Question about Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 (ST3250824A) 250 GB Hard Drive
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.
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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test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause you problems computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly
a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working
check the CPU make sure it has thermal paste and dust free secure seating
also check your computer ram modules and cmos battery make sure they are dust free and securely seated some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope it helps
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Your PS3's problems are actually being caused by a connection error between the hard drive and motherboard. Without a correctly working hard drive connection your PS3 is unable to function and goes into shutdown mode, with the flashing red light warning.
So in order to fix the blinking red light on your PS3 you will need to repair the connection between the HDD and the motherboard.There is actually a rather simple way that you can do this yourself; while your PS3 console is switched off, locate the hard drive enclosure on the end of your console. Remove the plastic cover plate, then using a screwdriver unscrew the hard drive itself from its socket. Carefully remove it completely, then put it back in again. Tighten the holding screw, then restart your PS3
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