Expect to add $1,000 to your final recovery bill now. You've just contaminated a device that should only be opened in a clean room.
MrJimSir wrote:Source of the post
I think at first the platter spun but the little arm was stuck on it
This comment here is wrong, I promise you. If the read/write heads were stuck to the platters they absolutely did not spin.
Destroying the read/write heads in the process, I'm sure.
Unfortunately, you've taken what would have likely been a $450 recovery case and now turned it into a $2,000+ nightmare that most data recovery companies won't even want to touch. You've also dropped the chance of recovery down from about 95% odds to around 40% odds.
Your attempt at DIY recovery is like taking a terminally ill person to the pharmacy and having them just randomly take whatever drugs you find with no understanding of what any of the medications actually do or even knowing what's wrong with the person.