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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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    • #2673293

      Reply To: HD LOCKED

      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.

    • #2673106

      Reply To: HD LOCKED

      by robert ·

      In reply to HD LOCKED

      It is password protected.

    • #2673075

      Reply To: HD LOCKED

      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.

    • #2671806

      Reply To: HD LOCKED

      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

    • #2671493

      Reply To: HD LOCKED

      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

    • #3367947

      Reply To: HD LOCKED

      by wlbowers ·

      In reply to HD LOCKED

      No! Hatachi won’t even do it.


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