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I have a 120 GB WD portable hard drive (the one that just has a USB 2.0 connection no power cord) and it use to make a clicking sound when i plug it in. Now when i plug it in it doesnt click but make a sound like its reading snd the drivers install but nothing displays in My Computer. I have valuable information on it that needs to be backed up please help me...

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Did you tryed in another computer???Does it work???Try it and let me know for the successssss?

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