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hard drive makin a clicking sound =[


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#1 DJ Handz

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:40 PM

I HAVE A FANTOM DRIVER AND I HAD DROP IT
NOW ALL I HEAR IS A CLICKING SOUND AND IT WONT EVEN LOAD UP
IS IT A WAY TO FIX IT MYSELF OR DO I HAVE 2 SEND IT TO COMPUTER SHOP ?
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:58 PM

Hate to say it, but you might as well replace the drive
It's damaged beyond repair
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:48 PM

You could take the drive to a shop to attempt data recovery, but other than that, the drive is dead and has to be replaced.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:59 PM

WELL THE HARD DRIVE DOES SPIN BUT IT MAKE THE CLICKING SOUND
AFTER THE CLICKING SOUND STOPS, IT STOPS SPINING

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

It may spin, but it's pointless if you can't read anything from it. Even if you could, I would still recommend going to a shop to get the data recovered, because the drive will eventually become unusable.

Mechanical Faults

Sometimes these sounds can be a result of a defective spindle, Read Write head or loose components. If you are still able to access data on the disk, you are strongly advised to backup all your data immediately. Your disk is close to demise. If your disk stops spinning after a period of clicking sound, you may wish to send your disk to a reputable data recovery firm to recover your data


Source: http://www.bestsyndication.com/Articles/20...cking_sound.htm
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:32 PM

DAMN !
HOPE I COULD GET IT FIX
THANKS ALOT MadDAWG

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:38 PM

No problem. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:40 PM

Going to ask a stupid question, but do you have a back-up of the data because file recovery is VERY expensive.
I find it useful to do a back-up using DVDs as well as my hard drives.
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