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Recently my hard drive crashed. After trying various things to make it work I finally took it in. They scanned it and it had 56 bad sectors. They also said that it was probably dust in the heads or something. Is there anything I can do to clean it or make it functional again? It is a 250gb Seagate 7200.8.

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What did you try?

Where did you take it?

They said it was dust on the heads?

I would recommend putting it in a zipped lock bag, MAKE SURE IT'S AIR TIGHT, then stick it in the freezer overnight and try to get the data off of it again. I have seen it work before but only for a very short period of time.

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