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Drive wont mount

I travleed the drive in my suitcase wrapped in bubble wrap.  not sure if it was physically damaged . there are no damages i can see. the drive staus light blinks rapidly.

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Re: drive wont mount

It most likely means the enclosure has failed. Especially if it is not making and odd sounds. 4 out of every 5 of those things just needs a new enclosure. If you need the data, then break the label on the rear, Unscrew the 2 screws, and test the drive in a computer or different enclosure.

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I dropped my book essential 1tb 2.0 hard drive and now it wont let me open without formating and say Data error (cycle redudency)

Since your disk is showing up with a drive letter, hopefully, check disk (chkdsk) can help:
(this if for Windows XP) Google "checkdisk windows [your version]" if it doesn't translate well.

Falls are a huge cause in external hdd failure, though, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if the disk is beyond help. Try connecting to another computer (to see if the problem still occurrs) or another operating system (you can boot to a linux live cd) or, at least, use another USB drive on the computer you are connecting to.

Next step would be to *cross fingers* hope the external enclosure suffered damage, but that the actual drive did not. If you are comfortable doing it (likely voiding your warranty), disassemble your external enclosure and remove your SATA hdd. You can open your PC and connect it to your motherboard assuming you have an available SATA connection, SATA cable, and available SATA power hookup. Alternately, you can buy a 'kit' to connect a hdd to your pc via usb, which prevents you from having to open your PC. It is much more convenient if you can diagnose without purchasing 1-time use hardware, though.
(Google "sata to usb" -- i buy from NewEgg usually, cheapest with 4 stars)

You can try data recovery software, but they haven't been very helpful to me in the case of physical trauma to drive.

Data recovery outfits (expensive) may help if the information is not otherwise recoverable.

Good luck!

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Drive makes clicking noise

See clicking, grinding or any unwanted type of noise is a clear indication of physical hard drive failure so, if you have very important data stored in your drive then you should take an immediate assistance from the data recovery professional. In physical hard drive failure you shouldn't delay as it can damage your hard drive more severely and can make you to loose your data for for forever. But if you consult a data recovery expert on time for sure you will be able to save and get back your data. If any other query drop a reply.

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I dropped the external Portable Hardrive (WD 500mg) and now it wont show any files that are on it. Is there any way to recover what is on the harddrive???? Jane I have tried plugging in and viewing but...

Hi Oscarmegs,
Your data on the hard drive are lost due to physical damage.But don't worry,you can recover data from hard drive with data recovery software.I have succeed with Tenorshare data recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage,system sabotage etc.
Anyway,download a trial version and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether your files can be recovered.

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I dropped my external hard drive one day and i started hearing rattling sound when i plug it. It worked fine for awhile. Now when I plug's detected by the computer, in other words I get that sound...

I am sorry to hear that. Hard drives have very sensitive moving parts that move require a very high degree of precision and tolerance. As such, they are very susceptible to shock. By the way you describe your problem, it sounds as though there is physical damage to the disk or head. "Rattling" noises of any sort from a hard disc is never good. If there is physical damage, there will be very little you can do yourself I am afraid. There are specialized services that deal with data recovery from physically damaged drives, however they are very expensive.
Here is a link for you if you are interesting in the inner workings of a hard drive.
Good luck,

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My external hard drive was damaged i wont recovery from hard drive.

Depending on the severity of the damage you have a couple of options.

1) Put the HDD inside a airtight bag and place in a freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove the HDD from freezer and see if it works. If it does start to work you will have a limited amount of time to recover the data.

2) Pay Data recovery company to recover the data

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Hi, my external hard drive starts clicking, when connected to the computer. Two LEDs are off and computer doesn't recognize it. Thanks

The hard drive is damaged and you will not be able to get any information off, unless you get it done professionally, which is expensive. Clicking is a tell tale sign of read/write head damage.

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If there is a physical damage on your hard disk then it will not cover under warranty...
If there is no physical damage then you will get a 5 years warranty...

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Took laptop apart to clean, put it all back together,dropped the hard drive. now when i start the computer it has a ticking noise from the hard drive and it keeps running a test on the ethernet connection...

It seems as though you may have damaged more than your hard drive. As far as the hard drive goes... take the hard drive out, shake it like a wrapped Christmas present. Does it rattle?
You basically have 3 options;
1. Get a new hard drive and reload your laptop.
2. Slam the edge of the hard drive on a hard surface and try it again.
3. Take to a data recovery professional. very expensive, based on your symptoms.

Since you are not 100% about your laptop being functional, you should place the hard drive in a USB enclosure and try to see the files on another computer.

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How do I take apart the drive without trashing it?

if the drive hasn't been up and running during its moist encounter, you don't need to open it to dry. you can just leave it on a dry location, preferably wrapped in a towel for about two days to be sure. if no damage was done before, all should work supposedly afterwards.

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Seagate external hardrive

Try to plug it into more than 1 computer other than your PC. If it works, then the problem is the interface between the hard drive and your computer and if it really doesn't work, you're solution is have it recover by data recovery experts. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind, on taking your first steps in such a situation: Do not open the hard disk and try to repair it on your own. If you're data is really, very valuable, don't use automatic data recovery tools. Before you bring it, wrap the defective units in anti-static envelope if possible, bubble wrap it, and seal package securely. You also had an option to recover it on your own by using known data recovery software but it's risky compared if you bring it to a data recovery experts. If the problem is within the mechanical parts of a hard drive, there's a possibility that you will not attain a 98% chance of recovery if you do it on your own.

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