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Drive only makes a clicking sound, computer does not see drive.

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A hard drive that makes a clicking noise is definitely faulty. If you want to retrieve data from this hard drive there are companies that can pull apart the drive to recover the data. This is specialized work and it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
You can buy a new hard drive and install it in the case to have a working USB hard drive again.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Drive is making a "clicking" sound - Drive not reconized by iMac


The hard disk might have gone down . Kindly diagnose the disk and try . Good Luck

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Drive light is on and makes clicks

Regretfully, Western Digital drives have been known to fail and the sign is a fail to recognize, and the infamous clicking.
I've not found any solution other than attempt data recovery with Disk Warrior or something similar..
There are data recovery companies but they aren't cheap...

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: hard drive makes a clicking sound and does not

if the harddisk is making clicking sound,, then there may be an failure of motor inside it,,, ,, nothing but giving your HD for replacement by manufacturer

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

SOURCE: When i plug in my hard drive it starts to make a clicking sound.

Replace the hard drive, this is the sound of a failed drive, you could try removing from it's housing and connecting it to a USB to hard drive Dongle, plug that into a PC, and if the drive can be recovered that may give you access,. Otherwise it has gone faulty.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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The clicking sound you here is a sign the hard drive has physically crashed. If there is important data, consult a data recovery firm to try and retrieve what files they can- if there is modestly important data on the drive, try placing the drive in a freezer drive and place the bagged drive in the freezer for 48 hours. Once that is done, connect the drive- if it is recognized- BACK UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN. You will have only a limited time before the drive heats back up and likely recrashes the heads into the drive

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Rikiki external hard drive clicking sound

The clicking noise is an indication of a head-crash. The drive is damaged and won't be usable. Restore your files from your backup drive.

If you don't have a backup drive, you'll have to pay someone to try to recover your data.

Feb 12, 2012 | Computers & Internet


My Hard Drive makes a Clicking Sound

Hello<br /><br />This is a tip explaining what exactly you should do when your <span style="font-weight: bold;">Hard drive(Internal/External) makes a Clicking sound.</span><br /><br />I should start by saying that if your drive gets to the point that is start making this sound, it might just be too late to start action, but, we might still have something you can do.<br /><br />Symptoms of this clicking noise includes the fact that the drive is <span style="font-weight: bold;">not picked up by your computer</span> at all. Another symptom is that the drive will <span style="font-weight: bold;">crash frequently</span>, hence crashing your computer. If you have experienced one of these symptoms you can to the right place.<br /><br /><span><br />Causes:</span><br /><br />This specific error mostly occurs in <span style="font-weight: bold;">portable drives(External)</span> due to fact that that dropping the drive is more probable. If the drive is <span style="font-weight: bold;">dropped</span>, the spindle inside the drive will be damaged. hence the clicking noise.<br /><br />The above mentioned is not the only cause, this problem can be bought on by other factors as well.<br /><br /><br /><span>Suggestion: </span><br /><span><br /></span>If you are so fortunate that the drive actually picks up and shows on your operating system, the first step will be to <span>backup</span> all the data on the "faulty" drive you would like to save.<br /><br />If you are unsure on how to backup data, Click <a href="">HERE </a>for step by step instructions. <span>After the backup is done, you will need to get rid of the faulty drive, because it will be useless.</span><br /><br />If the drive does not get picked up by the computer, you will unfortunately need to send the drive in for <span>Data recovery</span>. The tariffs for data recovery is as follow.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">250GB - $150</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">500GB - $300</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">1TB - $500</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><br />I hope this tip can shed some light on this situation.<br /><br /><span>Please feel free top let me know f you need any further assistance.</span><br /><br />Kind regards<br />Lock123<br /><br /><br /><br />

on Dec 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Plug in cord and just hear clicking noise not connecting to a computer

This means that the WD could is trying to connect to the computer but looses the connection. Try plugging the usb cord in another usb slot on your computer. Or try using another cable. Make sure the WD is not giving out any red led light on the device.

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My laptop makes a clicking sound twice when i restarts or shut it down. what cauaes this clicking sound?

Only thing in a computer that makes clicking or knocking sounds is a failing hard drive. - backup immediately, and plan on a replacement since a failing hard drive can function for some time but will die.

Feb 26, 2011 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Seagate Barracuda ATA V 120GB. Using this as an internal storage drive (slave drive). Drive spins up but not seen in BIOS. Drive has clicking sounds every few seconds which sounds like the head searching....

It sounds like a problem with the card on the drive. You could try replace the card with one from an identical drive just to see the result you will get. I have read a lot about what they call "the click of death". So it could well be time for a new drive ckanca. The fact that the bios isnt detecting the drive points to the card. You sould also ensure there is no dirt on the cards contacts with the drive body (by removing the card and cleaning them aswell as ensuring they all make proper contact).

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Im turining my drive on while its connected to my mac and its making a clicking noise and not ringing up on the computer/the computer doesnt show that its connected

When a hard drive makes a clicking sound, (its known as the click of death), The hard disk is faulty and it is unlikely it will work again.
If you need to recover data from this hard disk there are companies that can help you, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

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Computer won't recognize hard drive anymore

The clicking sounds and lack of response makes this sound like a dying hard drive to me, sorry to say.

I would try it on another computer if possible.

There are data retrieval experts but they tend to be expensive, files need to be quite important to make this worthwhile.

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I have a smartdisk Fire Lite external harddrive - When I plug it into the usb hub the computer does not acknowledge it


If you power up the drive and you can feel that the drive is actually spinning, a periodic clicking noise is bad news.
Does the computer make a sound when you plug it in, or does it make a sound.

If the computer recognize when you plug it in, but it just not show in my computer, here is how you fix the problem. Go to:

control panel
Administrative tools
Computer management
Disc management

Now you should see your drive in the schematic below. Right click on it and choose the option to change drive letter or paths. Now just assign a new drive letter to the drive, restart your computer and it should work fine.

Best regards

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Hard drive makes a clicking sound and does not connect to my Macbook Pro. When i unplug the USB or firewire cord from the computer and turn on the drive, it doesn't make the clicking sound

if the harddisk is making clicking sound,, then there may be an failure of motor inside it,,, ,, nothing but giving your HD for replacement by manufacturer

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My Gateway used computer was working and now it won't boot-up and gives message that Hard drive connection is not good. The computer makes clicking or more of a tapping sound and now won't boot. thanks

It sounds like your hard drive has failed, IE.. the clicking/tapping sound. You could have the hard drive tested to be sure. You could swap out the hard drive to another machine and try it.

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