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Rock Mobile external hard drive was accidentaly dropped

Hard drive is now making a noise. It sounds like when you enter a CD in a drive and the machines rejects it and kicks it back out. The computer no longer recognizes the drive and I cannot access my files. I don't know if this has to do with a jumped needle.

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    My Drive was not dropped. It just keeps "clicking". At first it is recongnized then un recognized. I just had this a matter of weeks!

  • knack63 Apr 16, 2008

    Nothing happened to mine. It jsut starting making the clicking noise when I turn it on and the comptuer recognizes that something is in the USB port but cannot bring anything up. I've only had mine since January

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Well it has been cause a mischief that's for sure. Try dismantling the case to check the connectors but that is about all you can do - if the drive is done then it stays done there is no repair option

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