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Maxtor 3200 beeps but doesn't work

It now makes a beeping noise like a mobile phone dead tone and is not recoginsed by either my Mac or PC.
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my maxtor 640gig one touch 4 external hard drive is not being recognized on my laptop, and is making a strange beeping noise

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    Is there any clicking noise or just beeping?

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The heads are riding on the platers. The drive is dead and not worth trying to fix. If there is data on it that you simply can not lose do a google search for "data recovery failed harddrive". The rule of thumb for a decent lad that can do this is price, if it costs less then 75$ per meg they probably are not that good.

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