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I have a My Book Essential Edition and is making a clicking noise and is not recognized by my computer....Can I get some help here?

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The drive is failing, this is irreversible.
Contact Western digital for a replacement under warranty

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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Have a look at the link below, it should be of help.

Click HERE to navigate.

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Kind regards
Lock123

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