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The hdd does spin but is not detected

The hdd is 80gb wd800 type it does spin but is not detected by my pc and it sometimes produce clicking sound

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It is phyisically damage and will not work it is bettre just replace the hard dirve.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
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Posted on May 10, 2010

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A clicking noise from a hard drive typically indicates that the drive is about to fail or has failed completely. If the drive is still under warranty, contact Western Digital for a replacement drive. If not, you will need to purchase a new hard drive. There are services to recover some of the data off of a failed hard drive, but the rates can be quite high.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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