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catmitt

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Hello,

 

Am trying to help a friend.

 

He dropped his HD only a few feet onto his carpet. Now it doesnt work. 

 

I have taken some pics for info... Disk 1

 

When plugged in it flashes on and off, otherwise nothing.

 

Is there any way this will work again?

 

Is there a part that can be bought to make it work again?

 

Thanks for looking.

 

catmitt

 

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RKinner

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might help.  Not something I ever tried to do.


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EmishOrc

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It might be worth the shot to get it working since all your data is on the metal discs inside. Make sure to be in a non dusty and clean environment and use gloves to prevent touching the surfaces of the metal. I wouldn't think it's necessary since you are unscrewing the board.

 

PS: Torx screw required though :(


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oliverpowell

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Hello Catmitt,
 
Can you please answer some of my questions so that I'll help you in your problem.
 
When the drive has dropped, after that, have you tried to insert it into another system?
 
Is there any sound coming from the hard drive after connecting it to the system?
 
Please answer the above questions.

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EmishOrc

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Hm try a different external cord and see if it persists. If it does it could be the ball bearings inside the drive which is the most typical problem by droppin external hard drives.


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