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Western digital 1TB porable hard drive problem

My brother dropped my western digital hard drive and now its maing a funnyticking noise when i power it up. This noise lasts for a few second and then stops, with no fan coming on or anything. The lights do however stay on. The computers i have tried it all say that the device is connected (i no thin becuase i still have to safely remove it) But the device does not show up in my computer. Is there any way his can be fixed without me having to buy another??
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Hi try this one

if the sound is continuous beeping sound then go and try it
go to BIOS settings-->USB Config-->disable the leagacy support.

save it and try to start.

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A clicking harddrive means thats its dead, if you have a warranty still call up western digital and get it traded out. i wouldnt tell them it was dropped .

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