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Your hard drive is damaged beyond repair. When a hard disk makes a clicking sound and the computer does not detect it then the hard disk is faulty. This is commonly known as "The click of death". There is no way of fixing this hard drive, if you need to recover your data, then there are companies that can recover data off faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
This hard drive is faulty. The ticking sound is the read/write head banging back and forth - known as the click of death. There are companies that can recover data from hard disks BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
Hard drives do not like being dropped, especially when it was in operation. This hard drive is faulty and it is not repairable. There are data recovery companies that specializes in recovering data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services. I suggest you Google search for these companies and get a quote before you proceed.
PS3 Clicking noise is associated with the hardware aspect, so that's your starting point it may come from the PS3 fan clicking, so do check out the fan if there's something that might have got stucked in between. Clogs from too much dust or dirt may also cause PS3 clicking sound.
PS3 clicking noise may also come from the hard drive. The hard drive are a bit noisy because of the mechanical parts and moving drive head when reading and storing data. Again, if the noise level is very minimal, there's no worry. PS clicking noise fro the hard drive that becomes too audible may signify that the hard drive is having mechanical problems and may soon broke down. At this point you may want to backup any data you have
There are two causes for this. 1. Something wrong with the external case. Either not connecting to the HD correctly, not giving enough power, or just a software issue 2. Something is wrong with the actual drive
The best way to figure this out is to open up the external and remove the drive. Take the drive and connect it to a computer (computer is off) and boot up the machine and see if the drive starts to spin. If it makes any strange noises (clicks, beeps directly from the drive itself, grinding noises) turn off the computer right away as you might be causing more damage. If the drive is spinning though and not giving any warning signs then let the computer continue to boot and there's a good chance you'll be able to access the data. If you were having these warning signs, the best thing you could do is look into professional data recovery for the drive. It'll probably be pricey, so you'll have to decide how much the data is worth to you.
A ticking sound could likely mean a hard drive issue. Recommend that you backup data from the hard drive and then perform a disk repair (e.g. CHKDSK from MS DOS command window) to see if there are bad sectors.
Eject any disk from the DVD device.
Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the "data" and/or the "power" connectors from the DVD-ROM.
Turn the computer on, and see if it starts when the DVD-ROM is not part of your system.
If it starts, then your DVD-ROM needs to be replaced.
You will need a data recovery specialist. Hard drives making noise need to be taken apart and put into a special machine to pull what data is not damaged. The more you leave the drive on or play with it the more data is destroyed.