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Hard disk does not work, and it produces a ticking sound

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3.5 head stuck problem

would say you will be up for a new hard drive

before the hard drive fails on you

save all the information off the laptop you have
either usb or cd ....everything..

see if you can make a bootable usb
it may help


May 20, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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My drive fall form table i was tryed it is not working and not able to read my data that drive needle getting tick tick sound coming what can do?

The continuous "tick tick" normally means low power on the device.
Means: Case board broken or hdd logic board fault.

Possible solutions:
- Try to change usb port and usb cable.
- If you have an usb power adapter try to connect it JUST for some seconds to see if the disk spins.
Warning: you can burn your disk because the classic usb omputer port use a 500mA max power while an USB A/C normally can offer up to 2000mA.
- Buy a cheap 2.5" hdd case and put on it your 160gb hdd because the board of the Apollo could be broken. In this case check before buying if you need a SATA or a PATA interface.

If nothing changes, sorry, your hdd is probably dead.

Sep 13, 2012 | Imation Apollo Portable - Hard drive - 160...

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My hard disk turn off every 1 hour then it make a unusal sound nd wont restart again . Then again next day its start and after 1 hour it gets hang nd start making tick tick noise ... does m hard disk...

Go to the power settings and set it to never turn off hard drive...the tick tick noise are the read and write heads working (that's what writes information on the hard drive) which is perfectly normal with an older hard drive....the hang is probably a virus or needs a good cleaning...I recommend advanced system care as a program to clean your hard drive and fix the errors....uninstall any and all programs not needed or unused

Sep 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My IPOD Classic will not work. When I turn it on there is a notice that reads I should contact apple support. Also if I put it up to my earI can hear tick. It sounds like a clock or as if the track is...

It is indicating a Hard Disk failure. The clicking sound you are hearing is the head hunting for data on the Hard Disk. Normally it should happen in seconds.
This is a sound one should dread on any device which runs on a Hard disk. It spells death and one has to go through the nightmare of recovering precious data or files from the HDD !! . If you give it to the Ipod service center they will recover all your data and reload it onto a new HDD and return your Ipod as good as it was before this failure.

May 02, 2011 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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Computer does not recognise, device making ticking sound


the ticking sound is a sign that the hard disk has crashed.

I would advise that you get another hard disk. Your present hard disk is having a bad sector.

Even if you are able to fix the problem, sooner or later, it would still disturb again.

So why not just change it once and for all.

All the best.

Jan 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When put on the pc, tik tik sound coming from inside the HDD. and no HHD detect

Hard disk drive has gone bad. the ticking is the read heads hitting the stops hard. means that the disk might have been dropped.
If the ticking is musical in nature, like a waltz, this is caused by a virus that can activate after april 1st of any year.

Jul 02, 2009 | Samsung SpinPoint P80 SP1604N 160 GB Hard...

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500gb hard disk - ticking sound - is data gone?

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Oct 20, 2008 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Hdd multi media player

dude try to repair that hard disk...first insert the xp cd then use Recovery Console,,,,Chkdsk /r and Chkdsk /p

Aug 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hard drive apparently deceased

Technically any equivalent drive should work.
There are many drives available which should work in this laptop.

most laptops are 2.5 inch drives - only the height varies; rated as 1/8 height, 1/4 height or 1/2 height.

Remeber that you will need a way of re-installing your operating system once the hardware is fixed. You will need the recovery disk or original os disk provided with the laptop to make this operation go smoothly.

Jul 02, 2008 | Sony VAIO R505EL Notebook

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