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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 #915 on: April 06, 2019, 10:43:10 PM »
Phone lock (failed attempts). Phone now wiping.
Should it also wipe the SD card?
If yes, would the wiped files be easily recoverable?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #916 on: April 06, 2019, 10:44:58 PM »
Phone lock (failed attempts). Phone now wiping.
Should it also wipe the SD card?
If yes, would the wiped files be easily recoverable?
Why don't you pull out the SD card if you want to prevent wiping?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #917 on: April 06, 2019, 11:00:22 PM »
Too late

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #918 on: June 04, 2019, 10:42:34 PM »
SD card was accidentally formatted.
Recuva found the images but not the videos.
Any ideas for how to get the videos back or its unlikely to recover them?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #919 on: June 04, 2019, 11:28:48 PM »

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #920 on: June 04, 2019, 11:28:58 PM »
SD card was accidentally formatted.
Recuva found the images but not the videos.
Any ideas for how to get the videos back or its unlikely to recover them?
If the SD card wasn't used after formatting, it should be recoverable.

If the data is worth for you, try r-studio or someone who is doing it professionally.

If you don't know anyone you can PM me.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #921 on: June 04, 2019, 11:29:15 PM »
you can try testdisk / photorec - I've had experiences where they found things that Recuva did not
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #922 on: June 04, 2019, 11:41:30 PM »
If the SD card wasn't used after formatting, it should be recoverable.

If the data is worth for you, try r-studio or someone who is doing it professionally.

If you don't know anyone you can PM me.
the person who formatted it used it afterwards to record a few short videos  :(
are my old ones gone?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #923 on: June 04, 2019, 11:44:49 PM »
the person who formatted it used it afterwards to record a few short videos  :(
are my old ones gone?
Must likely not, but it's impossible for anyone to say without checking out. So, as said, try PhotoRec and if it doesn't do it you can try contacting a professional.