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Ok so my rule of determining the level of difficulty in data recovery is really 2 questions.
#1 -  is it making any noise
#2 -  is it detected in the bios if you connect it directly to the mobo

If the answer to #1 is yes - then if you want any hopes of recovering the data do not attempt to continue powering it on. It can be making noise because the heads are broken or bent and if that's the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isn't like the way they show it in the movies you cannot actually remove a platter and recover any data off it) And please do not attempt the Freezer Trick - it doesn't work on current drives anymore and actually introduces condensation in the drive that can kill the platters.
If its detected in the bios we can try a couple of things - and i can usually recover the data for about $250 - $799 - over 50% of the time its about $300.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2012, 05:02:21 PM »
Thanks, I still within the Amex guarantee. Perhaps they will give me a new laptop?
call and ask

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2012, 05:04:06 PM »
Possibly. Are you within the 1 year warranty from lenovo?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2012, 05:04:18 PM »
Nope.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2012, 05:05:37 PM »
What exactly went wrong? It was working perfectly yesterday!

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2012, 05:11:47 PM »
Do you see cracks on the screen or not?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2012, 05:12:46 PM »
No, there is no input at all.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #66 on: September 03, 2012, 05:16:44 PM »
Here's the deal. the last couple of years, screens switched for lcd to led. LCD Screens used a separate piece called an inverter and that gave the screen the backlight etc. The LED screen have them built in. Very often after a while, they die. The screen usually still works if you check closely in the light - but no backlight. A new screen can be bought on ebay for abbout $50 - $100 a change about 5 of them a week lol.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2012, 05:28:17 PM »
Here's the deal. the last couple of years, screens switched for lcd to led. LCD Screens used a separate piece called an inverter and that gave the screen the backlight etc. The LED screen have them built in. Very often after a while, they die. The screen usually still works if you check closely in the light - but no backlight. A new screen can be bought on ebay for abbout $50 - $100 a change about 5 of them a week lol.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2012, 05:30:16 PM »
Lol, I know my stuff ;) The good thing about this is that it can be repaired during the year on warranty because it isn't comsidered physical damage. However after the first year you have to rely on amex I guess

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2012, 05:36:20 PM »
Do you think Amex will just repair it?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2012, 05:37:13 PM »
They may send you to get it repaired and pay for it. It's not that expensive. If they pay for it, I can do it for you no problem

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2012, 05:37:32 PM »
Do you think Amex will just repair it?
they will either repair it/pay for it to be repaired or refund the original cost

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2012, 05:37:44 PM »
Thanks, I still within the Amex guarantee. Perhaps they will give me a new laptop?

Depending on its cost, they'll might request a quote first on what it would cost simply to replace the screen.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2012, 05:38:24 PM »
PM me. I Can give you the quote etc

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2012, 05:43:37 PM »
Thank you!