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Western digital 500gb my book crashes my computer as soon as connected. when switched on it will attempt to spin but makes a few clicking sounds then stops.

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Either you broke the connector or crashed the head. You could crack the case open, buy a new empty enclosure and see if the drive will work in it. Otherwise if the head is crashed, replace the drive.

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The hard drive could be damaged but the USB adapter case electronics is OK. Therefore the computer can see the USB device (adapter case) but not the hard drive. If the hard drive makes a clicking noise or you cannot hear the hard drive spin, then the hard drive is definitely faulty.

There is very little chance you can recover data from a faulty hard drive.
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Hello

OK, at the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact error.

Click HERE.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
Andrea

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Does you drive make any sounds like these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it.
If not - try to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to the computer to recover your files.

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Does it make any sounds? Is it spinning up at all?
Try to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to your PC.
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sure...take it to a data recovery specialist(the repair network may have something to that effect)

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