Problem with my usb powered external HDD

 Boyd -
my Toshiba external hard drive makes a clicking sound and wont connect with my computer ....need help .thanks

1 reply

You honestly don't have many options. The best one is to wrap the hard drive in a lot of plastic bags and put it in the freezer. Make sure you run the cord out so you can connect it to your computer. It should slow down the hard drive so that the reader doesn't skip (that is what the clicking sound is). Your other option is to take it to a recovery company. That will be very expensive since it is a mechanical issue.

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