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Slightly dropped seagate external hard drive, recover data??

My seagate hard drive
fell onto carpeted floor while running. It appeared to be ok for a few days, but now the blue light indicator seems to be going off and on instead of steady on, and my PC won't read that it is even plugged in. I have a huge amount of date that is on this drive. If I buy another HD, is it possible to transfer the data? I can't afford those high priced data recovery
services. Please help me if you can. Thanks, Ramona (BooKooGuru)

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