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My 1TB ext HDD fails to power up. I have a lot of movies and files on it ... and no back up.... Is it possible to transfer the files or is there anything I can do????

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The simple thing to do - if it isn't totally dead - and they do go dead is to make it a slave drive. To do this - find the pin settings and set the pin [s] to SLAVE or CABLE SELECT - then putting a new hard drive on your pc or using a pc with a good hard drive - put your hard drive in that unit. You can buy a good used hard drive and put it in your pc - making your current hard drive the slave and then boot the new hard drive - and look for the drive E - F - G - H - one of these will show up under my pc - double click MT COMPUTER - and look for the drives I showed you above. One of those drives will be the drive you made your SLAVE, Search that drive for your pics and information.

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