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Hey thanks for replying no there is no sound coming from the drive. I know the power is working as the other hard drive when put in goes ok. Can I get it fixed or get the stuff off it. As it has all my photos on it.

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There is an harddrive to usb cable you can get from a computer store should run about 20 bucks and is easy to hook up. After you get this and hook it all up you will then be able to tell if you can or can not get your information off. If you need more help feel free to contact us at our site

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