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My seagate hard drive will not open up when i run a diagnostic it says i need a driver all it does when i hook it up is blink and beep

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There's a hardware issue with the drive. I'd recommend having a local computer store check the drive out (so long as they provide free diagnostics) It should only take them a few minutes to determine if the drive is good or not.

If you need files recovered from the drive, feel free to write me back, I can help ;)

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Gently tap the hard drive with an open hand and see if you can get it to spin up one last time.

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Opening it will just negate any chance of recovery.



You're not going to fix it by disassembling the drive.

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Now if you still want to take it apart just to look inside, there will be one or two screws that are under the manufacturer's label that will have to be removed.


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