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From Karen L.
US District Court
Fresno, CA USA

Seagate FreeAgent XTreme external disk

Drive is failed in OS
Attempts by IT guy - not successful; says hardware problem. IO error. He did take apart the case.


After recovery:

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From David C.
Picayune, Mississippi United States

Hitachi IC25N060ATMR04-0 external mobile disk

HDD was dropped. Took it to BEST BUY they used a hard drive enclosure and it did not read anything...


After recovery:

Thanks! I am so thankful for your work! Dave

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Mac data recovery

How to Remove a Hard Drive from Apple Desktop Computer


The only tool required for this procedure is a Phillips screwdriver. While some models may look slightly different from the one shown in the illustrations, the steps for all models are the same.

Power Mac G5 hard drive removal instructions

The Power Mac G5 computer can accommodate two Serial ATA hard drives in its internal
hard drive bay. In most configurations, a single hard drive occupies the top portion of the

Open the computer case:

  • Hold the side access panel [2] and lift the latch [1] on the back of the computer.
  • Remove the access panel [2].
  • Remove the air deflector [3].
    Open the Apple computer case



Removing the failed Hard Drive(s):

  • Release the drive locking tab by rotating it up [1]
  • Disconnect the drive data cable [2] and power cable [3] from the hard drive.
  • Pull the drive out of the drive bay [4], being careful not to touch the bottom of the drive.
    Notes: If you encounter resistance, use a flatblade screwdriver to release the latches on the drive bay rails as you pull the drive out of the bay. (See circled areas on the illustration below.) If two drives are installed, remove the bottom drive first. To avoid damaging the printed circuit board (PCB), take care not to touch the PCB during installation.

Rotate the tab and pull the drive out


  • Remove the four guide screws on the sides of the drive.
    Keep those screws for a new drive installation.

Remove four screws



After you are done with the hard drive removal you may proceed to placing the data recovery order.



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