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dropped my external harddrive yetserday...
plugged it back in and it worked fine, about 3 hours later it started clicking <click click click ect..>
so turn off computer.. still clicking.... i had to pull it out the main power to get it to stop...
now... this morning i booted up my comp and it wasn't reading the external harddrive, went to device manager.. noluck there..
and it still clicks when the power is connected...

So... i plug it into my comp turning it into a internal hardrive and it still reads nothing and it still clicks

i have tried everything i can think of, has anyone got any ideas of how to fix it, or at least get the data of it?

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Last Post by Phaelax
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Sorry ozi, this isn't going to help you - I'm having almost the same problem, or at least the same sound (I think). All was well until I rebooted. The computer shutdown just fine, but wouldn't come back on. Instead it goes straight to that high-paced wonderous clicking sound along with the power button light blinking amber really really fast. The fan's not on and I don't think the hard drive is either. Nothing comes on the screen, no beeps, nothing. I can stop the blinking by holding down the power button or just unplugging the power supply. I've never heard a computer "click" before, so I have no idea what to do.

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Its dead. Data recovery experts might be able to help recover some of it but it will be many hundreds of dollars

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ok, so I'm all set i guess. I didn't really solve the problem, just did a quick fix. To me it seems like the power supply died, so I swapped hard drives with another working computer just so that I could use the computer now to do work. No data loss tho.

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Sounds like the heads in the drive are whacked out. There really is no way to fix it, back up your data now while you still can.

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