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I dropped my iomega external hard drive model no MDHD360-UE and now when switched on just makes aclicking noise. how can i recover data please

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That does not sound good. If it is clicking then the read head is damaged or the platter motor is damaged. You could try dis-assembling the case and removing the drive. Then install the drive into a PC and see if the information is viewable on the drive. If you have very important information on the drive it can be recovered but would require you to send it to a company like this

They will carefully dis-assemble the drive, remove the platters, and recover the information for a fee. This service can be expensive so you would nees to call and find out the exact cost. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Your not going to like this, but remember you did ask..
The only way to recover your data is to use a data recovery centre.
You can try this place if you are in the USA
This is not an endorsement of that particular company, but an idea of what you will be dealing with.

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