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Sounds like the drive has been badly damaged from the fall. Try plugging it in with the power off and then turning your computer on. If you can see the drive in My Computer you may be able to copy the files U need to another drive. If not, take the drive to a PC store and see if they have a utility program that will recover your files for you.
Sadly no, hard drives have moving parts that go broke really easy especially under shocks. Just take it back to where you bought it from and hope for replacement. Don't mention that it fell off though.
Sorry but its dead.When a hardisk falls down and it gives scrathing noises and is not recognized there isn't anything you can do anymore.I know there are companies specializing in data recovery but there not cheap.Usely they rebuild the harddisk.
Here are some suggestions that might work in a knocked up drive: First,put your drive in a freezer for a day. Place the drive in a sealed bag and get as much air out or vacuum seal if need be. After freezing, quickly insert the drive into your computer. This seems to temporarily reset the heads in the hard drive to allow you to recover and copy some of your important files for a short period. Second, take it to a data recovery service center. They will retrieve the data for you but I would like to warn this will be a bit expensive.
Well if your drive is 6 months old you might have a warranty of 1 year. You can make an online RMA request and tell them the drive doesn't work anymore. You don't have to say you dropped it. Just say it's heavily used and you can almost not live without.
But on the other hand if you tell the truth and want it fixed they can be reasonable and repair it for free. From my work and my private experience with WD they have good service. We sent alot of hdd's as RMA. For them is also good commercial if you tell other people about their service.
good luck. Just try to make a RMA. Nice drive by the way.