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Lacie Hard-drive My hard-drive was working properly on the night before I went to sleep. The next morning, the electric power would not turn on in which automatically my computer would not read my hard-drive. I believe the main problem is the power-supply. What should I do to save the contents in my hard-drive? Thank you so much for your help I hope to hear from you again Best regards, Johan PS: this is my contact details ... jsaputra7@hotmail.com cheers

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Hello my friend, regarding on your problem the contents of your hard-drive is safe no need to worry cause the data is still there. Unless the hard-drive itself is corrupted that's the time your data will lost. To make it safe, you can retrieve the content of your hard-drive either if you have tools and skills in fixing hard-disk then youn open it and manually attach  the hard-drive to your computer using the appropriate conector you have or you can find a technician in your place to fix and scan your hard-drive and to help you evaluate the main reason of your problem and also to save the contents of your hard-drive. Hope this information helps you if you need more assistance then just post some reply in here.

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