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I have a Sea gate free agent Go 250 GB. This was working fine till two weeks back. Now when I plug it in it makes some sort of noise but the comupter does not recongnize the external hard disk. I tried the same with anothe lap top but with same results.

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    Jeffrey Groves Dec 31, 2010

    Is the sound a "click-click ... click-click" sound that repeats over and over?

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The noise is made by the rubbing of the reading head on the platters = mechanical defect.
There's nothing that can be done, by anyone , to fix it - it's dead and all the data on it is lost.

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