I accidentally plugged in the wrong cable into my hard drive enclosure and sent laptop current into the thing, exterminating the board on the hard drive. Well I'm assuming this is what has happened, as there is no physical damage to be seen. Unfortunately this is my back-up drive as I recently formatted my laptop and lost all of the original data. Now I am stuffed.
Unfortunately I refuse to get it done here in Singapore, as the two quotes I received were for the equivalent of R15k and R20k respectively, just to recover the data. It is Seagate 3TB 3.5" drive which is practically brand new. What are my options now? Can I send it in to Seagate and hope they repair the board and that the plate is still fine? Is there a DIY (pray to a deity) method?
The data on this drive is incredibly important and I have absolutely no backups now of any of it. Most of the files that I need cannot be replicated as they are excel and word documents.
Any advice would be appreciated...