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HDD keeps clicking

I tried to defrag the hdd. It got to 10% and gave up. All I get out of it is a clicking noise and the start up screen states that the hdd is missing. I have removed the hdd and connected it to an external usb caddy and then to my PC. The drive continues to click and isn't seen by by my PC. Is this this a mechanicle fault and not repairable?

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    Many thanks, it was worth a try!

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The clicking noise is the sound of the read/write heads going to the home position. The arm or bracket the heads are mounted on make the noise when they hit up against the equivalent of a *door stop*. This is the drives attempt to reorient itself when it can read something where it expects to find it. As you have guessed its probably a mechanical fault and definitely not repairable.

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