Data Recovery

Posted ago by Kevin Orchard

Data Recovery

Data recovery is an advanced repair process. Not only is there the usual concern of whether the device is repairable, but the bigger issue of whether your important data, work docs, and family pictures can be recovered. Additionally any file recovery procedures incorrectly carried out could further damage the hard drive and corrupt data further. It is highly important that whoever you get to provide your file recovery services is not only well equipped, but also trained and experienced with the various type of data recovery scenarios. Simply perform a web search such as Data Recovery Sydney which should provide a list of file recovery places in Sydney for instance, or substitute Sydney for other places near you.

Types Of File Recovery

Generally there are two main types of hard drive failures – mechanical, non-mechanical. Mechanical failures are generally issues with the actual hard drive heads, platters, or even the hard drive’s circuit board. With these issues there are two steps to the data recovery process. One is to service the drive to obtain at least a read of the drive’s data, and then a transfer to a new drive. Non-Mechanical issues are usually where data has been corrupted, bad sectors on the drive, or other problems with the drive preventing reading of data. The usual steps, depending on the data recovery scenario, is to first ensure the drive is in a readable state, then run repair and recover tools to obtain the data from the drive. Usually if a drive has corrupted data it is best to not use the drive again even if the repair tools enable a full read of the drive.

Data Backup

It is best to ensure at all times you have a recent backup of your data. Most data recovery jobs can be avoided with an adequate backup saving hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars not to mention stress. There are many online backup tools as well as buying a simple external hard drive and using a simple syncronisation and backup tool. Where you are working on an important document with many changes and may not be feasible to keep doing backups, setup a Hotmail account or similar and email yourself various versions. This not only gives you a backup, but also gives you a dated archive to go back through saved versions easily.

File Recovery Prices

If you do have an issue though with an unreadable hard drive, it is best to first of all call around various companies to obtain a general quote. A Professional data recovery business should be happy to give you at least a general estimate of costs, or atleast give an idea of what it could cost depending on a few scenarios.

Estimated Data Recovery & File Recovery Prices

$100-$250 low level file recovery, recover deleted files, hard drive may only have small issues and may not need replacing

$250-$700 – medium level recovery, could be mechanical damage on the drive, hard drive should not be used again

$700+ – advanced recovery, mechanical damage to drive as well as further issues with data corruption, hard drive can not be used again.

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Data Recovery Sydney

Posted ago by Kevin Orchard

Drive Data Recovery

Sydney based advanced hard drive data recovery services and more. Complete recovery centre for all types of data recovery jobs including, Apple Mac data recovery, external hard drive data recovery and more. Damaged hard drives, and deleted files can be recovered plus they can also assist with memory card and USB data recovery procedures.

Deleted Files Recovery

Deleted files are not always gone forever. Whether the files are from your computer or memory card, Drive Data Recovery can help you with prompt, efficient, data recovery services. It is generally best to have any deleted files that you need retrieved before they are over written with other data which will lower the chance of a successful recovery service.

Data Recovery Advanced Repairs

Whether it’s a relatively simple drive recovery or a more advanced repairs and recovery procedure, Drive Data Recovery can assist you today. The complete hard drive service centre can assist with issues such as clicking hard drives and Seagate ‘bricked’ drives, as well as memory card file recovery and USB flash drive data recovery.

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iPhone 4 Front Glass Repairs

Posted ago by Kevin Orchard

Touted as stronger than previous models, the iPhone 4 still suffers from the weakness of any glass object and that is shattering, scratching, and cracking, perhaps from a tiny bit of miss use (you know who you are). Why is it though that the iPhone 4 front glass and/or LCD costs so much more to repair than the iPhone 3G and 3Gs? And does it blend? Well in reverse order, yes it blends, and as for the expense read on.

Yes, being a new product the parts are still more expensive than current iPhone repairs due to the Gods of supply and demand.  A larger difference though is due to the make up of the front glass itself which is coupled with the LCD as a complete part. Quoting the technical team at a Sydney repair centre “Where as the 3G and 3Gs had a separate glass digitiser (touch component) and LCD the iPhone 4 is much like the 2G in that the front glass and LCD are glued together”. They further impart their knowledge “Although there are kits that allow for replacement of the iPhone 4 glass without the LCD we offer these repairs with the complete assembly for a higher quality and longer lasting repair. Also we don’t see how spending an hour carefully trying to remove the glass and LCD is going to save anyone any money in the end and you’re most likely going to break something doing it that way too”.  Sounds like a dollar of common sense to me.

So what is the magic glass on the iPhone 4 that reacts to my soft caresses? The front glass is made of aluminosilicate glass which is basically normal glass combined with aluminium oxides to aid in scratch resistance and overall strength. The quality of this mixture is why the iPhone response is so good compared to cheaper imitations. There were some rumours of the iPhone 4 using Gorilla Glass (which, though touted as nearly unbreakable, it does in fact break, just ask some confuddled Dell Streak owners) but this is not the case. The LCD itself is also not a cheap component as is basically a purpose built HD LCD which is claimed to be a retina display though the jury is still deciding on the exact definition of how and why and if it is a true retina display. By gluing this front glass to the LCD itself basically means that both need replacing as a complete assembly, adding to the overall costs, and adding to the chance down the track of not repairing your iPhone 4 and instead getting an iPhone Gamma (likely to be released July 2012; the rumours start here).

It is expected for iPhone 4 front glass repair prices to decrease, however, as with the 2G, the more expensive part will likely keep a higher level than current 3Gs glass repairs. Our advice? Get a good iPhone 4 cover, try to look after the phone, and always keep the phone away from any potential drop zones and blenders.

Avg Cost of Front Glass & LCD iPhone Repairs From Around Sydney (proper repair centres not Dodgy Davis/Travis/Elvis etc)

2G – front glass and LCD, if available $195, only one place offered same day

3G and 3Gs – $100 for either LCD or front glass, $145 for both LCD and front glass, 30 min-1 hour service.

iPhone 4 – front glass and LCD, $225 for same day, some places offering around $50 off but 3-5 day wait.

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Holiday 3rd January 2011

Posted ago by Kevin Orchard

Just a reminder that the new year holiday falls on the 3rd of January. Although we will be around the office please note we are not open for customer drop offs or repairs. We are back to full operations from Tuesday 4th January, thank you.

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iPad Repairs Site

Posted ago by Kevin Orchard

Thank you for your patience whilst we have been updating our iPad service and support repair site. We are striving hard to continue on the services we have offered since the initial release of the iPAd in 2010. We are looking forward to the next generation of iPads this year as well as the addition of competitor’s offerings to the markets. We are continuing to offer our full range of iPad service repairs and support as well as iPhone repairs, and other Apple systems including Apple Macbook Repairs and Apple iMac Repairs. Let us know how we can help you today on (02) 9037-5556.

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