Question Dropped my laptop, hdd not working, precious photos!!

bruvvamoff

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It's a Toshiba 750gb laptop hdd MQ01ABD075
I tried booting laptop, diagnosis loop, unable to repair.
I took out the drive and hooked it up to my desktop with usb caddy.
At first it seemed fine,I was even able to copy some photos from it.
Then it started to fail mid copy so I cancelled and tried again.
Now it isnt reading the drive at all, not on my computer or disk partition.
I have so much important stuff which I was literally getting ready to back up and this happens.
The drive spins and lights up, no funny clicks or noises.
 

alceryes

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First, STOP using the drive. The more you use it, the lower the chances of a full recovery.

Second, reach out to Drive Savers - https://drivesaversdatarecovery.com/ ...for professional recovery. You're probably looking at a minimum of $600, depending on the level of recovery required. [ Deleted sentence here.]


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bruvvamoff

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Remember: anything you do could cause further damage and/or data loss.

Any error codes or pop-ups when the failure(s) occur?

Does the following link match the hdd?

https://www.amazon.com/TOSHIBA-MQ01ABD075-750GB-internal-notebook/dp/B00EVSMOA6

Options:

Download Toshiba's hdd diagnostic software to test the hdd.

Try another usb caddy - the caddy itself could be problematic.

Try the hdd in another computer.
I did mount it I side my pc to rule out the caddy, didn't help. I'll try the toshiba diagnostics next
 

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