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Drop hi experts i am in a situation where i am a famous disc jockey that what i make my living from and i always use simpletech product and my hard drive drop from my back pack while walking and its not working and its not even been a year old yet. i have all my music on this one please help me. i am desperate for a good answer

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  • hekkle2407 Dec 16, 2008

    it power up then it is making a clicking sound with no respond to the cpu

  • michael_b271 Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. However, I did not drop my drive. In fact, it worked without issue 5 days ago. Now, when I plug it in - the blue light lights up initially and then I get nothing except the red dot blinking near the part of the circle where the ports connect. There is no clicking sound and the computer cannot find the external hard drive.

  • rietveldjr Jan 23, 2009

    I have a similar problem the drive worked several days ago. now the blue ring lights in sequence then after what seems to be a random amount of time the ring turns solid and the drive powers down and restarts.

  • Mark Robinson May 11, 2010

    what happens when you plug it in to the computer ?



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Ok the clicking sound usually means the hard drive has failed....this might sound odd but try wrapping the hard drive in a plastic bag and popping it in the freezer overnight......then connect it to your pc.....if it is recognised by the pc transfer all the data you can from it to your pc( once the drive warms up again it might not work)....failing that you need professional help with data aware this is not cheap though

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