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Rhythmic clicking of hard drive...any ideas?

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#1 jamichelli76


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:58 PM

I have a Seagate laptop hard drive that suddenly stopped working. The platters spin up and the heads move...so the heads aren't stuck on the platters. But...the heads just keep moving back and forth in a rhythmic pattern...any ideas on what the issue with this drive is?


I have a video of the open drive spinning...here's the video: https://youtu.be/Yx__xPDITTw


Thanks in advance!

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#2 Havachat


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Posted 17 July 2016 - 07:59 AM

Probably the Board is cactus , and being open for a long time collects dust etc , say goodbye to that drive.


Ive opened drives in a clean enviroment and reset the head and assembled within 5 mins and worked ok.

Some ive replaced exact type of board and 50/50 chance of success.


If you have no Data on it - i would bin it , no worth the effort these days to try and resurrect it.

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