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Power to external hard drive

Cannot retrive any infor from external hard drive. I checked all power cords, nothing.

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Maybe try it on another computer at a friends place or at work ?

If it won't work then it's likely damaged. But before disposing of it, take it to a shop for them to make sure.. ?

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