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Wierd click noise

When I plug up my external, it starts making this weird clicking noise, and it isn't mounted. I don't see it under my computer or anything. Is there anyway i can recover anything on here or anything?

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Hello man, Unfortunatelly not, by conventional means. This problem occurs most often due to excesive shocks received by the hard drive but it can also occur in another situation most often forgotten by people or didn't taken in consideration. A hard disk isn't voided as many people think, it's actually presurised, and it works by creating a air flow current wich lifts the reading heads over the physical disks at about 1 mm. The reading heads doesn't actually touch the drive. If however a power spike occurs, the main motors spin speed may be altered, therefore the air current may drop in strenght and the heads may come down to actually touch the disks. This results in very bad circular scratches over the disk, somethimes making it unusable. Most hard disks have protections that prevent this but they somethimes don't work well. In order to recover the data in this case, the hard disk must be dissasembled and the disks must be placed in another specially made universal controll drive in a controlled atmoshpere environment. This sounds expensive, and it is, most times you woun't find someone (or a service center) with the devices and knoledge to do this. If the motor controller (an electronic component on the main board of the drive) fails, also this results in the above problems. However like I've stated in the beginning this is a very hard to fix problem and most shurelly not in a DIY fashion. Sorry for not being able to assist you further in this problem

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Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

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1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
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3. Locate and click Disk Management.
4. Then, take note of the drive letters that will appear on the screen.
5. While the Disk Management window is opened, unplug the HD and check which drive letter will disappear.
6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
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This is a common problem with hard drives. Most hard drives (whether external or internal) that produces a "weird clicking noises" indicates a mechanical problem. Often this is the head arm trying to move from its position but failing to do so. What you are hearing as "weird clicking noises" are when it slaps back to its park position or when trying to move into correct position.

Should this be the case, am afraid that the HD is a goner. The normal course of action is to replace. If the data inside are mission critical, your only course of action is to avail of those data recovery by firm specializing in such but they are rather expensive.

Trying to use "data recovery software" might prove to be futile since as earlier stated, the problem is mechanical in nature.

You can of course still give it a try.

Should you feel adventurous, would be willing to experiment and gamble, pls post back as I may have not a permanent solution but a "down & dirty" trick of making it run long enough hopefully to get some of your data back. Again, this is a "hit or miss" and should only be considered if all else fails and you really want to get your files back.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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