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External Hard Drive Issues


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MI0082

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My Simple Drive external hard drive fell yesterday and the top of the casing came off.

When I plugged it into my computer, the light comes on, but all I hear is beep..beep..beep.. (lower pitch) beep..beep..beep

I've unplugged it from the casing and plugged it back in to see if the connection was loose, but it did the same thing.

Also plugged it into a desktop PC just to see if the sound itself was coming from the hard drive or the external casing, its the hard drive. :)

Can anyone tell me if this can be fixed? If not, is there a way to get the information off of it before I have to pitch it? It contains all my music, pictures and documents.

Thanks for the help!
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sounds like the drive is physically broken....the only thing that i could think of to get the data back would be to send it to a data recovery service...there are a lot of them around and they're all pretty expensive
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Ditto on the diagnosis also.
If you have taken the drive out of the enclosure and slaved it to a known working system and still have the same results.
Drive sounds broken and MR. Dsenette :) is usually correct in his diagnosis.
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Ditto on the diagnosis also.
If you have taken the drive out of the enclosure and slaved it to a known working system and still have the same results.
Drive sounds broken and MR. Dsenette :) is usually correct in his diagnosis.

your raise has been approved
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:) Now i can afford this :)
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