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A "Beep, Beep, Beep" Noise

I have tried two ways of connecting this HDD & both ways I get the "Beep, Beep, Beep" tone that repeats either 4 or 5 times. Is this HDD shot? Or is there something I'm doing wrong?  I'm new to 2.5" HDD"s.  Please help!!!
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  • Crazyjolin Oct 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, it was working untill just recently.



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After further research, I TOSSED IT IN THE TRASH!

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