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Russell A.
Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
Category: Camera and Video
Satisfied Customers: 5011
Experience:  30 years of experience as a TV station technician gives me a unique understanding of technical equipment issues.
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I HAVE 30GB HARD DISK DRIVE JVC, CAMCORDER. THE HARD DRIVE

Customer Question

I HAVE 30GB HARD DISK DRIVE JVC, CAMCORDER. THE HARD DRIVE IS AN HITACHI. MODEL HTC426030G7CE00. THE CAMCORDER GOT DROPPED INTO A POOL. THE SECOND IT CAME OUT I PULLED THE BATTERY. MY QUESTION IS : IS THERE A WAY TO PULL MY PHOTOS/ VIDEOS OFF THE HARD DRIVE?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

How long was the camera submerged?

Have you attempted dried the unit, for example; in a sealed plastic bag with rice or other desiccant, for about a week?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Total time in water maybe 20 sec. I pulled the bat. My ex- then took the screws out of the outer case and let it sit for about 2 weeks, ( I changed the rice out a couple of times) It has since sat in a box in my closet, still 1/2 tore apart. that was about a year and a 1/2 ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
is there a converter that goes for the hdd to usb that I can purchase.
Expert:  Russell A. replied 9 months ago.

I am unaware of any connector available on the market to accomplish this. I will "opt out" in case someone else has information on the problem.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. Please let me know if you still require assistance and I would be happy to help you.