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Hello i plugged in my laptop cable in my external hard drive by mistake and when i put the correct power lead the ehd makes a noise but not as before,i tried to open it to see if anything was burned but it looks ok. Is it broken or can i repair it somehow and recover the data??

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You will have burnt out the electric side of the external drive and possibley damaged the harddrive.

Your best soultion would be to buy a hdd caddy and remove the hardrive from the enclosure it is in and place it into the new caddy, plug it into the pc and see if you can still use it and see and recover your files.

If the above does not work. There is a chance you have damaged the drive as well and depending on you level of computer know how you can rebuild a hdd i came give you full details but it is a very complex process and has to be done in a sealed enviroment which is dust free.

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