to recover the data that’s on it please and how much would that cost? I am in central London, near Lombard Street.
IBM Travelstar
Model: DARA-212000
12.07GB ATA/IDE

Travelstar DARA212000

Data recovery SD card

I was wondering if you could help me. Basically my camera SD card when I was viewing photos suddenly stopped working. It just stopped. I then took it out and put it back in, nothing changed. It also won’t let me take any photos on my camera as it says ‘memory card cannot be used’ and asks me to format it -which I have read mostly erases your data which I clearly don’t want to do! But my computer will not recognise even the Nikon SD card when it is in the drive. I am very worried I for no apparent reason have lost all my memories. So I feel naturally very stuck and worried. I think I read you do SD cards? If so, if you could advise me on what to do next and where you are located that would be very helpful.

Recover files from USB stick
My computer is not able to read my USB Stick, I think the stick’s plug might be damaged.

Retrieve data from OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T with broken screen, cannot see anything. Phone otherwise working normally. I want to recover photos and other data, not having any luck with downloaded recovery software.

Rescue lost RAID files

We have a 4 drive RAID array on a NAS box and one has failed and the array has failed with it, windows is detecting the drive is there but cannot access the files.
The drive is 4tb and we are looking for a general quote for how much it would cost to recover from the dead drive, we are aware which drive has failed in the array.

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QNAP Hard drive recovery and Samsung Tocco, London

Below are some data recovery enquiries from people looking for a data recovery service in London. Browse this site and you’ll find all the links you need.

QNAP recover deleted files

Please can you let me know if you are able to recover deleted volumes from a QNAP drive that we have. We have a TS-EC1680U-RP and we have been under attack from some ransomware. At this moment in time we are unsure if this was encrypted before the volumes were destroyed but we would like to see what we can recover. We can take to a recovery centre in London

Encrypted hard drive

Encrypted USB drive with content stored as business data. PC will not recognise drive and want to format. Need to recover essential data. See here for a discussion of what encryption is and how it works.
2tb
WD20NMVW
DATE:15NOV2014
PRODUCT OF THAILAND
2.5″
WD GREEN

Iphone6 with water damage now will not boot up or power on. We have lots of photos of here which we would like to try and recover. Could you give an approximate cost estimate for recovery?

I have an old samsung tocco lite and i remember i had some old photos on there. If you can do recoveries for this type of device. How much will it cost

Dropped my RAID and it is now making a beeping sound and can’t access data. So experience an issue with my raid 0 ssd drives. (2x Samsung 860 Evo 1tb)

I went to then the power on and I believe it has cause one if not both of the drives to short out.

I smelt harsh burning on one of the drives and believe it could be to do with the pcb.

Are you able to help me out and recover my drive to access my data ?

London

HDD needle / vacuum

Dropped on floor, computer recognises device being plugged in but not pulling up files. IT friend says needle/vacuum may be damaged
I have Seagate portable passport drive
When I connect to a laptop/computer the computer says error and shuts down
Can data be recovered from the passport.
What would be the cost
Windows 10 but will no longer boot – disk very slow to detect in bios and via a usb adaptor on a second PC.

WD 4Tb External Hard Drive

Corrupted QNAP – shows up on Mac (sometimes), but no data can be read, cannot run first aid. Need repair / data recovery
Please let me know an estimated cost, I’m running quotes around 10 UK data recovery companies, will go with the best result tomorrow! I’m in London

My QNAP hard drive had this constant beeping sound when i turned the laptop on and the drive was not recognised by the laptop. Got the hard drive replaced but now i would like to recover the data in the previous hard drive. May I know if diagnosis is free and that there will only be charges incurred should I take up your quoted price after diagnosis?

My Mobile hard drive reading head is not working. Opens sometime all files But 99% times just shows It awalable Then you klikk on It and It does not open just Looks forvthe file
It wouldn’t register with any computer, Mac or Windows.
A technician in Chiswick London has looked at it and he thinks the main circuit board has gone. I have a seagate (samsung) external hard drive, it spins and you can hear the heads clicking but not engaging, then because of that I suspect it just go into some sort of sleep mode…with some recovery software I can pick up the disk but not recover the data, because the head is not working. What is the starting price to recover data (Norway is quite expensive in this)

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Data Recovery Service

Here are some enquiries for a data recovery service. All the enquiries relate to getting data off of hard drives in RAID servers and mobile phones, and originate from the UK, with a focus on London.

