Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
There could be a lot of possibilities. You just need to know what exactly is wrong with the hard-drive, if anything..
One scenario that actually happened to me. One of my harddrives died because something happened to its card.. You probably can't buy a card alone, but buying a working harddrive of the same model on Ebay is a piece of cake. So I did that. manually replaced the card on the harddrive. Plugged it back and it was back alive.. Of course, if you bring the laptop with such HD to the shop, they will simply replace the whole HD.
There are a lot of scenarios. I agree with Fignon that mechanically broken HD will be very expensive to fix, even if the storage on it is still intact.
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