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...
External Hard Drive Clicking Noise...
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Last edited by Geerththanan; 19-10-2008 at 00:48.
- 19-10-2008 00:38
- 19-10-2008 09:18
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?
- 19-10-2008 12:34
Nop...it doesn't turn off...it's on until you decide to switch it off...but that clicking noise is continuous...
- 19-10-2008 13:02
The disks failed, return it to the manufacturer. You can't open up the internal disk yourself anyway.
- 19-10-2008 13:14
Cool! Cheers for the input guys! I have e-mailed Freecom with regards to the issue, will await a response from them!