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I have a dead laptop, Trying to recover data from the Hard drive (Sata2)

  1. I tried putting the HD in one similar laptop , it's not recognized
  2. I got USB-SATA Adapter and plugged the HD , and still the HD is not recognized

can you tell me is there any other possible way to get my data back ?

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Do you get any kind of error messages when you try and access the drive? –  heavyd Mar 15 '10 at 17:39
    
No, .. No errors –  Srin Mar 15 '10 at 18:14
    
Drive make / model? –  Mark Johnson Dec 11 '11 at 2:50
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Are there ANY signs of life from the drive? Does it spin up, or make any clicking noises? Have you tried plugging it in directly to a SATA port on a desktop?

I once had a drive that exhibited similar problems, but it was definitely powering up (and clicking). I put it in the freezer overnight and the next morning got it running long enough to get all my data off.

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it wont spin, i am guessing the control board is dead –  Srin Mar 15 '10 at 18:10
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Since you've tried putting your HDD onto another laptop and it still does not work and you've added a USB-SATA cable extender and it is still not working it seems like your disk has failed.

You can Google hard disk recovery of a failed drive. Beware though this is a service and can cost thousands to get your data back.

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