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PLEASE HELP !! I have a HITACHI Deskstar harddisk (T7K500 HDT725032VLAT80) and it has a clicking sound. The window won't detect this device at all. I got it out of the external enclosure and get a new enclosure box, still doesn't work. I put it in the freezer but it doesn't work, it still has the clicking sound. Should I replace the head or other parts?? Thankyou

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If your drive is clicking and isn't detected by the operating system, your hard drive is VERY dead. There are no user replaceable part inside a hard drive. The only thing you might do is get the very same hard drive and swap the controller card from a known good hard drive to the bad hard drive but the chances of this working are VERY slim. I would resign myself to the fact that the data on that drive is very truly gone.

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