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I have a 500 GB MY Book and now it is not showing up on the external device

Display. It has begun clicking as well. Please Help!!!

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Try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect it directly to the computer without data cable attached(just the power). If it still clicks then most likely the heads are bad and there's nothing you could do unfortunately :(

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