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Blinking red/green light

The hard drive is plugged in and connected to the PC but when switched on, theLED is blinking red/green and making a clicking sound (like a car indicator). I am a complete computer novice so it may be something really obvious but its baffling me and I am totally confused what this means. I want to repair it if possible as it stores all of my photos and music.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks.

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Sorry to tell you but the clinking sound is the reading head trying and failing to access the data - your hard disk is dead, all the data on it is lost.
If you trully can't afford to lose that data there are companies that specialize in extracting data from damaged disks - but it will be extremely expensive, around $1000, and they will not be able to recover all .

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