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The Computer isn't reading the Hard Drive thus making it not turn on

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The interface has gone out, these portable drive are horrible i have 2 go bad withing months of each other.

theres not much you can do beside taking out the drive and buying another enclosure and putting it in the drive in that enclosure.

so replacing the enclosure is the only option, since the device is out of warranty. just pry open the enclosure and remove the HD, and then buy another enclosure, add the HD to it. the problem is solved.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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Crackling noise when idle


Any sounds other than a light humming or hearing that arm move lightly back and forth is usually a sign of the hard drive failure beginning.

Does the computer have a S.M.A.R.T.S. system on it in the bios. What model of computer is it? You need to get in the bios by tapping F10 or DEL key a few times when it shows the first screen on the monitor.
Once you get in bios, go through each tab and see if you can locate a smarts option and make sure it is enabled.

Scandisk is only good if there is actually bad sectors or bad headers on the platters of a hard drive, corrupt data and such, thus it gives you the software physical side of the hard drive, but the smarts is a self monitoring system. It detects abnormality in the hard drive itself and warns you ahead of time of a catastrophic failure due to the way the drive is not acting correctly.

Here is more info about smarts. Hope this helps.
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Mar 15, 2014 | LaCie Hard Drives

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External Harddrive stopped working / isn't recognized anymore by my computers.


If you're lucky, it's just your drive isn't receiving enough current to it (and therefore can't spin - thus those strange sounds) and if you're a bit less lucky it might be an electrical problem of the controller board of the enclosure. I don't imagine you have another power supply for the external enclosure on hand, and I doubt any warranty for your product would include data retrieval, so here's what you can do yourself; Unscrew the hard drive out of the external enclosure and try connecting it directly to your PC (you will need to know which end goes where, beyond that it's pretty straight forward and you need not be a computer wizard to test it - just make sure you don't fiddle with your PC's innards while it's plugged in and as a precautionary measure unplug he power cord off it before even opening it up). Follow up on this topic if you require any additional help with it. If you can manage, then once connected, plug you PC back to the el. grid, turn it on and see if the affected hard drive came back to life. Boot to your OS and make a backup of data you need to retrieve either on your other internal drive or alternatively burn it to recordable optical media. You will need another external enclosure for your drive after it and, may I suggest, you get an actively cooled one instead. If you're unlucky, it's the hard drive itself that's gone bad (in external enclosures it's most typically due to overheating and might be hard drive's PCB board that's burnt). That will require advanced servicing and might cost you an arm and a leg to get your data back, depending on where the problem lies. PCB can be exchanged for a working one also in a DIY fashion, however it requires a bit more know-how and I wouldn't suggest you do it on your own. If the motor gave, then servicing in a "clean room" environment is required and that might get darn expensive. Best of luck, though! Please tell us how it went either case ;)

Apr 23, 2012 | Beyond Micro / Mobile / 500GB / 7200 / 8MB...

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My Iomega hard drive isn't working whenever I plug it in to my computer I hear a clicking noise but no response, meaning my computer or others are not reading it.


noise coming from a hard means that the hard drive is already have a problem and if it is not read by the computer it is already broken you must replace it.

Aug 01, 2011 | Iomega Hard Drives

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My dell latitude 620 is not accessing hard disk, giving report of 'No Boot sector'


> no Boot sector

A computer "boots" by reading the first few sectors from the diskette (or CD-ROM) or disk-drive, and then running the software that just was read, to "kick-start" the whole process of starting Windows.

Thus, "no boot sector" could mean:
* the disk could not be read at all,
* the information was read from the disk, but it was recognized as being a valid computer-program

So, it's possible that your disk-drive is "dying".
Take your computer to a computer-store, for more trouble-shooting.

Oct 22, 2010 | Dell Hard Drives

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Hard drive is not working.


The clicking noise is most likely the hard drive trying to restart or start the drive i think the motor is not turning thus no data being sen nor received

Apr 13, 2010 | Iomega 750GB Esata/usb 2.0 750 GB Hard...

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Hard drive doesnt show up when plugged in


Hi

Thank you for your query

If the hard drive is making a knocking/clicking sound, then unfortunaltey its on its way out.

The read arm that reads the metal discs inside the drive is heating against the discs, thus causing the knocking sound


I would recommned that you replace the drive ASAP

I hope this helps

Feb 28, 2010 | LaCie Hard Drives

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External Drive automatically changes drive letter


Did you mean it look like this in your screen:

Toshiba (I) and then Game Drive (H)

Then on My Computer, Right click your mouse, then select to SORT IT by Name. This will make H before I.

Thus this help.

Apr 29, 2009 | Toshiba (MK4032GAX) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Thinks it's full


232 gbs is normal, a 250 GB hard drive has generally less space than 250 GBs, the actual size of the disk depends on the way used to format it.

Jul 27, 2008 | LaCie (300770) 250 GB Hard Drive

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