Case Studies

June 19, 2018

Hard Disk 3F0 Error Data Recovery Case Study

In this data recovery case, the client’s PC failed to boot up. The computer told the client upon powering up their computer that the boot device could not […]
June 19, 2018

Seagate Drive Repair Case Study: Hard Drive Beeping

Upgrading your computer always comes with some degree of risk. Hardware or software incompatibility issues can turn even a routine upgrade into a massive headache. When […]
June 19, 2018

Tablet Data Recovery Case Study: Surface Pro 4 Boot Loop

Our client in this tablet data recovery case had a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet stuck in an endless boot cycle. We’ve encountered boot loops in […]
June 19, 2018

Dell Error Code 0142 Data Recovery Case Study: Fixing a Dell ePSA Error

In this Dell error code 0142 data recovery case, the client found that they could not start up their Dell PC. Using Dell’s PSA hardware diagnostic […]
April 4, 2018
Synology DiskStation DS214+ flashing blue power light

Case Study: Synology DS214+ with Flashing Blue Power Light

A flashing blue power light on a Synology DS214+ NAS device is usually a symptom of a motherboard failure. When the motherboard of your PC, server, […]
March 9, 2018
128 GB USB flash drive hot dog

More than Meets the Eye with USB Flash Drives

Our data recovery lab received an interesting case recently. On the surface, it looked like just an ordinary USB flash drive that had had its plug […]
March 2, 2018

Windows Users Beware: Missing BitLocker Recovery Key + Corrupt Windows = Bad News

What happens when you have BitLocker enabled and your Windows installation becomes corrupt, leaving you no longer able to boot into Windows? Normally you would go […]
February 22, 2018
Peeling the apple to learn more about APFS

Case Study: Making Strides in APFS Data Recovery

With a new file system comes new challenges for data recovery experts. APFS data recovery is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t stop our Mac […]
October 13, 2017

Flash Drive Repair Case Study: Bent USB Drive

This client came to us with a bent USB drive for Gillware’s flash drive repair services. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly an uncommon scenario. In many models of […]
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