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Angst

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Hey guys, I'm using a Western Digital 300GB external hard drive. It's about two or three years old, and all of a sudden one day the drive letter just stopped showing up. I know it's there because when I opened up the Vista peripherals and hardware window, it showed the drive as WD. I tried a shorter cable, using different outlets and USB ports, and nothing seems to work.
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Glad to see the overwhelming amount of replies.

I tried another power cord and the hard drive is just clicking. Shall I try to put it in another enclosure? The only thing about that that I'm worried about is I don't want to break the whole thing if a higher power source is all that's required.
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Sorry for your wait as we have been very busy. The clicking you are hearing may be what is often referred to as The Click of death and usually means the drive is failing or had failed.
In your case it sounds like ti has failed.
Since you have tried different cables with no success then the other option is to either try it on another system or remove the drive from the enclosure and try to slave it in a system and see if it works then. If still no joy then I would believe the drive has failed.
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Glad to see the overwhelming amount of replies.

I tried another power cord and the hard drive is just clicking. Shall I try to put it in another enclosure? The only thing about that that I'm worried about is I don't want to break the whole thing if a higher power source is all that's required.


http://www.geekstogo..._1#entry1904961
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Not sure what the link is for as the original post here indicated a clicking sound as I mentioned in my post.
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Not sure what the link is for as the original post here indicated a clicking sound as I mentioned in my post.

missed the clicking part
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No problem we all have done it at one time or another.
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