Question about LaCie (300728U) 250 GB Hard Drive
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?
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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are many possibilities that can cause car to make noise.
actually from where the noise is coming from. Front end or rear end. From
engine area or from inside the steering or from brakes.
is N-number of possibilities for the car to make wierd noise or any other
kind of noise.
step by step troubleshooting this problem, I suggest you to refer the help
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Car makes clicking noise?
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driving on rough pavement?
Chirping Noise From Car?
What are the possibilities for
Clicking noise in car?
Squealing at start up on car?
Chirping sound coming from engine?
Vehicle making Clunk Thump Thud
4X4 Truck makes roaring noise in
the front end?
Heater makes clicking noise under
dash on Ford Explorer?
Clicking noise under dash and
front defroster not working?
Car Brakes Making Noise?
Car Alternator making noise?
Car Alternator Bearing Makes
Engine makes noise and Cooling Fan
Vehicle Makes Clicking Sound While
ABS light comes on and Car makes
These will help.
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have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable)
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit and your sound card dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems
hope this helps
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