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I accidently unplugged my external harddrive and now the computer does not recognize it. It does not even show up under disk management


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Hi,
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\015\012You may have damaged the controller board on either the external caddy or on the drive if the drive was under load when you unplugged it.
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\015\012Try moving the drive into a new external caddy and testing it there. If that doesn't work the drive itself could be damaged.
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\015\012f that doesn't work and you need to recover files from the HDD comment back here and I can point you in the right direction.
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\015\012Chris
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