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External Hard Drive

Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:41 AM

I got an external hard drive which is not working anymore because it was fell into the floor. It's still working my computer still recognize it but when I go to my computer it doesn't appear on Devices and Drives. The external hdd has still light and it still blinks do you think there's a way to fix this stuff?
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Re: External Hard Drive

Posted 20 December 2015 - 01:38 PM

Maybe, but dropping it really does a number on the moving parts. Does it click? What does the disk manager say?
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Re: External Hard Drive

Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:46 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 20 December 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

Maybe, but dropping it really does a number on the moving parts. Does it click? What does the disk manager say?


Disk Manager Says only "Usb External 3.0"
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Re: External Hard Drive

Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:51 AM

Don't put it in the freezer....

If you can't fix it with software, as a last ditch option you can buy the same model hard drive from eBay. Be sure to buy one that is in working condition. It must, MUST have matching firmware version. You can then swap the pcb.from the working to the non-wrking drive. This only fixes a broken pcb, & does not work in 100% situations. If the drive head was damaged when it was dropped, or if it scratched the platters, you maybe S.O.L. Though the heads can be swapped, I've never done this.
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Re: External Hard Drive

Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:59 AM

Does it recognize a partition?
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Re: External Hard Drive

Posted 03 January 2016 - 05:10 AM

When I was 17 I used to make these things for Seagate.

I would get some software recovery package I recommend Data Rescue PC3.

If its dropped and not scratched it maybe that the disk is usable after it gets reformatted, the formatting of the sectors maybe just a little bit messed up after being dropped.

If its the head you wont be able to reformat, specialist knowledge is required for this but youtube videos show you how if you are feeling adventurous.

The data rescue package will interrogate the drive however and any usable data still on the drive can be recovered.

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Re: External Hard Drive

Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:22 AM

View Postsnoopy11, on 03 January 2016 - 05:10 AM, said:

When I was 17 I used to make these things for Seagate.

I would get some software recovery package I recommend Data Rescue PC3.

If its dropped and not scratched it maybe that the disk is usable after it gets reformatted, the formatting of the sectors maybe just a little bit messed up after being dropped.

If its the head you wont be able to reformat, specialist knowledge is required for this but youtube videos show you how if you are feeling adventurous.

The data rescue package will interrogate the drive however and any usable data still on the drive can be recovered.

Regards

Snoopy.


I own a Toshiba, I will try your suggestions.
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