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#1 Dongta69

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hi,

I'm just wondering if there is any other way to recover the data for my external hdd?

My nephew dropped it on the floor and now my computer cannot detect it.

I can see the LED is on but there is nothing happening.

Any assistance would be great.

Thank you in advance :)

Edited by hamluis, 24 July 2012 - 09:52 AM.
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#2 kevin.holmes

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

Do you hear any clicking noise from the HDD when it is powered up?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:17 AM

Hi Kevin,

Yes i hear the clicking noise when the hdd is powered up!

Thanks !

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

Does it sound like the hard drive is spinning or do you only hear clicking noises that wont go away?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

You might also disconnect/reconnect the hard drive...I've heard clicking caused by loose connections to the hard drive.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:17 AM

Hi guys,

I've heard the clicking and the spinning as well but after a minute also the clicking stopped and the spinning continue but the hdd still not working.

I've opened up the hdd to close any loose connections and still doesnt work.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:03 AM

the clicking noise is your needle being out of place.

Your HDD is dead i fear...

Best is hope you didn't have too much info and buy a new one, to b more carefull with that one!
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

the clicking noise is your needle being out of place.

Your HDD is dead i fear...

Best is hope you didn't have too much info and buy a new one, to b more carefull with that one!


there go my newly bought 1TB hdd :(

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

That's why they call it the "click 'o death", actually Iomega pioneered that, but it stuck for all hard drives eventually.

If there was nothing too important on it, count yourself lucky and get another. If it has to be recovered, be prepared for $500+. If you only have one copy of something, consider it lost already.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

I would always...run the appropriate hard drive3 diagnostic...before writing a drive off. If the diagnostic cannot detect it, it's definitely dead.

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