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Dropped my Maxtor 80GB USB HDD, ouch. Salvage my data?

Dropped my Maxtor 80GB USB HDD, ouch. Seems to start (lights up ...but 2 buzzes) but the PC (OS is Vista) doesn't see it. I am in Perth, Western Australia. Advice please! - I am feeling I must say goodbye to the unit ...but who do I turn to for data recovery?

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Check out Maxtor for analysis tools and referrals of course. There are books out there on exactly what to do, but of course there are also firms who will offer to recover data you didn't back up for a price (ca. $400, say; it's not wild competition there, somehow.)

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