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I am a mac user. I purchase a new 1 tb external 2.0 drive from the local post exchange (army base). It worked fine and then just stopped one day. I have taken care of it and never dropped it. I tried to erase everything and reformat. This hasn't helped. I took it to a computer shop but the person was unsure of how to fix it. Please help...

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1. If there is a phisical problem with it (platans not spining), you are better off buying a new one. You don't have to drop it for this to happen, can happen anyway.
2. If it's bad sectors, you can use Hiren's Boot to try and fix it.There are Hard Disk tools on the cd, that can scan it and low level format it.

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