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Dropped it! hi , I dropped my 3200 and now nothing happens on my mac when i connect - the green light is on and there is noise from the disk, but not recognised as a usb input. Have i broken this from one bad fall? should i crack it open? I have all my audio work on this drive and it is very dear to me? Help please??? cheers Tony.

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First, do not plug in the drive or power it on until you have diagnosed the problem, you may end up damage it more!
There are two potential problems here:
1. (The better outcome) The encasing itself has been broken, the controller or some other part has been damaged. To diagnose this, take the hard drive out of the case and plug it into another computer
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