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Western digital 500 not coming on

I've had this external drive for over two years and have a tone of personal stuff on it and it just stopped working. The green lght comes on and it spins and also makes a clicking noise

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Did you drop it anytime recently...
if you did ....there is a possiblity of damaging the cylinders and sectors inside which could make it difficult to retrieve the data stored in the hd...
please take it to a service center to find it is not the case...
or

try to connect your hd in another system and see whether it works in that system

thankyou

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