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Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 problem

I don't know what happend but I think it was knocked on the floor while I wasn't using it? It worked fine before I went on vacation and it still has the green light to show it is getting power but when I connect the cable to the USB port on the computer nothing comes up. It isn't even ready anything being connected to the port! The port connection on the 3100 side looks a little dented and feels a little "sloppy" so I tried wiggling the connection on that end around slowly and gently and got a "port overload error". Any suggestions on how to fix this or is it at least possible to save the data on the drive? I've got over 130 gigs on here and over 500 hrs worth of labor on those files.

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It might be possible for you to be able to fix the device but it may not be stable any longer. The best suggestion I can give is to send the unit over to a data recovery center such as the links below. I personally wouldnt risk trying to fix it with that much data on it. Id rather recover it first then think about fiddling with the unit.

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