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I have a freecom external hard drive which has been working fine until last night when it has started clicking and not being recognised at all by my laptop. I have all my pictures and videos on this hard drive and I can't get to them! Help

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  • froggeja Dec 07, 2008

    Hi,
    I have exactly the same problem. Have you managed to solve this yet? 

  • froggeja Dec 07, 2008

    Hi,
    I have exactly the same problem. All photos and 10 years worth of work documents. Not backed up. 


    Did you manage to fix this?


    Thanks
    Jason

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Hi,

oh dear it sounds like the hard drive may of failed.

The clicking is generally the head hitting the end stop.

In the past I have managed to recover drives just long enough by sticking them in the freezer for 24 hours, taking it out and hooking it back up an hour or so later.

Or the drop fix occasionaly works, drop the disk in a flat surface from a couple of feet high.

If you try either of these its entirely at your own risk but failing sending it off to a data recovery house theres not really much you can do I am afraid.

Sorry I couldnt of been more help

Regards

Nick

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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