I have taken of all screws from Samsung SATA hard drive, still cant open it at all...

I have a standard Samsung 2.5 Sata Hard Drive. I haven unscrewed all the screws from the hard drive (even the one under the sticker) and even after doing this I can not get inside the hard drive. Other hard drives I have opened have had no issue. But there almost seems to be some super glue present that is preventing me from getting inside the hard drive even when I have removed all the screws. Could this be the case or am I missing something? Someone please please help.
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  1. 1. Why are you trying to open this?

    2. Assuming you're just curious and want to actually kill it, pry the cover up.
  2. Hard drives may be sealed to prevent contaminates from entering.
    Is there any reason why you want to look inside?
  3. Hi guys.

    Thanks for the responses.

    I managed to open it. I just needed to add a bit more presure over a more extended period of time

    I wanted to open it, as it has died on me and there is a lot of data on there I want to recover. After doing some research I was convinced that the hard drive has some mechanical issue (making clicking sounds, my laptop wont start up at all). And after watching a few youtube videos from repair professionals I learnt that the mechanical issue may be something as simple as moving the head, but in order to move the head I need to open up the drive. I figured I am not going to pay hundreds of pounds to a drive repair person when it might be something as simple as moving the head. Unfortunately after opening the drive I have learnt that the head is in fact in the right place, and the issue may be something else such as the PCB or Head needing to be replaced. I am still deciding whether to risk trying these things myself or to just give the drive to a recovery professional at this stage.
  4. The act of opening it up just added another zero to the potential data recovery cost.
  5. I realise this and wish I would have known this before. But how would they know for sure that I have opened it up if I closed it precisely as it was originaly?
  6. sanj500 said:
    I realise this and wish I would have known this before. But how would they know for sure that I have opened it up if I closed it precisely as it was originaly?


    1. You took off the sticker over the hidden screw.

    2. Screwdriver marks on the bolt heads.

    3. The faceplate won't be held on as tightly as original.

    4. Do you know the torque values for all the screws?

    5. They don't need to "tell", it's just that you've introduced dust into a pristine environment.


    How much is the data inside worth to you?
    Why did you not have a backup?
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