April 30, 2016

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Western Digital WD10TPVT Data Recovery Information

The inaccessible Western Digital WD10TPVT laptop hard drive with various symptoms of malfunctioning is often being repaired at our lab to get an access to user data. The first step in data restoration process for failed WD10TPVT HDD model starts in the clean room where our experienced specialists fix the mechanical and electrical parts by replacing to new ones and check repaired on the special stand designed to test and tune the hard drives to gain a stable reading from the affected media.

Service request from Dane R. Corvallis, OR USA: Failed in BIOS or CMOS. Drive spins up on power on but fails to be recognized by bios. No head slamming noises. Failed one morning when house was cool. That afternoon, tried again and booted fine. Wrote off some data to CD but had a system hang when connecting to a large backup drive. Had to power down and it has never booted since. I was mfg engineer for HP laptops and have recovered many drives myself. Even opening them sometimes. I uncovered the hidden screw, thinking I might open this one, but decided against it - It has NOT been opened. I suspect a firmware chip on the board has failed.
Customer response after successful recovery: Thank You very much for what appears to be a near perfect recovery.

Western Digital laptop hard drive can flawlessly work for years, yet sometimes it suffers from a data loss due to its internal defects that can also relate to the corrupt firmware code or electronic elements failures.

A simple – yet very effective diagnostic method you may try yourself is to connect a faulty drive to PC and watch the BIOS screen on boot sequence (or device manager for external connections) for error messages about your drive. The most typical failure symptoms come with the error messages listed below.

  • Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter
  • Primary Master Hard Disk Fail
  • No operating system found
  • USB Device malfunctioned error
  • S.M.A.R.T. Capable But Command Failed

Be prepared to turn off the power to any device with a hard drive having any symptoms of clicking, knocking or beeping sound to stop and prevent further data damage. Most often these are indications of serious problems with mechanically moving parts like disk spindle or block of heads - when heads are literally grinding the disk platters. The silent HDD or beeping sound from the electronic board indicates the symptoms that accompanies the stuck motor axle or glued heads. A very accurate repairing and cleaning procedures must be made before the actual recovery starts for these types of problems.

Western Digital WD10TPVT

Technical Details about WD10TPVT HDD model

Brand Western Digital
Device Type Laptop Hard Drive
Model Number WD10TPVT
Other (Family, P/N) WD Scorpio Blue;
LBA Size 1 953 525 168 Sectors
Storage Capacity 1 Tb
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Our Lab is fully equipped and ready to restore the lost inaccessible files from the most hard drives that had undergone such catastrophic events like dropping computer on the floor, flood disaster, electrical fluctuations, voltage failure, and other data disasters.

Data Recovery project done for Matt M. Mt. View, California USA: Wasn't a failure. Our tech backed up when slaved, and documents were not backed up, then drive was re-imaged with corp. image. We used ONtrack recovery software. Only recovered a portion of the files. Did not really help much.
Response after data-restoration: Many, many, thanks for recovering my data. Sincerely, Matt


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