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Read files from a dead harddisk

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Oct. 16, 2018 -

Yesterday a young woman brought me her laptop, it didn't start anymore and it only showed an error message. It turned out to be a broken harddisk. It startled her when I told her that all data on the disk was lost. She told me it contained precious photos of her pregnancy and young child. What could I do?

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Connect any harddisk to a computer using the chip and cables from a USB-harddisk enclosure
Connect any harddisk to a computer using the chip and cables from a USB-harddisk enclosure
Detecting the
Detecting the "USB Mass Storage device", a sign of life from the disk!
Error messages while reading data from the harddisk
Error messages while reading data from the harddisk
Opening the laptop to remove the disk
Opening the laptop to remove the disk
A lease on life: the faulty harddisk connected to my laptop
A lease on life: the faulty harddisk connected to my laptop
Using terminal commands to mount a disk under Debian GNU/Linux
Using terminal commands to mount a disk under Debian GNU/Linux

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