external hard drive

  graham11 23:26 27 Dec 06

hey guys and girls , my external hard drive has decided to stop working the case all lights up but when it starts to power the hard drive up it clicks like it is getting stuck has anybody got any ideas on ot this problem could be and the easyiest solution to fixing it because i dont want to lose all my music over 70 gig of itp.s ive opened the case up to look for anything obvious but to no avail the hard drive it self is a sealed unit tho !! thanks again graham11

  johnnyrocker 23:36 27 Dec 06

other than checking connections i suspect you could be in for a very sad hdd demise you could also check device manager for issues but tis a straws job i feel.


  Technotiger 23:38 27 Dec 06

Hi, are you sure the clicks are coming from the hd? psu's sometimes make a similar noise when they are on the way out. How old are the drive and the psu?

  johnnyrocker 00:18 28 Dec 06

my thoughts re the prob are based on the pc working normally otherwise but you make a good point,


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