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Clicking sound & not seen

Drive worked fine till it fell off the table (2feet) onto carpet but now just clicks slowly and does not get seen by the pc. no visible damage to case, just out of warranty ...doh !!!!

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Mine does the same thing but the bios did find it? what should i do now

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Re: clicking sound & not seen

Does BIOS detect the hard drive? if not then it has conked off. Buy a new one.

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these drives are a bit delicate and do tend to damage easily when dropped. You may just have knocked a cable loose, could have damaged the usb controller board or may have damaged the HDD.

If you're not concerned about warranty, you can slide the shell off of the body of the drive with a little prying around the back edge(around the metal end with all the plugs. It can be put back when you're done but you will likely leave some tool marks on it.

Once you have it open you will see the HDD mounted along the cases length, at one end it has two small cables attached. ensure they are snug, then follow each to it's other end and ensure they are snug, the check the small circuit board running perpendicular to the HDD to ensute the pinned end it securely attached to the larger ciruit board.

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Once you've installed the HDD in the new enclosure plug it into your computer and power it up. If this works your done, if not the HDD may be finished.

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