My TV fell on my Hard Drive

joey4127

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Aug 29, 2004
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My TV fell onto my External Hard Drive. When I plug it into my computer it just makes cracking noise, so I opened it up and looked on the inside while it tried to work and the little arm that reads it goes up then makes a cracking noise and comes down. It does that for a while and it just see's it as a USB Mass Storage Device but still can't read anything on it or even open it.
 

Celeron

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Mar 11, 2004
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Did you open the actual hard drive itself, not just the case it was in? If you can see the arm moving back and forth than I assume you did. Doing so completely voids your warranty, as I'm sure you already know. Its dead.

How exactly did your TV fall on your external drive? I'm trying to figure out how such a situation might occur and I'm at a loss here.
 
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yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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When a hard drive is opened by a professional, they use a "clean room". Is your room a "clean room"?
 
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joey4127

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Aug 29, 2004
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My TV fell after the Earthquake..I'm in Japan and we had a 7.2 one last week.

Did the TV survive the fall?

-NO

What were you watching?

-I wasn't home

Is your room a "clean room"?

No, because the earthquake made it messy...But on the otherside, it was always messy.

Anyways...I will keep the enclosure and just get a internal HD and turn it into a external
 
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Chappers

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Aug 12, 2003
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At home
joey4127 said:
My TV fell after the Earthquake..I'm in Japan and we had a 7.2 one last week.

Did the TV survive the fall?

-NO

What were you watching?

-I wasn't home

Is your room a "clean room"?

No, because the earthquake made it messy...But on the otherside, it was always messy.

Anyways...I will keep the enclosure and just get a internal HD and turn it into a external
Good answer
 
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