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The drive will not spin up, all I hear is a very faint "clicking" sound. I have heard I could freeze the drive, or wack it.

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You have a dirty hard drive the clicking sound is the reader arm skipping across the hard drive platters give your hard drive a firm tap to side which will free up the reader arm once you freeze it it will only last a short amount of time

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