RAID and server data recovery in London – use Data Clinic, 68 Lombard Street, EC3V 9LJ
https://www.dataclinic.co.uk/london-data-recovery/

RAID Data Recovery

I have a Dell PowerEdge 4x2tb RAID 5 server running Linux. All the drives are working but the server has been water damaged. Is it possible to still recover the data from this? The RAID contains work documents and I’m looking for a RAID data recovery service in London.

Recover Files from RAID London

I have a RAID 5 NAS hard drive which was partitioned into several network shares. I wanted to format one of the partitions but made a error and the wrong partition. I recovered all of the files using RAID software but none of them open. All the files were there and the file sizes look right however nothing opens. They are video and audio files. It’s a RAID 5 with 6 disks running Windows. I believe I’ve got the striping and parity wrong. In hindsight I shouldn’t have attempted it myself as I didn’t know what I was doing, but now I really need the data, I hope I haven’t messed up – can you help ? Can I bring the whole server or just the hard drives to the Data Clinic office on Lombard Street.

Dropped my WD My Passport Ultra harddrive off my desk, light still flashes, makes running noises, but not showing up on my Mac. Just want to have data saved and put onto my other hard drive. I want a data recovery service to rescue my lost files so I can store them on a central RAID.

Device power was pulled early from a RAID 5 in a data centre in Slough. Since then the array is not recognised. Initially i thought it could be a hardware problem, but now I think it’s a problem with the data. I’m close to London and need a data recovery service.

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Phone and File Recovery in London, Birmingham and Leicester

Here are some recent hard drive and phone recovery questions from London, Birmingham and Leicester.

Lacie Hard Drive Recovery London

My Laice (Lacie) external harddrive stopped working altogether – was not recognised at all by my computer and wasn’t making any sound. On inspection by a data recovery service in London I could see that the USB port seemed to be slightly bent. I opened up the drive to inspect and found that the circuit connection around the USB was damaged and had come undone. I can’t see any other obvious form of visible damage to the circuit or drive (it has been stored carefully in a drawer, hasn’t been dropped or anything) and wonder if it would be possible for you to take a look at this to see if the data can be salvaged from the drive itself? Many thanks for your help.

Retrieve Files from a Western Digital Passport

Windows no longer recognises the drive. Try to see further details in dskmgmt but drive is unitialized which can’t be done as it says due to “fatal device hardware error“. I desperately need to retrieve the folders and files from this hard drive.

broken hard drive

Recover External USB Hard Drive in Birmingham

I live in Birmingham and my USB hard drive has stopped working and i am unable to retrieve all the files on the USB. I am looking to recover the files and was hoping that this was possible with your companies help. The external hard drive just stopped working and it wasn’t in contact with any water or smashed or anything like that. As i insert the USB cable in the computer the device does not pop up on the computer.

Getting Pictures saved to Google Photos Back

I’m looking to recover some videos taken a week ago. I thought they were uploaded to Google photos (they were showing) and was running out of space so I deleted them. But they disappeared. There is 1 video we are really upset to have lost. Any chance you could have a look?

Recover Google Pixel Phone Leicester

I have a google pixel phone which suddenly got stuck on the loading menu. I have come to understand that this has been a outcome for many users when updating their phones and there has been no solution except a factory reset. I have many photographs and videos I wish to retrieve so have not hard reset my phone. I was wondering if I could please get a quote with how much roughly it would cost to retrieve all photographs and videos from a mobile in this sort of state.
Also apologies as due to the issue with my phone the only way I can currently be contacted is via email. I look forward to hearing back from you, I am in Leicester

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Waltham Forest, Kensington, Hammersmith, Lombard Street Data Recovery London

london boroughs data recoveryMotorola Nexus 6 Recovery

I have a Motorola nexus 6 motherboard and hard drive (the rest is broken due to DIY repair attempt). Nexus phone is damaged. no display. not starting. The screen in phone has stopped working. I need to recover my photos.
Will you be able to recover the data directly from the hard drive? How much will you charge? Can you collect from Hammersmith London?

Recover Files from Toshiba X300 Hard Drive

Toshiba X300 4TB HDD. I need the connect pins PCB. I can send a photo or call in at your Lombard St London office with the damaged one tomorrow?

Waltham Forest Data Recovery

My elderly MacBook has become stuck in a bootloop, I’ve tried loading it up into recovery and safe modes but with no such luck. I was due to replace it so I am just looking for full data recover and am in the Waltham Forest area of London
Is this something you can do and what would be the charge?

WD My Passport Data Retrieval

My WD My Passport has accidentally been formatted. would it be possible to recover the data on it as there are image files I need on it? Also have you an idea of how much it would cost-general ball park figure. I’m in Barnet in London but can catch the underground into London and onto Bank tube station for data recovery.

