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Exterenal harddrive unreadable

I've a 250GB tosiba external harddrive which after trying to defragment computer reset and now I cant access files from it. No icon in my computer.In computer managment disk 2 reads unknown unreadable. tried the freezer trick got cypres AT2LP RC58 message once.Any one know anyway to get HD working so I can get my important files back.also data recovery software cant read it and running vista.Any excpert advise please.

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Please try it on another computer and see if you get the same results.

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