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[U heard it B4] WD 500GB EXTERNAL HD

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#1 toGETher


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:27 PM

So you may have heard it all before. :huh: [Long sigh... here I go with my sob story.]

My little niece, 1 y.o., is attracted to my laptop and ext. hd. Uh oh! You got it!
She drops my ext. hd, so I should cry right? Or get mad? Nah, I just sigh.
I tried to check if it still works. Yeah, right!
The box powers on, runs but nothing reads onto my laptop connection.
I hear something is off align in the hd box; probably a memory disc?
What to do now? I need some professional opinion.

Is there any way I can retrieve all the saved data? A lot of family photo albums are backed up in there.
I hope to transfer the data somehow. I can care less if the box is worth trash afterwards, just not before that data is recover.


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#2 MrBruce1959


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Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:04 AM

Is there any physical damage to the drive that you can see?

It appears the drive is external, so I take it it is/was your secondary/backup drive am I correct?

OK, so it appears that when this drive is hooked up, you can't seem to access its contents.

You may be lucky and only have a data cable problem, such as a wire was pulled out of its connector during the fall, you could try diagnosing this wire using an Ohm meter to test for continuity between the connectors on either end of the data cable, or just replace it. That's the cheapest way to go for now. If your drive is damaged externally or internally, this may require a professional repair.

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