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Western Digital 120GB Hard drive clicking and not reading

Recently, my 120 Western hard drive has been making 5 clicking noises and my mac 15" laptop is not reading the external hard drive. Its this is the 3rd day it has been making this noises. I have many files including music files on there and I'm not sure what to do. If my hard drive is some how failing how can I recover files on there to transfer to another hard drive? my 500G has crashed the same way.... HELP!!!

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  • rhnmar Mar 03, 2009

    my western digital 1tb my book did the exact same thing....first it made a clicking then no noise then the pc didnt register that it was hooked up???? any help would be great.

  • jwpowers Mar 25, 2009

    Same problem where with a 1 TB Pro Edition... 5 clicks, doesn't register in the system now it goes off when trying to start.

  • alva543 Apr 13, 2009

    my 500G has crashed the same way.... HELP!!!

  • timtsang3 May 20, 2009

    i have the same problem with the 1tb firewire/usb HD...sometimes i try to use firewire if usb doesnt work and it seems to work
    its very scary . . . . i have 140 GB of music

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Hello

OK, at the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact error.

Click HERE.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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This issue seems like your computer hard drive gone bad.Please check with the following link. http://support.gateway.com/s/harddrv/Misc/GWScan502/7513250nv.shtml and make sure you are not any error message. If any error message display while checking with the above link. It is confirmed that hard drive gone bad.

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