- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Unfortunately this drive is impossible to repair if bent (like from dropping while attached to laptop) and it cannot be recognized when plugged into your laptop. The silicon memory chip is sandwiched between the PCB material, if you take the case off of the outside you can observe that it is just a black square piece of silicon with no traces on the board only the metal pads to connect it intothe USB port. the "faceted" portion of the drive is only for grip and has no use other than a way to remove it from your laptop. The memory is very close into the connector, so when I dropped my laptop it bent it directly down the middle of the memory chip portion itself, undoubtedly severing thousands of microscopic connections in the chip. I believe this is a very poor design and will be buying the older "switch" style usb drives in the future.
When this happens it means that the whole recepticle has been broken off of the motherboard and the whole laptop will have to be disassembled. This is not an easy job for someone who hasn't done one before. After it's disassembled it has to be determined if the recepticle can be resoldered or not. Sometimes the damage is not repairable. Good luck!
It seems likely that how much experience you have working with hardware as well as how willing you are to work with computer hardware my be a big factor.
Anyway. At this point does the external drive show ANY signs of life? Does it's led come on? Does the drive seem to come to life? In other words. Can you heard the drive spin up (or spin in general for that matter)?
Also does the drive make any loud clicking sounds? Does the drive make any sounds that it was not making before it fell off the bed and on to the floor? Or is it failing to make any sounds that it always made before it fell off the bed?
Here are a few suggestions:
First consider carefully how valuable the data you wish to retrieve really is to you as opposed to how valuable the drive itself may be to you. For example, is this drive still under warranty? If you open up the box it will void the warranty. If it is still under warranty they will probably replace it. So this is a serious consideration.
If the drive is no longer under warranty then it is not an issue.
If your drive shows NO signs of life then it is not getting power for some reason. This could be anything from a broken or disconnected wire inside the box to a broken interface printed circuit board.
If the led lights up but the hard drive does not spin up then this could also be anything from a broken or disconnected cable inside the box to a broken interface printed circuit board. It could also be that the drive has suffered catastrophic damage. If it is the later your data is history.
If the drive is making any loud sounds it never made before it is also highly likely that your data is history.
You can open the box your self and check for problems like disconnected or broken cables. Which should be easy to fix.
As you are saying that its usb port on back is bent try to replace it or try to change its (hard drive) whole cover and get a new one from market. External hard drive case. for any other help or to thank me Mail me on email Ejaz89@live.com
I don't know this hard drive to well but I know that when a hard drive is dropped/fallen onto the floor, it probably won't work seeing as they are fragile. You'll have to phone the company that created/imported this drive because they'll have the spare parts to fix it.
if you dropped your hard-drive and it stopped functioning - high chances that the drive has a physical crash. Best suggestion will be to contact a professional data recovery team if the data on the drive is really important (Coz, they charge a bomb for the recovery) Suggestion would be to talk to drivesavers.com