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Mybook of 500GB has a strange noise in disk

Mybook stop work suddenly, i dont know what happend with it, i turn off, disconected etc. i make everything but the HD still doesnt work

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If it's making a clicking, rattling, or "leaking" (like the sound of air whistling out of a balloon) then the drive may be damaged and it's time to contact Western Digital support.

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