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Earlier tonight my External Hardive fell on the floor and when I went to plug it back into my main computer it started making a beeping kind of noise.

Also my computer couldn't locate it.

Now from what I've found online it looks like I've pretty much fu**ed it and the thing isn't going to work...however I have over 6 years worth of Raw/Smackdown/Nitro episodes and a bunch of other things on it.

My question is simply this, is there ANY way I can get it to work one last time so I can transfer all the data back onto my computers hard drive...I've read that I can send it to a computer specialist and they could recover the data but apparently it's really expensive and I'm brasset at the moment.

Anyway any help would be appriciated.
 

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See if you have a local computer shop rather than one of the big brands and see what price it would be. If not, then try using a different wire to connect to the PC, it worked for me once.

Your best bet is to go to a specialist and see if they can get it fixed for you.

Quick tip, next time you get a hard-drive you should get one like mine. I, like you, dropped 2 before this one and lost a LOT of wrestling footage. Pretty much all of Seabs' megapost. :lmao

Mine, has like a rubber bottom to it. It means it sticks on the table and even if you pull on the wire, it won't move at all. Worth the extra bit of money.

This is the one I have: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/western-digital-elements-external-hard-drive-1tb-03661634-pdt.html
 

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See if you have a local computer shop rather than one of the big brands and see what price it would be. If not, then try using a different wire to connect to the PC, it worked for me once.

Your best bet is to go to a specialist and see if they can get it fixed for you.

Quick tip, next time you get a hard-drive you should get one like mine. I, like you, dropped 2 before this one and lost a LOT of wrestling footage. Pretty much all of Seabs' megapost. :lmao

Mine, has like a rubber bottom to it. It means it sticks on the table and even if you pull on the wire, it won't move at all. Worth the extra bit of money.

This is the one I have: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/western-digital-elements-external-hard-drive-1tb-03661634-pdt.html
Figured that a specialist might have been my only choice...still that I might give that wire thing a try.

I swear if I end up having to buy a new one I'm wrapping the sodding thing in cotton wool.
 

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Something that I learned the hard way - don't try to get it to power on or work yourself until you can send it to a specialist. Reason I tell you this is because the beeping noise could have been the HDD wiping itself clean.

Not to alarm you but sometime when a HDD fails on your getting it to fire-up can actually make it wipe itself clean. I had this happen to me with my wife's lappy as the internal HDD wiped itself clean after it went out and I tried to get the PC to power on again.
 

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Something that I learned the hard way - don't try to get it to power on or work yourself until you can send it to a specialist. Reason I tell you this is because the beeping noise could have been the HDD wiping itself clean.

Not to alarm you but sometime when a HDD fails on your getting it to fire-up can actually make it wipe itself clean. I had this happen to me with my wife's lappy as the internal HDD wiped itself clean after it went out and I tried to get the PC to power on again.
...Crap...I've been trying to do exactly this for the last 3 and half hours...oh well lol
 

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It may be different with an external HDD. My wife's old laptop's HDD that wiped clean was an internal.

Like I said I was not trying to alarm you, but I would wait until you could let a pro look at it. I would try to find a local PC shop and ask them to give it a look. It shouldn't cost too much to have them hook it up to a PC and pull the data off of it.

You could actually do this yourself, but I'm not sure how hard it would be though.
 

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Yay some good news, about a year ago before I got the portable Hard drive I put most of the wrestling backed up onto discs that were all in a bag I thought I had lost...whilst cleaning the attic this morning I came across the discs and there all working fine so..even though I've lost some of my stuff I haven't lost it all.
 

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Yay some good news, about a year ago before I got the portable Hard drive I put most of the wrestling backed up onto discs that were all in a bag I thought I had lost...whilst cleaning the attic this morning I came across the discs and there all working fine so..even though I've lost some of my stuff I haven't lost it all.
Good save if your hard drive did indeed wipe itself.

I, myself, have multiple 500g external drives full of media, work, etc and never have had a problem with one(knock on wood).

Future advice to people buying them: I would suggest buying external hard drives that are closer to the top of the food chain as things stored are usually such of a sensitive nature and the cheaper ones are notorious for croaking.
 
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