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Dropped External HD! any help?

I dropped my extrenal HD, a Fujitsu-Siemens Storagebird 640GB. it has inside a WD6400AAVS. i think everything is on it's position since i doesnt make any noise. It powers on but it doesnt get recognised. What can i do? Risk it opening it?

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It unfornate that you dropped the ext. HD. The problem as you noted, it's not recongized. That's a symbom of serious problems. So, I wouldn't hold out its going to work because you do some simple repair or s/w fix. If this was working when it happened all the more concerned that the problem isn't going away. If there any warranty, best to use it,. I wish it was better reply but it seems in that area of concern. I would take the HD apart(any warranty) if none then try to mount the HD into on a desktop system and see what the results are. I would also, try the s/w pgm. called,
pci file recovery.

http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/pci-file-recovery.html

It may help it may not, it alll depends on the damage. If you deem necessary then call on a data recovery service, it will cost.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Did you try a new enclosure or adapter?

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