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How do i fix my external hard drive? it makes a clicking sound and there is a red blinking light that goes on it, it also sounds like a scratching sound.

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HI, this is a sign of a dead hard drive. this cannot be fix unfortunately. The clicking is coming from the tracking assembly. there is a scanning arm that has a attached reader lens on it. the arm is connected to a tracking motor and gear assembly as well. this entire assembly has failed. the complete replacement of this unit is needed. there are no in house procedures for this type of hardware failuer.

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