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Used wrong AC Adaptor on hp Media Drive.

I used the wrong AC Adaptor (when backing up another computer).
The hp Personal Media Drive has stopped working.
Is there any chance of recovering the data from the drive??
It is a HP Personal Media Drive 300GB, Model hd3000
Any help would be appreciated.

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I guess there's a standard hardrive inside the box - take it out, and mount it in a computer or a new box?

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