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My external keeps making beeping noise

My computer, playstation3 can't read my external hard drive and i got a lot of memory on there, and i no longer have the receipt and i paid cash for this couple of years ago

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To attempt recovery put it an an open external enclosure and have another one hooked up to recover the data to.


Gently tap the hard drive with an open hand and see if you can get it to spin up one last time.

Of course it can be sent to a data recovey company if you really have to get the data off.
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There are no user serviceable parts inside the drive.

Opening it will just negate any chance of recovery.



You're not going to fix it by disassembling the drive.

The click's and beeps indicate the drive it damaged; there is a good chance (98%) that you have lost all of your data.


Note: By removing the cover from this drive the any remaining warranty will be void and all data will be considered lost.


Now if you still want to take it apart just to look inside, there will be one or two screws that are under the manufacturer's label that will have to be removed.


Pressing firmly, run you finger across the top of the drive until you can feel the depression where the screw head is.


Using you screw driver puncture the label and remove the screw.

Then you can pry the top cover off.


hope this helps

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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Hi, 1. "Is the data recoverable?" Yes but the manner by which it can be recovered can be either very expensive (their are firms whose specialty id data recovery) or none at all if you do DIY (do it yourself) or worst case not economical reasonable but recovery possible. I would assume that your would want to try DIY. 1.1 Run diagnostic on the external drive using scandisk, Norton Disk Doctor, Partition Magic's ChkDsk and/or Check Errors. Recovery can be done using a recovery software such as GetDataBack; or 1.2 You need an external desktop PC, a working knowledge of computer hardware. You have to disassemble the external HD and remove the actual HD. Physicall connect it to the 2nd PC (desktop) as a seconday Master either by IDE or SATA as applicable. If detected by the desktop PC in the bios, you should be able to work on it even if with errors; 1.3 If mechanical problem or otherwise, you may want to check out this posting > http://www.fixya.com/support/t162904-seagate_barracuda_7200_7_st380011a Hope this works out for you and/or give you some ideas. Pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.

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hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

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Probably not. You can try putting it in the freezer overnight (in a bag please, don't get moisture in it) but most likely if you must have the files back it will take professional help.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Hi,

This generally means you have a hardware failure in the drive or enclosure. The simplest way to test which is to have a hardware tech move the drive into a new enclosure and see if it works.

This will void your warranty if you do it, so, if the drive is under warranty and there are no files you consider valuable on the drive, call the manufacturer for warranty support.

If you value the data more than the drive is worth then take it to your local hardware vendor and ask them to test the hard drive in a new enclosure. Good odds it will work this way but if not you may need the help of a data recovery specialist. In North America I use Armor-IT, if you are in a different region and the new enclosure fails to garner results, comment back with your region(Country, State, City) and I will supply you with the closest reputable facility.

Chris

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: maxtor external hard drive fell on floor (maybe a

yeakis..!!..
itz probably not normal anymore..it do happen while boot up or when hdd gets power..hdd consists of one or more solid n heavy platter(s) like gramophone media/disk in miniature, which is spinning at more than 7200+ rpm just on a single pivot which is thick just around a dot pen's nib..there is one lens each on both side of the platter of abt 1mm probably..and the whole assembly do function somewhat alike gramophone....
nw u cn understand how highly balanced they r..due to time, illegal shut down, moving/shacking/thud/shock to the hdd while in activity, may cause damage to it..and the first n common symptom is either no activity or 'ticking' noise (like 'tuk tuk' or 'kirr kirr')..!!
do claim warranty..report as hdd dead..don't tell itz physically damaged..
try contacting ur system admin/vendor without delay....

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