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Advice with faulty drives

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I have a toshiba hard drive external. i’ve put it in a metal case for 7 years. a week ago i drop it on the floor and the top part came off, i put it in a computer it worked then i taken it out and put it in again but the light comes on the harddrive, you can hear the spin inside and connection noise on the computer but it does not appear on my laptop any more.

I use an external hard drive to store all my files on for my small business as my MacBook Air has a tiny storage. The external hard drive showed up with an error about 1 week ago saying that no files could be altered but could be opened then a day later the drive would even appear in the finder window, i.e. it would communicate with the mac. I would be REALLY happy if you could get my files off the external drive and onto a new one for me. Is that possible and if so what would that cost?

My seagate expansion desktop hardrive slipped off my sofa did fall from a high height and landed flat slide and it was already on its flat side, it was connected to my laptop but not in use so files being transferred etc. Anyway afterwards it said it had been disconnected or eject incorrectly. I plugged it back in and it just beeps laptop doesn’t find it either. I have a lot of raw files on there from weddings I am yet to edit this is my backup drive and I was due to do another back up this week the images on there are my only copies so desperately need to get the files off there. I am hoping this is just a mechanical malfunction and eh files are retrievable.

A Seagate laptop hard driveI’m really sorry to contact you but I’m having serious problems with my hard drive and finding spare parts has been almost impossible. I’m not even sure what I am looking for, i think it’s a 3.5′ portable hard drive (seagate) and initially it was makin a beep……beep……beep sound. I did the stupid thing of reading a YouTube guide and taking it apart myself. The arm (?) had gotten stuck so I slowly span the disk and softly prised the arm back into place. Now when I turn it on it makes the sound that it is recognised in the computer but no drive comes up even with disk management open. The arm flicks wildly back and forth and then it gives up after about 2 seconds but the disk itself spins. I didn’t know if replacing the arm would work, i honestly have no clue with things like this. please if you can suggest anything that would be amazing. If I have buggered it then please just let me know that too, I know it’s hard to make a decision without seeing it but you guys seem to be the people I need to speak too.

Written by Betty

September 27th, 2017 at 3:48 pm