If you have had a Computer Hardware failure and your PC or Mac’s Hard Disk Drive (HDD) has failed (“crashed“) the problem maybe severe but may still be recoverable.
Often the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) will give early signs of failure before dying completely. The earlier you act once these sign occur, the higher the chance of NOT losing any data and it not costing too much to fix.
If you wait until there is a complete disk failure or you keep using your computer, then chances of recovery are much slimmer and the cost to attempt so will be much higher.
5 Tell-Tale Signs your Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is failing and needs replacing ASAP
- Slowing Down Computer, Frequent Freezes, Blue Screen Of Death
These are very unspecific signs that can be caused by a million different things. However, regardless of what the issue behind these symptoms is, it is recommended that you immediately make a backup and get your Computer, PC or laptop checked by The IT Guys (WA) or another suitable professional.
- Your PC, Computer, Mac or HDD starts to make strange grinding, clicking and thrashing noises?
That could mean your drive is beyond repair. If you’re hearing strange noises then act very quickly—you probably don’t have much time.
- Corrupted Data
You start to find files that fail to open and are corrupted even though they saved without errors or if files suddenly disappear.
- Accumulation Of Bad Sectors
Bad sectors are areas of the hard drive that do not maintain data integrity. They are automatically masked by the operating system and thus hard to identify, especially if large amounts of the disk are currently in use. If you actually run into bad sectors, however, that certainly is a bad sign
- If your HDD is older than 5 years… it is on its way out …read more
If your Mac, Windows PC or Laptop is 5 years or older, the hard disk drive has a 50% chance of total or partial failure at any moment. We recommend replacing a HDD after 4 years.
See …How old is my Mac?
However, destruction by impact, water or fire or theft of a PC or Laptop may not be recoverable and can be economically and emotionally traumatic
We have all become far too reliant on storing our favorite music, photos, address books, emails, appointments, bank statements, accounts etc on electronic devices such as PC’s Laptops, USB Flash Drives, External Hard Disk Drives (HDD) iPads and iPhones without ensuring we have an up-to-date copy or “backup” that we can turn to should something happen to those electronic devices.
If you accidentally deleted something from your PC. Computer, Mac, USB or Mobile Device, the chances are that it has simply become inaccessible rather than lost and we will be able to help and recover the data using our Data Recovery tools and techniques.
Data recovery starts from $156 and can take 1 to 3 days.
To commence any examination we require a none refundable inspection and testing fee of $78 (inc GST) in advance which includes hardware testing and virus scanning and a detailed report including repair or replacement cost. We will contact you and discuss our findings with you before we carry out any repairs or replace any parts. If you decide not to go ahead with the repairs you will have no more to pay.
Our technicians can also travel to your premises to carry out examination and testing which may result in the equipment requiring further examination at our workshop. In this case travel time to and from site will be chargeable.
We highly recommend bringing your data device to our office if possible as this will save you time and money. Prices for onsite services can be found here
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