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Can I fix the hard drive?

My 2 year old knocked my S/Os external hard drive off the T.V. tray that it was on tonight and now it wont stay on. It comes on for a second, you can here the internal disc going but then it just stops and the light on the inside goes dark. Is their any fixing it? Can you ask your S/Os? Or someone that you know? I am hoping that this is an easy(cheap) fix.

 
dragonlilly3492

Asked by dragonlilly3492 at 1:12 AM on Dec. 27, 2009 in Technology

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  • It's possible that the enclosure has become broken/or broken loose a connector inside.

    You could take it apart and check to see if the connectors for the cables are still properly seated as a start.

    It's delicate work.... so do not touch the inner workings of the hard drive except the cabling.

    Did this happen while it was running? ---- or?


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    PinkSodaPop

    Answer by PinkSodaPop at 6:10 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • im not sure about externals, but i dropped my laptop once, and i had to replace the internal hard drive. and the top wabbles now :/
    mrsjosey1018200

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 1:13 AM on Dec. 27, 2009

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