Over the past few hours...upon switching on my external hard drive..it has been making a clicking noise...and my pc is detecting it when it is switched on and off...but it doesn't seem to appear in My Computer..
It was doing a couple of clicking noises last night but I didn't take much notice of it...
Upon doing a few google searches, I am being hinted towards a potential hard drive failure...
Is there any easy way of sorting this out..? i.e. opening it up and seeing what's wrong...? Or will it be covered under the warranty..?
It's a Freecom 3.5" 500GB USB 2.0 hard drive... help/suggestions please...
Does sound like hard drive failure to me. If you open it up it voids the warantee i think.
Does it randomly turn off at all?
Nop...it doesn't turn off...it's on until you decide to switch it off...but that clicking noise is continuous...
The disks failed, return it to the manufacturer. You can't open up the internal disk yourself anyway.
Cool! Cheers for the input guys! I have e-mailed Freecom with regards to the issue, will await a response from them!
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