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Firelite problem! I dropped my Firelite the other day and now when I plug it in to my computer through usb, the blue llight goes on but it doesn't show up on the computer, and when I put my ear up to it there is this repeated clicking-like noise that sounds like it is stuck. Help? I will die if i lose all my files on it.... it's my only backup....

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