SATA Files needed

I have a SATA 2.5 hard disk which was in my toshiba laptop when it was dropped. It then began to malfunction, an engineer has been out and replaced the hard drive and set up the laptop again but was unable to retrieve the files from the hard disk. I was wondering if you could give me a quote for how much this might cost? I’m located in Kensington

Seagate hard drive 1TB will not mount or be discovered on Mac or Windows machine. Powers up and sounds okay.

Samsung m3 portable hard drive. Registers on the computer as being plugged in but can’t be accessed. Can it be fixed in London?

Formatted and overwritten SSD after everything saved to One Drive, One Drive then lost the file, Microsoft not interested

I opened the case to the hard drive and replaced hard disk with another and i cant make it work and now over time i don’t remember which disk actually goes to it.

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Data Recovery London

I have an office PC that needs the hard drive replacing. We have the new hard drive already, we just wanted the old one removed and replacing with the new one. Would you advise on how much you would charge for this? I am most contactable via email, so please use this as a primary contact. I am able to have the drive delivered to your London data recovery offices.

I have a duel boot laptop with linux and windows. There is something wrong with the linux partition, pretty much summarized in this link https://itsfoss.com/fix-minimal-bash-line-editing-supported-grub-error-linux/.
I have tried to create a boot repair usb but it doesnt seem to work, I still get the same problem. If you can help that would be great, I can bring my laptop in this week.

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Laptop hard drive dead and data needs to be recovered. Home laptop, but office based in Westminster (London) so can be collected from there. I believe your Lombard Street (London City) is closest but Chiswick is possible too.

2tb AV power hard drive has a broken head i believe. bought a 4tb expansion pack that a dodgy parition map i believe as that what the mac recovery thing said, there are important pictures on the 4tb that i want recovered also. I would like the 2tb recovered onto the mended 4tb drive in essence.

Pen drive used in work computer and it was encrypted by checkpoint. I can’t get it to open now on my home or new work computer. my password doesn’t work and I’m now doubting it is correct

I put a the wrong power cable in an external HDD. I burnt out the PCB. So removed 2TB 3.5 HDD (Samsung HD204UI) and put in my PC. Unfortunately it wasn’t recognised and it looks like the a single diode is burnt too. How much will it cost to fix the PCB and/or extract the data?

I have a Samsung M3 Portable 1TB external hard drive model no. HX-M101TCBG. It suffered a drop and is no longer seen by computer. Can only be found in device manager. Blue light on hard drive stays on constantly.
No grinding noise heard from drive. The hard drive is located in London.

I was making a Word file and when I tried to save it to the hard disk, it made the quiet sound it normally makes when the PC is accessing to it but this time there was a beeping sound afterwards, the whole PC froze and I turned it off. Since then, everytime I turn the PC on, the hdd beeps and the systems mentions that the hard disk didn’t initialise properly, it IS being recognised by the PC but it doesn’t shows up properly nor it can be accessed. My HDD is a 5 year old, 2000 GB Seagate Barracuda Green, it only has like 1 Tb of files and I would like to know how much would it cost me to recover those files, if possible.

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iPhone help required

I dropped my phone and it died. First I thought it was the battery, but when I checked to a repairer, they said that the phone is “dead,” and that there’s nothing they can do about it. I just need to back it up and restore the data to a new phone. The guy explained that it has something to do with the “board” which i assume is the motherboard or the logic board. Also, he tried to connect the phone to itunes and it says that the phone is in recovery mode.

iPhone helpI had an old iPhone that stopped working around December last year as my contract ran out anyway I upgraded to a new one, I recently tried to use this phone again to get photos off of it and updated it to the iOS it needed but after I had done that I found a lot of my photos were missing and couldn’t be found on iCloud anymore, I’ve asked around a bit and been told that it’s likely I’ll never get them back as the update would have overwritten the data, these pictures are really important to me as a lot of them are of family and was wondering if you think there’s a solution to this and maybe I could drop the phone off at some point if you think the pictures are salvageable.

I took my iPhone 6S to Apple in London as it doesn’t power on and they recommended me contacting a data recovery company to retrieve the data stored in the phone. They said the problem was most likely the battery needed replacing. Could you help me recover my data?

I have a water damaged iPhone se that was not responsive so I sent it to another data recovery company. I have just been told they are unable to retrieve the data. All I am after is my photos. I am desperate

I have an iPhone 6s plus stuck in recovery mode from a failed attempt to downgrade from the ios11 beta to iOS 10.3.3. I am looking at options to recover some photos taken in the last 2-3 months before I restore.

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