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Dropped my hard drive got knocked off my desk and landed on the ground. when i plugged it back in there was an odd noise followed by beeps. i opened it up to see if i could spot the problem but the noise is coming from inside the disk itself and i don't want to risk opening it. does anybody know what my best bet is?

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Sad to say but your hard drive was already damage badly! the head might have already scratched the cylinder. it is very sensitive! no other good suggestion i can give you! sorry! buy another!

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