Took Eddie's old brain to a data retrieval centre. A quick diagnosis indicated that the reading arm was busted, a mechanical fault that would cost over $2,000 to fix and take up to four weeks. That was a punch in the guts, but I told myself I was buying my future self a present, and there was a finance scheme of sorts, but-
But that particular model of harddrive was built with a coating on the disk which comes off, clogs the head and erases the data.
He said they could give it a go, but the chances of retrieving anything were infinitesimal.