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Broken external hard drive

My eight month old external maxtor hard drive has a piece that has broken off and it will not let me download any of my saved material on it

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  • Anthony May 11, 2010

    Sorry!

    We don't have enough info from you? Which part broke? Is is part of the circuit board? That could be considered quite terminal and you may not be able to use that drive again... unless...

    you buy another just like it and exchange the board... this assumes it IS the board that is broken?

    More info please!


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If the broken piece is internal and rattling around, it is most likely terminal and you need to replace the hard drive, if it is an external part or a connector you may try a computer shop to see if it can be repaired, but more than likely that will cost more than replacing the drive, but they may be able to recover any data that is on it


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