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Portable Drive Failure from Drop

I have a Western Digital My Book and it fell approx 8" onto hardwood floor. It worked for appox 3 days, with clicking, and then eventually it was not recognized by my computer. I have tried other cables and on other computers. The data is work I've collected but certainly not worth what the data recovery centers are asking. Is there anything I can do myself?

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Re: Portable Drive Failure from Drop

There is a rumor that you can cool your drive in the freezer for 30 minutes and run it, but be ready to copy everything off that you can while it is still working. For future reference, if your drive takes any damage, always get everything off it that you can, while it is still working.

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