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Maxtor 80GBM HD USB Portable was dropped, ouch. Seems to start (lights up but buzzes twice) but PC (OS is Vista) doesn't see it. I am in Perth, Western Australia. Recovery advice please!

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Try on other pc, if works, format there and use it to yours, if not then open cover, may u could find some loosing there.

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Do you want a software of data recovery or a help center number near you.

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    futureloginn Nov 21, 2008

    download data recovery software from--
    http://www.drpu.com/
    or
    http://www.datadoctor.in/
    or
    http://www.filetransit.com/download.php?...
    try a easy one you understand 
    thanks

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    futureloginn Nov 21, 2008

    call the service center number, near you--
    08452002845
    or contact through web--
    http://www.abcdatarecovery.co.uk/Storage...

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    Thanks


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