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Dead External Hard Drive?

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May 17, 2013 5:07:22 AM

I was in the process of copying all my projects to my laptop, and someone knocked my hard drive off the table. The light was on for about 30 seconds and shut off. When plugged in, it makes a little noise, but no power.
May 17, 2013 5:48:37 AM

probly just taking a while to charge b4 coming on
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May 17, 2013 5:50:41 AM

sound like it broke.
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May 17, 2013 6:09:03 AM

take it its still not working?. any charging light come on?


Edit:sorry was thinking this was internal hardrive...
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May 17, 2013 6:10:33 AM

what make is it?
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May 17, 2013 8:26:50 AM

Yeah no light turned on. I had it plugged in and connected to my pc for about 20 minutes. It was a Seagate.
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May 17, 2013 9:02:33 AM

one of the worst thing that would break an external HDD is a fall while it is accessing data.
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May 17, 2013 9:20:18 AM

I guess I can kiss my data goodbye then.
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May 17, 2013 9:30:13 AM

or pay $$$$ for data recovery services.
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May 17, 2013 9:36:02 AM

I would still need another one right? I just bought a 3 terabyte. My pc is completely full and slow (will format). My laptop is only a week old. Pretty much just spent all my holiday money on computing stuff, so no holiday this year. :) 
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May 17, 2013 9:37:18 AM

yes, the old one is done.
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