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The clicking sound you here is a sign the hard drive has physically crashed. If there is important data, consult a data recovery firm to try and retrieve what files they can- if there is modestly important data on the drive, try placing the drive in a freezer drive and place the bagged drive in the freezer for 48 hours. Once that is done, connect the drive- if it is recognized- BACK UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN. You will have only a limited time before the drive heats back up and likely recrashes the heads into the drive

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