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I dropped an external seagate freeagent hard drive down the stairs.

When I plug it in the light lights up but my computer does not read or recognize it as if it's not plugged in at all. Everytime it's plugged it makes a faint vibrating sound every second. How do I recover the data on it, it's full of very sentimental pictures accumulated over a decade
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  1. there are services out there to recpover data but they are HUGELY expensive, does the HDD still spin?
  2. leeashton said:
    there are services out there to recpover data but they are HUGELY expensive, does the HDD still spin?


    I haven't open up the case but I think it still does it's probably the reason why it's makes those faint sounds
  3. what i mean by spinning can you hear or feel it spinning
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    Redfoo69 said:
    When I plug it in the light lights up but my computer does not read or recognize it as if it's not plugged in at all. Everytime it's plugged it makes a faint vibrating sound every second. How do I recover the data on it, it's full of very sentimental pictures accumulated over a decade


    The hard disk drive itself should still be okay. Those things are built to take a beating. However, the enclosure may have been damaged, and it's possible that a connector came lose inside.

    Open up the enclosure and remove the hard disk drive. Have someone attach it to your PC like a traditional one and see if it works. If this doesn't work, you will need to take it to a specialist.
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