If my hard drive fell and is now not working, can it be fixed and the files recovered? The light blinks when I connect to my laptop, but the laptop does not recognize it.
khandaewright, was the drive on when you dropped it? In all honesty, the drive is damaged and getting the info back will be expensive. Do you have it backed up? If not now is a good time to set up a back up plan.
Basically you want:
3 copies of any data you don't want to lose.
2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example).
1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster.