Hard drive keeps making noise

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Xollo - Jul 4, 2016 at 10:51 AM
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- Jul 5, 2016 at 03:25 AM
Hello,

I am having trouble with my hard drive when i plug it in my pc it lights up but instead of showing on my pc it keeps making a noise,please help is it broken can it be recovered. Thank you in advance

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Jul 4, 2016 at 07:53 PM
It's probably broken and can't be recovered.
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Jul 5, 2016 at 03:25 AM
Hi Xollo,

Could you describe the noise coming from the hard drive? Is it a clicking noise? Please check if the drive appears in Device Manager and in Disk Management. Check the drive on another PC and with another USB cable. Sadly, if the drive is not working even on another PC and the noise is like “click-click-click” there may be a serious mechanical problem with the drive. Unfortunately those kinds of problems can not be repaired. You may need to replace the drive.

Hope this helps

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