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Acomdata external HD not read. Clicking sound.

I have an Acomdata external hard drive. The hard drive was used to back up all files from a MacBook. The hard drive is no longer visible to either PC laptops or MacBook laptops. The little light on the external drive does not come on. For a while it sporadically was visible. Now, not at all. I do hear a subtle clicking sound when I put my ear to it. The data is very important to me.

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Try taking it out of the casing and putting it into another external hard drive case. That is if you can, if its making a clicking noise it probably means your hard drive went bad or it means its not getting enough power to run make sure all the cords are hooked up tight. I had that problem once the hard drive wasn't getting enough power and i had to mess with it on the inside to make it have enough power. I'm not saying take the hard drive apart im saying take the casing off it and check the inside cords to see if they are tight enough. If that doesn't work leave a message and ill try to help again.

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    KidKobun Aug 28, 2014

    Mine just started doing the same thing. I think it\'s the board inside. I hooked up another drive and my computer wouldn\'t recognize it either. I\'m having the damn hardest time trying to find another Acomdata case with this software.

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

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