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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

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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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1. Try to connect the HD into different USB ports of your computer. Or might as well, try different computer.

2. If you're using USB cable to connect the HD to the computer, try different cable. If it has a FireWire connection, then try FireWire.

3. If same problem occur, check the Disk Management of your computer while the HD is connected. To check the Disk Management, here's how:

- Right click "My Computer" (for XP) or right-click the "Computer" icon (for Vista or Win 7).
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* If there's a drive letter that disappears, then it's your HD. You may reconnect the HD to the computer > right-click on the HD's drive letter > change drive letter. Try to set the drive letter of the HD in drive X: or V:.

* If the drive letters remained the same, though you disconnect your HD, then, it means that the HD is no longer detected by the computer.

* If the HD appears to be "unallocated", then you need to reformat it.

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