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Hello! my seagate ST30000CB external hard drive (450gb) fell off a table when running and now the disc doesn't spin. Is it possible to fix it, and if so, who can do it for me? george

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It would cost as much to fix it, as it would be to replace it (if not more).

The hard drives in theose units are the same as any other 3 1/2" HDD in a computer.
They are sealed units.
Plus dropping it could have possibly damaged the disks in the drive, or the read/write heads.

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