my freaking mom dropped my harddrive while it was in a external case
it makes a clicking noise and doesnt mount!!!
I did a similar thing many years ago with an old WD 4GB HDD. I didn't need the data on it anyway, and it wouldn't work properly, so I took the cover off and could actually see the head actuator and the platters moving... I was running scandisk which would lock the PC at about 50%, so when it got to about 48% I *gasp* rubbed my fingers all over the exposed top surface of the upper platter as it was spinning.... When it locked up I just pulled the cables out of the back of it while the platters were still spinning... Really awesome gyroscope effect! Much stronger than I would have thought! Then I took the whole thing apart... Fascinating!
i have it in my freezer rite now...
Are you planning to eat it at a later date?