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Hitachi external hard drive click/beep isn't recognized

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by TheLambOfDeth, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. TheLambOfDeth

    TheLambOfDeth Member

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    Thats what i'm hoping. Is there no way to tell if I have platter damage besides professional diagnostics?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    can take the drive apart but you might cause damage to the platters which might not be there right now.
     
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    yeah, guess ill just have to send it to a professional and hope for the best. thanks.
     
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    I just dropped in to thank ddp for his suggestion that the drive wasn't getting enough power. I switched my click-beep hitachi 2.5 (2008 vintage) in its new enclosure from an unpowered hub directly into my laptop's usb and it started working. I'm lucky I found this discussion, since I was about to pry the thing open.
     

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