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My hard drive was working perfectly, i unplugged it for like three minutes to use my printer. Now when i plug in my hard drive- the blue light wont even come on. its not working at all. I truely hope its just the power chord. i didnt drop it, i didnt spill anything on it. All i did was unplug it. And like i said, now the blue light wont even come on. Please tell me i just need a new cord. I have the most important files of my life on this hard drive and i cannot lose them.

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