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Connected to hight voltage

I connected My Ebook to the laptop's voltage just for a minute and now it doesn't work, the led just blinks. Can I retrieve my data later? What can I do? Help please

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  • payamspot Jan 25, 2009

    Thank you adaroc. the data is valuable, but not for a few hundred pounds, that's too much. What is the chance for the hard to work again and the data be retrieved without paying a few hundred pounds? Doesn't this external hard have any fuse or something to be changed and work again? Will it stop working and loose data this much easily?

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Hi that looks like you connected a laptops 19 odd volt DC supply to the Western digital that can only take 12 volts. , thereby damaging the electronics . The hard drive might be still intact and therefore its data. You need a data recovery company . Costs could be a few hundred pounds if sucessful . Is that data valuable ?

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