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My Hitachi external fell and wouldn't register on my computer and is also making a noise, can it be fixed?

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Depending on the noise it is making, yes and no. I can promise you if it is making noises, it is damaged internally. You can take it to data recovery companies such as data safe and GeekSquad to have your data recovered.

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SOURCE: External hard drive fell on floor. Now will not

I would send it back to seagate but don't tell them it hit the floor

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I had this problem a few months ago and i fixed it by following this steps.

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