"Chris had an "unrecoverable" hard drive that Apple wouldn't let him keep. Chris was concerned that Apple was incorrect, and that the disk might in fact be recoverable by someone, and so he wanted it back. He asked nicely. He offered money. Sadly, nothing worked. Apple's policy was to keep the disc."
I recently asked my service provider if I could keep a hard drive for a few days and just have them give the return box that Apple provides to me. I had 30 days to send it back. In that time, I was able to recover it using the repaired laptop.
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