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Problem 2 I have a Acomdata 250 GB HDD with Mac OSX 10.5.2 and it wont detect it.....the blue light is on, but it doesnt show activity nor spin, its a faint ticking noise, sometimes it will mount sometimes it wont, its never a guarantee but most of the time i can leave it on for hours and nothing will happen

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    I have the same problem it was working fine for about a year and a half. then it stopped working. I power it on and i hear a faint ticking noise, but the disk does not sound like it;s sipinning. I have left it on over night like this and still nothing.



    I would like get some data off of it. Like my family pictures. music files can be replaced. but the pictures. any help would be appreciated



    Thanks

    George

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The feint ticking noise usually indicates a dead hard drive.
The heads are flicking back and forth at random and make the ticking noise you hear.
The drive can still be detected because the physical hard drive and the controller board on it are in reality 2 seperate components working together. So the controller board is also trying to access the hard drive without luck.

If you have not dropped the unit or knocked it over etc, then chances are the controller board is what has died and therfore you still cannot access the drive. You may get lucky in finding a new controller board to replace a failed one and that will also get your data back.

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