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Beeping, not showing on computer

Maxtor Basic 500g hard drive is making beeping noises and wont show up on my pc or my mac. Have been trying to get it to show on pc, was sucessful then plugged into mac to transfer some files. Said was not initilized, then when plugged into pc again shows warning of error 0/I

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Its beeping because its damaged! sad to say but the beeping is an error code! the other downside is hard drives are hard to repair so you may need to buy a new one.

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