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Simpletech External Hard Drive Frozen And Clicks

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#1 couvradman


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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:03 PM

Ok...moderate computer novice...so don't laugh too hard. I have an external hard drive made by SimpleTech. Has all my music and photos on it. About 3 weeks ago, I was downloading some songs, then the computer couldn't find the E drive. Now when I try to start up the external hard drive, all it does is start to cycle (the blue light goes on, you can hear it start to spin), then there is this click and it stops. This happens repeatedly. I can't even start to worry about data recovery, because my PC can't find the blasted hard drive.

Any thoughts?

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:59 PM

The click is one of two things its the Read/write head slamming into something, or its the spindle motor tying up, either way the drive sounds like its toast :thumbsup:
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#3 komski


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Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

I have actually had this click no access problem with a faulty USB cable.

In any case I would do two things. First maybe try slaving the drive directly onto the motherboard and then secondly try running its maker's diagnostics on it.

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