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By robert ·
Is there any way of unlocking a HD?
The hd in question is an Hitachi DK23CA-30.


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by InletGroveHS In reply to HD LOCKED

What do you mean by "unlocking"?

If it is not spinning then there are a few things you can try. For one, you can try holding it in your had and shaking the drive back and forth (in the direction the platters would spin). And then immediately plug it back into the computer and turn it on.

If that doesn't work, I have heard in many cases that putting the HDD in a plastic zip-lock bag and then leaving it in the freezer over night will free it up for a little bit of use before it dies again.

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by robert In reply to HD LOCKED

It is password protected.

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by w2ktechman In reply to HD LOCKED

This sounds like a laptop with a bios password. You wil need to contact the manufacturer or take it to the shop.
You can try flashing the bios, but in some machines this will cause more problems.

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by its_reflexed In reply to HD LOCKED


That Can Mean A Few Things


Question 1 Is A Good Answer

However I Think You Mean Unlocking It

Are You Trying To Format It And It Says Enter Unlock Code

BSI Boot Sector Infection

A Virus Might Be Present In The Boot On The HDD And Locked It To Morce Or Unicode Win Or So

Try Using The ALT Key Sequence To Unlock It During A FDISK Format/Partition


(PS Try Be A Little More Presiste Next Time)

Thanks Bro

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by javier In reply to HD LOCKED

Hi, what I suppose you have is a HD with BIOS Password lock, I tried as many as ican, ut if you are not the owner of the original system it is almos impossile you can get this HD working. If you asre the machine owner, ,call the manufacturer help desk and the can help you out. Othewise you loose you time trying something. ut if you do, please tell me how ecause i hae lot of those diks, and they are in perfect condition. ut unusable.

Good look

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by wlbowers In reply to HD LOCKED

No! Hatachi won't even do it.


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