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My Seagate 250Gb EHDD fell from my desk and now its not working n when i connect it ,it only beeps and doesn't show on the monitor.How do I fix it?! Thank you

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Does anything on the drive appear to be damaged? Most likely if the drive powers up but does nothing, then it is done for. Some drives can handle a fall like that, but most won't.

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