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External hard drive fail

I have a free agent Seagate external usb disk drive...I accidentally dropped it from the chair where I had my macbook on.Since then, it won't appear on my screen...it doesn't take power at all since the light doesn't switch on!I pluged it to another pc but it still wouldn't work.Each time I plug it in it makes this noise like being damaged...
Is there anyway that I can fix this problem or is it beyond repair?
It is a 500 GB drive and since I don't have any backup.....it will be a tremendous loss!!!!!

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