Hey, My iMac harddrive stopped working and Apple replaced it for me and gave me the broken internal drive. I am trying to recover the data myself. I bought a 3.5" SATA inclosure. The disk starts spinning for about 3-5 seconds and then dies. It just continuously does this whenever I turn it off and then back on. I have heard of methods such as dropping it from a few inches of the ground onto a flat, hard, surface. Freezing it and then trying to run it before it warms up. Also hitting it softly with a mallet on all sides. For this particular case, could anyone recommend one of these unorthodox methods or tell me if I have any chance of success with any of them? Thanks EDIT: Right now my computer has never actually recognized the drive in Disk Utility.