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I've got 4 hard drives in my main rig, was gonna pull one out for another HTPC build.

Long story short, the hard drive dropped on tile flooring. Now when i try to hook it up to the new htpc, screen is blank, and there's a clicking sound every second for about 1min.

wasted 1.5tb Seagate 7200rpm down the drain... what do u think broken inside? is this repairable? thanks.
Edited by cozmo5050 - 1/24/11 at 2:19pm
    
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It's definitely broken inside.... Unless there is some priceless data on it, it's not worth repairing. It's very expensive.
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It's definitely broken inside.... Unless there is some priceless data on it, it's not worth repairing. It's very expensive.
i made sure to transfer files over before planning on reformatting. This is kind of sad, $75-$100 down the drain
    
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It's possible that the arm came off track - you can always try opening it up and making sure it is on track, or banging it off of something to try and get the arm back on track - worth trying as you don't have much to lose?
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it's definitely broken inside.... Unless there is some priceless data on it, it's not worth repairing. It's very expensive.
+1

Mechanical damage. Smarts on you for making a backup.
    
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Like other said, Something on the inside broke. Since it won't work beside paying money to repair it, open it up and see what's broken!
post #7 of 25
RMA it.
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Would RMA cover this? just tell them you never dropped it.
when someone in my maths class was having a bad day they threw their £110 ($220) Graphic calculator across the class room and it smashed. he gave it back in pieces and got a new one from Casio!
    
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If you have a bucket, fill the bucket with ice and then water. Put the drive in the ice water for maybe a minute, but not longer than two.

The extreme cold of the bucket will cause all of the parts to contract, and whatever got knocked out of place will click back into place. To dry it, put it in an oven on a relatively low temperature (like, 150 degrees F) for like half an hour, and you should be good to go.
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Quote:
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If you have a bucket, fill the bucket with ice and then water. Put the drive in the ice water for maybe a minute, but not longer than two.

The extreme cold of the bucket will cause all of the parts to contract, and whatever got knocked out of place will click back into place. To dry it, put it in an oven on a relatively low temperature (like, 150 degrees F) for like half an hour, and you should be good to go.
Cold water will only be 32f at best, you could put it in the freezer and get it just as cold without getting it soaking wet.
    
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