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For some reason the power on my hard drive wont work. Is there a way I can take the hard drive itself out? Or is there a place where i can get it fixed?

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Both, you can get a replacement psu, have you checked the fuse in the plug????
Or take it out of the enclosure and either put it into a pc or buy an enclosure

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