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Help!Help with external hard drive?

Help with external hard drive? This morning i dropped my external hard drive on the floor and now it wont register on my or anyone elses computer.
it turns on and everything but the drive doesn't show up on the computer desktop.
is there any way of fixing this? apparently data recovery is like$300...if anyone knows any places in melbourne where it's cheaperplease let me know asap.
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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    nope..that is what it costs...and that drive is toast.

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Your disk drive is a delicate instrument, it will react negatively if dropped on the floor.
However what you might try all be it rather radical in this age of micro fine technology is. take a deep breath and sit down. Take the disk drive in your left hand with the edge of the drive that struck the floor facing away, make a fist with your right hand and strike the opposite edge with with almost equal force.
The reason behind this is simply that when you dropped your drive on the floor the heads got jammed either into the disk spool or out side of it,
If you have to pay $300 for disk recovery you cannot be doing much worse than trying this before you have to.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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