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Audiable tone from the inside of my Maxtor HD

My Maxtor 250G Ext HD , Model # 6L250R0 was accidently dropped , from only 2 feet,and started emitting this awful tone from the inside of the unit.The tone was a digital sounding tone. When I connected it to my laptop , my laptop wouldn't recognize it. I tried it on a few other laptops and the same things happened , it did not recognise the unit and the same noise was heard. As soon as the power supply is plugged in and the unit is turned on it keeps making that awful noise for a few seconds and then stops. As well the motor doen't turn at all.What can I do to retrieve my valuable documents and family photos????

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Well thats a toughie, theres a recovery company that will pull the platter's out and install it into a functional drive, recovery experts or something. You can try it yourself but it's delicate on a laptop drive but not impossible.

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