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Hard Drive Buzzing and Wont work (Seagate External Freeagent 1TB)

I have a Seagate Freeagent 1TB drive.
it was knocked off of a shelf and hit the ground and now it buzzes in 2 or 3 second intervals (bzzt--bzzt--bzzt--bzzt) and will not come on.
i took it out of the case and connected the HDD only and it still buzzes.
i need a solution because i have 600GB of data that i don't want to lose.
thanks in advance.

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You are in trouble!
The buzzing sound is the heads trying to realign themselves at the beginning of the platter.
You could try putting it on a side and hope gravity helps.
But i'm afraid its broke beyond repair.


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