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  06-11-2014, 06:14 PM
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I recently bought a 2TB external hard drive and put about 50 movies and other files onto it. Unfortunately, I left it in a bad spot and one of my dogs' tail knocked it off my computer desk, onto to a hard floor. Now, I've not been able to get it to connect to my computer. I see a light inside and hear what sounds like it trying to work, but no luck getting anything to show on the monitor.

Does anyone know if there is a way to retrieve the stuff from the hard drive or am I just s.o.l.?

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  06-11-2014, 09:35 PM
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You can try to break the external hard drive open. Most external hard drives have an internal hard drive inside either a small laptop drive or a big pc drive. Then again some external hard drives are glued on and cannot be taken out without breaking it.

I would do a google search on what's inside your external drive and if you can take the drive out. There might be a youtube video that will help you get into your external drive.

If you can take the drive out: Once you have it you can either connect it to your computer by opening up your pc and plugging it in or buy a hard drive docking station so you can hot swap your drives.

Hope this helps.
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  06-11-2014, 11:11 PM
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Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate the help!

You've helped calm an old woman's nerves. =)
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No problem.
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http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISAT...dp/B000J01I1G/

These cords are a lifesaver for me. I can connect any internal hard drive, for PC or laptop, and any cd-dvd-blu-ray rom to any computer via USB.

I bought them because I needed them, then I wondered how I ever did without them. Cheaper than docks, and more versatility on top of that, including the mobility of connecting to any computer.
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  06-13-2014, 09:06 PM
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Awesome, Light! Thanks so much! I'll certainly put them on my 'gotta get' list!
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I feel for you honey. I did the same thing and just about died but was able to save all of my stuff but it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Lessons learned.
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