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MyBook was working for about 1.5 years

I connect it to the computer and it tries to spin up. While it's spinning, I hear this clicking or ticking noise from inside.

Computer will not recognize it.

I called up WD support and they told be it is broken. They suggested I take it to a data recovery place.

Is there a way of repairing the drive instead of recovering the data and buying another one?

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