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My hard drive is not turning on once it is connected to my comp

The hard drive just sits with its light flashing making a noise like it wants to turn on but it doesn't.

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The hard drive has lost its index or master boot record. About the only thing to do is use a data recovery service if there's unrecoverable data, then replace it.

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If it does not chime (first make sure that the sound is on). You can try and see if there is a clicking, or a whirling noise. A whirling noise is a good sign. A clicking noise is not. If you hear nothing, then something between the connector to the hard drive inside is bad or the cord connecting the drive to the computer is bad. If you narrow this down, you can normally get the right cause.

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