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I broke my external hard drive. Can I get it to come back to life?

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Last response: in Storage
September 3, 2012 7:17:36 AM

I just bought my hard drive so I don't need anything recorvered from it..but I just bought it and being clumsy like I am, it fell on the floor. Now it makes a clicking noise and doesn't register on my computer. Can I fix my external hard drive or am I better off getting myself a brand new one again. I literally just bought this one though.

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a c 79 G Storage
September 3, 2012 11:23:22 PM

Very bad luck indeed. The clicking noise will most likely be what we call the "click of death" and means there's been physical damage to the drive's delicate components.

It can't be revived, at least not without a full strip-down and refurbishment which is what some third-party companies do with returned faulty ones which they buy cheap & in bulk from Seagate & WD.
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