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I drop my external hard drive and it still working but my computer did reconised it.I open it and every thing still on place thank you

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The first thing to try is disconnect and reconnect the USB (?) cable between the drive and workstation.

Shake it 'Gently'. If you hear a sound like metal against metal (disc based drives), the rocker arm is damaged and most likely the drive will need to be replaced.

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