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Knocked over Seagate 500GB FA Pro Makes Beep Noise/Can't Connect

My Seagate FreeAgent Proo 500GB Drive fell off my desk. Now it makes a soft beep for a while and will not connect to my computer.

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It sounds like the disc (inside the hard drive casing) has become jammed or what is known as "stickation". the best way to unstick the disc is usually another sharp blow. the best way to do this is to remove the drive from the external casing and, while holding it by one side, strike the other side downward onto a hard surface like a wood desk. do not strike it on metal or cement as you may cause more damage. make sure the surface is softer than the drive casing. it sounds extreme but it has worked for me on several occasions.

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