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External Seagate Hard Drive making clicking noise

Yesterday my external USB Seagate hard drive started making clicking noise after I booted up my desktop. Then I noticed it's assigned drive letter is no longer visible so I didn't have time to migrate the folders into my good hard drive. I don't have lots of money to pay recovery companies. Any suggestions is so greatly appreciated.

Lulu

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  • webdazzler Dec 09, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestion but I did try to plug it into two different desktops's USB ports and nothing happened still. I just wish there is a course out there that will teach us how to open the case of an external drive and replace the "broken head" that this one company predicted is what's happening to my external drive. Problem is, I need to have very special tools to open it plus the right know how. Is there a handbook or software program that teach advance computer users how to fix this problem rather than listening to these recovery companies recite their sky high charges and other gloomy predictions as to what could be wrong to an external drive making clicking noise and computer failing to recognize the drive anymore?

    Frustrated advance User Webdazzler

  • corte Jan 02, 2009

    i have a acomdata 259GB that was working fine last night, now when I turn it on there is a light clicking sound and no sign of the drive on my computer. Please help

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Did you plug it into a different USB port?

The click noise (at least from the usb hdds that i have had) is due from it being underpowered. So if you plugge it into a different USB, move it back to the other.

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Sorry to report that the solution offered to me was referrals to companies that do data recovery but the price is too expensive for ordinary people like myself. I will have to take out a second loan in order to afford their cost! I wish I could be referred to companies who offer a more affordable/reasonable cost for data recovery for non-business owners who happen to have important documents stored in their hard drives but will not bankrupt them if not retrieved.

Disappointed,
Lulu Robertson

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