Can i put a disc from an external hard drive into my computer

my seagate external hard drive fell to the floor while i was using, it no longer works. is there some way that i can still recover the data off of it???? i bought the black widow external hard drive reader thing and it still does not appear on my computer, can i take the disc out and then put it into my laptop dvd player and get the data that way???? i am desperate for some help. thanks to anyone who can help me.
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  1. it could just be the enclosure that is broken. you can take the hard disk out and install it onto the internal sata.

    let me clarify something. it will not be a disk. you will not be putting it into a dvd drive. do not open the hard drive, open the enclosure the hard drive is in.
  2. neon neophyte said:
    it could just be the enclosure that is broken. you can take the hard disk out and install it onto the internal sata.

    let me clarify something. it will not be a disk. you will not be putting it into a dvd drive. do not open the hard drive, open the enclosure the hard drive is in.



    i am not that technologically inclined. LOL and you just confused me even more than i already was. i have taken the main cover off and am down(i would assume to the basic hard drive) i can see what appears to look like a mother board on one side and then a silver metal piece on the other. when i put it into the black widow external hard drive reader it did nothing. i am wanting to know what else i could do to get my data off the disc, so are you saying that i can not take that silver piece off and get to the disk inside, remove it and then put it into my lap top to read????
  3. that is indeed what i am saying. theyre sensitive to oxygen and you would have no way to read the internal platters anyway.

    there are services for recovering data that way, but they are very... very... expensive.
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