External Hardrive Gone Dead...

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  1. rocklee

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    brief summary: I accidentally dropped my external hard drive...turn it on to see if it still works, it turned on but no service (can't get to or take out files, files are pretty much dead)

    so I figure I must format the external and maybe it might work again..pretty much I lost all my files (luckily I backed up everything on dvd'rs) and it still won't work.


    - my question is, should I give up on it or is there still hope for it to be fixed (take it to some comp expert etc)??

    really sucks to lose a 300gb external :wtc:
     
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    Hard drives REALLY don't like getting dropped; the drive is probably dead, though it would be good to open the case and make sure all the wiring is secure.

    You can get a new 300GB drive for much less than it would cost to replace your external drive, and then plug the new 300GB drive into the external case you still have.
     
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    Yeah, I picked up the Seagate 400GB on special for $105 shipped. Sure it sucks to lose something like that, but shit happens.
     
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    you're telling me it is gonna cost more to get it fix than just buying a new one?? :eek3:


    oh noez...:noes:


    PS. thanks for da replys peeps, rly gives me some comfort.
     
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    No your files are not gone, You just have to get a data recovery program. Thats what i did when my last external died on me.
     
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    but I already formated my external...

    my question was, is there still hope for it to work?! :hsd: (ie. sending it to a comp expert to fix it etc) or do I have to trash it and just buy a new one.
     
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    You don't really fix hard drives.
     
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    so that's a no :wtc:


    so theres rly no hope for it to work??
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    If you just wanted data off of it, then there's hope. Its expensive as hell, but it probably could be recovered. But forget fixing it and sticking it back in your computer.
     
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    so i guess it means down the dumpster it goes :ugh2:


    :wtc:
     
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    I always wonder about that. my friend told me that the only hard drive that would fit in my external would have to be one made for laptops...

    so what I'm suppose to do is just open up the external and replace the broken hard drive with any kind of laptop hard drive?? or is there specifics?? any recommendations??

    and what/where do i plug?? dunno what I'm doing rly...:sadwavey:




    here's more info on my external..
    http://acomdata.com/hdp/fs.html
     
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  13. deusexaethera

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    You'd have to take the existing hard drive out of it and see how it hooks up before you could order a replacement.
     

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