external hard drive broke!!!!

manutd4life

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this was working yesterday then it just stopped working, no idea why. ihave rebooted the lappy countless times and still no luck. the power light is on to it,when i plug the usb lead into the lappy it makes the connecting sound then nothing happens, i have tried finding it in Computer file but it aint there. i really need this back working as it has lotsa of pics of my safari that we went on and other important pics too and alot of other files to. thanks
 

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try taking hard drive out caddie an see if it works in main PC,is it making a clicking sound or anything like that m8
 

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i only have a laptop, it is making the connect sound if thats what you mean.

Nope not the windows connect sound when you plug in a hard disk but a clicking sound from the hdd itself.

Next steps would be,
1. Try plugging it into a different computer, maybe a neighbour or friend.
2. Take the hard drive out of the case and plug it into a PC and see if the BIOS picks it up as a next step.
 

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Sadly the clicking sound is usualy indicates that the drive has a problem with the actuator arm and it indicates a major failure of the drive.

If you want to get anything off it it might be possible for a short period of time, by getting it onto another PC, but the drive will without doubt stop working.
 
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