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Kaput? the drive fell off the table and it's not working anymore. the green light is on but the computer says it's unreadable. what should i do?

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Probably.

Just for the heck of it, try running Maxtor diagnostic tool.
If not solving the problem, at least you'll learn more about hard drives.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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