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External hard drive error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nolby2173, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. nolby2173

    nolby2173 Thread Starter

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    I bought a Fantom Drives 500 gb eSATA external harddrive a few months ago and have had no problems with it until tonight when i came home, i tripped over the cord and the whole thing fell to the ground. It did not fall hard enough that their should be any damage but the wire came unplugged. I plugged it back in and it didnt work, it just made loud noises. My entire music collection of a few years of work is on this, if any one can help I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Hard drives are very sensitive. It may be a goner.

    What happens when you try it? Does it appear in Device Manager?
     
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    nolby2173 Thread Starter

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    It does not show up in the device manager. But when i right click properties in my computer it shows up and tells me that my hard drive is offline. It also shows up in my computer but i am unable to do anything with it.
     
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