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Dropped hard drive on floor. When plugged in lights up but does not cylce as usual. Circular lighting pattern simply stay lit?? Can this be fixed or data recovered?

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Hello,

It is possible that the hard drive have loosed contact, or has shifted from its right position inside the hard drive case when it dropped on the ground. Open the hard drive case in order to gain access to the hard drive inside it. Remove the hard drive and fix it back into the case, then try again.

If it still doesn't respond, then it means the fault is either from the hard drive or the hard drive case.

Look for someone that can borrow you an hard drive case, fix your hard drive inside it and if work, then it means you will need to buy another case. but if it doesn't work, then it means the hard drive is damaged.

If the hard drive is damaged, then it means you need to buy another hard drive as it cannot be repaired or recovered. Its a taboo for a hard drive to fall on the ground. But in this situation, I believe the fault should be from the hard drive case since the case prevented the hard drive from falling on the ground directly.

Good luck.


Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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  • bpage299 Aug 05, 2010

    my sons says it makes repeated clicking noises also as you heard the hard drive try to spin up or boot up. it stops after the 5th or 6th click but then a minute later when i tries to boot up again you hear it again. Does this change things?

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    Walesarumi Aug 05, 2010

    Hello,

    here is the trick about hard drive: Once a hard vibrate or spins, it means the hard drive is still good. But was a hard drive make a crackling noise, it means the hard drive is damaged.

    Hard drives are not repairable, once its damaged, then it needs to be replaced.

    But I will still advice you to open the hard drive case, remove the hard disk and fix it back, then try again. If the hard drive doesn't pick up, leave it for about tow hours and try again.

    If after doing all of the above and it still does not pick up, it means you might end up getting another hrad drive.

    I hope this is clear to you now.

    Take care.


  • bpage299 Aug 05, 2010

    Also, we began to take the case off and only one side pops open. Its the interface side with all the switchs and ports. I am afraid to pry it open because the side where it slopes together doesnt seem to open or is glued together. Im afraid of breaking the case.

  • Walesarumi
    Walesarumi Aug 05, 2010

    Use a flat screw drive and apply some force. its difficult to open because I believe this is the first time its being opened. there is nothing t worry about.






  • bpage299 Aug 05, 2010

    i got the case open and left everything hooked up and set the hard drive on the table. When booted it still made clicking noises. Not crackling. Clicking. You can hear the drive spin up but when its done spinning up you hear clicking noises where you usually hear the all familiar sound of hrad drive crackling activity.

  • bpage299 Aug 05, 2010

    i got the case open and left everything hooked up and set the hard drive on the table. When booted it still made clicking noises. Not crackling. Clicking. You can hear the drive spin up but when its done spinning up you hear clicking noises where you usually hear the all familiar sound of hrad drive crackling activity.

  • bpage299 Aug 05, 2010

    i got the case open and left everything hooked up and set the hard drive on the table. When booted it still made clicking noises. Not crackling. Clicking. You can hear the drive spin up but when its done spinning up you hear clicking noises where you usually hear the all familiar sound of hrad drive crackling activity.

  • bpage299 Aug 05, 2010

    i got the case open and left everything hooked up and set the hard drive on the table. When booted it still made clicking noises. Not crackling. Clicking. You can hear the drive spin up but when its done spinning up you hear clicking noises where you usually hear the all familiar sound of hrad drive crackling activity.

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