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First of all, why would you ever do this?
Whoever thought of this method is a doody brains, It doesn't do anything.
Go ahead and take your sad hard drive out of the freezer.
Actually over time due to heat/cool cycles cracks develop in solder joints so heating, and or exposing a device to cold might temporarily re-enable a device.

Google Wave , Reflow Soldering:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_soldering

The problem with wave soldering is the amount of heat that can be applied is based on the smallest component.... which means that large components, power connections for example that carry a large amount of current / and or heat up don't get enough heat during the soldering process. The net result is a "cold-solder" joint on large components which greatly increases them developing cracks in the solder joint over time.

Wave soldering vs Reflow soldering- which is much better:
Regardless of what process is used the more the device is turned ON and OFF (Cycled) the more the board/device/joint is stressed. A device which is left on 24/7 will last much longer than a device that gets to temp, then is shut off frequently.
Edited by WeAreNotAlone - 12/31/10 at 12:22pm
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by th3m3rc View Post
buy another of the same hard drive take the platter out of the old one and put it in the new one be very carful hen you do this do not touch the platter except by its sides. I did this before lol
Pictures or it didn't happen.
The distance between the platter and the heads IS LESS THAN A MOLECULE OF SMOKE!
Love to hear the "story" bull**** of how you avoided contact twixt platter and heads

OnTopic : Glad you got it sorted
Edited by newphase - 12/31/10 at 4:06pm
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thanks for the replies everyone. i took "Somenamehere's" advice and it worked. i'm now transferring the files over to my main internal hdd and will buy another external hdd. i hope this forum lasts a very long time as the users here are very helpful and the advice and help given is always useful.
I'm glad it's going your way and recovering data. I really hate the thought that people actually send in their hdd's for recovery and pay big dollars for that!.....those bastards....how dare they take from the average joe/jane!!
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