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Makes "clicking" noise and will not mount

My EZQuest Cobra firewire drive disappeared from my desktop. When I restarted it, it makes a "clicking" noise and does not mount. The clicking noise sound like it is trying to engage something??? It is about 7 years old.

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  • mcrousseau9 Jun 03, 2010

    I have an identical drive will this cuicuit board work?

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That is a common noise when your HD just failed it can be internal or external most of them work the same way, there is 2 metal readers that hover on top of the actual disks to read the information. Those readers get stuck or keep going back and forward trying to read (that is the clicking noise) a way to try to fix the problem (it works sometimes) is replacing the circuit board attached to the hard drive (inside the metal enclosure) and you have to find one with the same characteristics as the one you have now. sometimes when we really need to recover the information we try that and it may, may not work

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