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Hitachi Microdrive 4GB won't write or format

I have a Hitachi 4gb microdrive which has suddenly stopped being recognised by anything. I have tried a mac, a PC, an Ipaq, a digital camera. None of them will see it or allow me to format it. When you first plug it in it makes a whirring noise that repeats with a very slight pause after which it stops making any noise at all.

Is there any way that I can fix this problem?

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I'm afraid that sound like a dead drive.

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