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I droped my WD external hard disk

I have a Western Digital 160GB and I drop it on the floor from my coffee table accidently. When I tried plugging it in, it lighted up but it doesn't appear in My Computer. It seems like itcannot be detected by my laptop. Is there a way to repair it or at least recover my data?

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Sounds like maybe you damaged the case itself. Actually all that is is a fancy hard drive external enclosure. If you open it up. And get the hard drive out. You could hook it up to another computer. And then you should be able to get your data. If the hard drive was running when it fell it may have problems. But, if the hard drive was off the drive is probably fine.

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