the Seagate Knowledge base hasn't been too helpful: most of the posts relating to 'buzzing' HDDs just say "yep, you're screwed, it'll be around $2K to recover data, but you can probably send the device to Seagate for warrantee replacement." One of them suggests that a "spindle motor bearing may have seized. Otherwise you may have a stiction problem, although that is less likely."
I *think* the problem may have started after the desktop unit was tipped over, however the unit worked fine afterwards, until it was turned off.
any advice on trying to resolve this? would a local computer repair shop be an option for something like a seized bearing?
Cheers for any help you can give!