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My seagate Free Agent external harddrive fell on ground yesterday. I unplugged it from the computer and try to use it again but it doesn't even show on the computer. The PC doesn't show the name of the harddrive but the light on the harddrive is still on and have a click sound.

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Hard drives can make a little noise when you shake it gently, but to hear clicking sounds when it's running is not a good sign. I dropped a brand new 120 gig hdd for a customers lap top right outside the store. It made noise when I shook it "carefully" but nothing installed. NOTHING..... Tested it. It was dead. Since you say it's an external see if all inside is connected tightly.

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