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Finally just rapped the POS sharply on an edge against a counter, just like the old iPod. Spun right up with no clicking when I connected it. Copying the data elsewhere since it's likely to occur again. Before the trolls start flaming me Argue with that. When you have a dead drive and no other recourse what have you got to lose?
Raj Patel raj If it makes clicking noise most likely drive has failed. My oldest WD internal drive is 14 yo and all of a sudden it started clicking loudly and shutdown itself after 30sec.
Removing the data cable as WD suggest didn't help. A guy from recovery services said, if it's spinning, My HDD never fell, nor got a physical damage.
Could be heads calibration issue or a damaged Service Area that stores manufacture data required for HDD operation. I thought of opening and inspecting the heads and platters drive has no critical data on it , pulled the HDD out and while holding it bottom up connected it to the power. Surprisingly, the gravitational force made the trick with the heads! The HDD started spinning without clicking.
The drive was detected and showed in Windows. Copied those using Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier. It took two days to copy while HDD is in bottom up position. Hello Alex,Please can you contact me. Tim Gerard Barker tgbarker. I travel regularly for work so I keep three copies of every drive so that I can travel with two drives and leave one behind in case I get robbed while I am travelling. When all three drives are full I send the third drive back to my home country of Australia in case something happens to my drives in Vietnam.
I have been using WD drives since and I now have 24 drives in total. In the past six months I've had this happen twice so I am thankful that I always keep backups of everything.
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On a side note I sync the backups using a program called Cronosync which syncs all new and updated files automatically at the click of a button. Anyway luckily both of effected drives where still under warranty when it happened and both where backed up onto other copies. WD replaced the drives within a few days of me notifying them of the problem as well. So for anyone whom does have a backup and anything important should be backed up then this is the best way to fix the problem. Just get onto the WD website and log into the my support section.
Notify them of the problem and the drive will be replaced. Aidan hippiesquirrel. Tom Boove, My WD Passport is clicking and continues to click when plugged into different computers, any suggestions? I don't have a warranty and the data is not backed up :. Ej Deathbycrushing. Im also having the same clicking problem with my pc, but i always wear earphones while listening songs, i think my earphone giving me clicking sound, is it really a problem of disk or HDD,??
If it increases while playing games, that's almost certainly a fan in your device with something in it. When that fan spins up, so will the clicking sound, which would explain why it gets more frequent during gaming. Most laptop or desktop fans are quite easy to clean these days, so I would recommend looking up your device model here on iFixit and finding a guide for how to get to the fan assembly so that you can clean it out. Often the object causing clicking will be something like a tiny piece of paper or a piece of hair. J Joaquin jhjoaquin. Posted: April I also experienced this HD symptom when my bosses computer stopped booting up.
He said it happened 3 times in the history he has owned this computer. When I booted it up it made the same mechanical clicking buzzing noize. I opened up the computer tower case. Help Translate iFixit. Back Answers Index. Mark Rep: 2 2 1. View the answer I have this problem too Subscribed to new answers. Is this a good question? Yes No. Voted Undo. Score Please, please tell me someone found a fix- I have a Mac and Mac compatible external harddrive.
Turned off and on a few times, no change, put the hard drive in another machine, no change.
Insight iPhone Cases. Chosen Solution. Dan danj Rep: Sadly, it likely is.