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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ticking noise
search google and type why is my refrigerator clicking,most sights say the start relay switch has gone bad.mines doing the same thing,if so its a 30$ fix
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
There is a number of data recovery solutions online. Just google it. I would recommend one that sends out a static sensitive bag for transportation. But the customer service rep you spoke with, is probably right. The actuator arm has probably locked up and is failing to move back and forth reading and writing to the platters. Good luck and i feel for you with it being your new born on the hard drive.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Yes. This is going to sound strange. Put the drive in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. Next day, take it out, hook it up, and see if it is recognized.
If so, under My computer, right click on the drive - click Properties - then Tools, then Error Checking. Check box Automatically Fix File System Errors. Let it run. If everything shows up, be ready to transfer wnat you want off of it.
Freezing shrinks the metal parts . Microscopically, but often enough to get stuck parts free enough to get working.
I just went through this with a 750Gig Book. now i have reformatted the drive (after transferring all over to new drive) and the clicking is gone and all disk checks are fine and i wonder whether to trust this device ever again... Hate to just throw out a large drive.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
SOURCE: When i go to turn
Assuming there is no CD in the drive, the ticking sound you describe sounds like hard drive activity, or at least a hard drive that is trying to actuate. Did you or someone else drop the laptop? This is normally a result of the reading heads being out of alignment with the disc platters, a damaged bearing, or a power isssue to the drive that is preventing the reading heads reading the disc platters.
Either way, it is normally a harbinger of death as far at the hard drive is concerned, you will most likely need to replace the drive.
SOMETIMES, you can get the hard drive working one last time to pull any data off you need, this can be done by (assuming it is a SATA drive) connecting it to a spare SATA port on another computer and getting the data copied off. One extreme measure is to place the drive in a sealed bag to prevent condensation and stick it in the freezer for a day, before connecting it to the computer.. I used to laugh at this but it does work.. causes the disc platters to contract and gives enough time to recover data before it warms up again
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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