DROPPED External Drive when it wasn't on

Hello, I had bad luck and dropped my external hard drive about a feet or 2 when I was about to plug it in. I plugged it in after I dropped it and it did not show up on my computer. I've read some other threads on this but they all say send it in to professionals.

The external hard drive is a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2tb.

Is there any way I can recover the data without sending it to a professional?

Thank you!
Reply to Alan Villanueva
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  1. before sending it in, I would make sure the rest of cabling and hardware inside the external case was not disconnected inside (power/data) drive can move a little inside those cases under impact I would do that before paying money for nothing.
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  2. The Paladin said:
    before sending it in, I would make sure the rest of cabling and hardware inside the external case was not disconnected inside (power/data) drive can move a little inside those cases under impact I would do that before paying money for nothing.


    Since drop isn't covered by warranty it won't matter if I open it now right? I'll try to open it after doing some more research and recheck if anything got disconnected.

    Thank you!
    Reply to Alan Villanueva
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