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My hard drive is not displayed in my computer and a sound like tik tik tik tik comes from inside the drive

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Sounds like a hard disk failure. You may need to take it to a samsung repair center to retrieve any data or replace on warrenty.

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The hard drive is faulty. The tik sound is generally known as the "click of death".
You need to replace the hard drive, it cannot be repaired.
If you need to recover data from this hard drive, there are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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