Dropped my external harddrive! HELP!

jason2811

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Dropped my Western Digital Passport today. It was connected to my laptop and fell out and hit the ground. No data was being transferred at the time. When I plug it into my MacBook now it doesn't show up. The light on the hardrive lights up and I can hear the internals making noise but it's not showing up. Am I screwed?
 

Lennyvalentin

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You might want to open up the casing and see if any connections have been shaken loose, it might just be the internal SATA cable that popped out of its socket...hopefully.
 

ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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Dropped my Western Digital Passport today. It was connected to my laptop and fell out and hit the ground. No data was being transferred at the time. When I plug it into my MacBook now it doesn't show up. The light on the hardrive lights up and I can hear the internals making noise but it's not showing up. Am I screwed?
I had a WD desktop drive that tipped onto it's side and lost 2GB of movies. Considering opening it up as suggested.
 

jason2811

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I had a WD desktop drive that tipped onto it's side and lost 2GB of movies. Considering opening it up as suggested.
Yeah I basically just lost 250GB of movies. Hopefully it's just the enclosure that's busted.
 
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