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Maxtor Personal Storage - beeping noise

Whenever i plug the hard drive into a power outlet, it makes a beeping noise. the sound repeats itself whenever i connect it to my PC...

I know must have been damaged since it fell from my computer desk on to the floor but is there any possible way to fix it or even just get my files back?

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