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Hard Drive not powering on

While running a movie off my hard drive today, i got an error message letting me know "device removal" had occured incorrectly. This often happens as the power serges but after re-pluging it is it is ok. This time I plugged it in and my computer wouldn't recognize it. I hear a high pitch sound when plugging it into a power source (tried three different) and the red light on the back flashes like it wants to turn on. But it will not fully boot. No blue light on top. No icon on my desktop. Nothing. I have a mac. I've restarted my computer. Nothing. HELP! My whole life is on this thing. I know, stupid but true.

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Kschamu here is the only fix for you you need to go out to best buy and get a external hard drive shell and go into your external and remove the disc and put in in the new shell

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Check the documentation included with the drive for instructions to take the drive apart.


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Remove the screws securing the faceplate to the drive or from the edge of the enclosure. Insert the edge of a small, flathead screwdriver in between either side of the enclosure to wedge both sides apart.


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Reassemble the external hard drive, reconnect the power adapter and reconnect the drive to the PC.


Attempt to access the files on the drive.

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