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WD1600 Portable HD ------- Won't Run!

My HD was dropped onto the floor from the table and then it would not run. My Windows laptop could not read it. I have run the diagnostics and also tried to reformat it but it would not work. The HD is okay but it would not past the "health check" as it failed under: Re-allocated Sector Count. I don't know how to fix it. It also makes a random sound too.

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Hi, If the random sound you hear is sort of a "clacking/slapping" sound, then am afraid it's busted. Chances are that portions of the metal disks inside got spiked with the heads when it was dropped. Even if by some chance you were able to run past the sector count or finish the health check, the problem is mechanical/physical and therefore sooner or later would surface again. There are no known tricks or utilities to circumvent physical defect within hard drives. Kind regards.

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