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I have a barracuda 7200.7 80 Gbytes. The dirve spins but stopped booting. Started making clicking noises. I smacked it a bit a few times. Now, the system doesn't recognize the drive in BIOS at all. I opened the drive to look inside. It still spins ok. The arm jumps every couple of seconds from center to 3/4 outwards making a clicking sound, and a scratching sounds. This lasts for a couple of minutes before the drive motor powers down and the spinning stops. I want to save the data if possible. I Replaced the circuit board from a working HD of same model / specs, but no use. I have about 70 GB data on it which is from the last 18 years.

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This hard drive is toast and sadly you are half the reason as you never, ever ever open or hit a hard drive.  There are data recovery firms however, they are very expensive.

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OK, you need to let me know if the drive spins up, you should be able to hear it. Also, you need to have a listen if the drive makes a clicking noise.

Please be so kind tom let me know.

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