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HP External Personal Media Drive HD 3000 stopped working.

Clicking sound. Turns on but doesn't connect with the computer.

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You have bad heads and or bad media (platters) this is not an easy fix, if the data is important I would recommend sending to a data recovery company Digital Recovery (www.digitalrecovery.co.nz) are good and well priced. Or you open it yourself and inspect the insides. If the platters look okay try finding another drive drive with the same model number and do a head swap, only do this if the data is not all the valuable to you since it is very likely you could do more damage and render recovery impossible

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