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Makes slow click sound but not read by the PC

The LaCie hard drive suddenly was not found on the PC despite a few times re-connecting it. Closer to the ears you can hear sight noise of slow clicks or moves. Usually you can feel the hard spindle move. Any chance to recover it?

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Sure..you can take it to the local computer witch doctor, where they will snapshot your disk to see what's recoverable(usually around 50 bucks for that)..then quote a recovery price.

you may wish to consider this backup option next time around. click here for that information

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