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I have a external hard drive from WD Elements model number wd5000. The problem with the hard drive is that when I connect it to my desktop computer the computer recognizes that a usb has been plugged but it does not show on "Computer" file. I tried reconnecting the cables and restarting the computer but the problem persists. I tried plugging it in a different computer and with different cables and still no change. When the external hard drive is turned on it makes a clicking/ticking noise, it s


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Well you hard drive is on its way out the door it sound like it has a case of the "tick tick tick" and well not fixable but if you have info on your hd that you want there is a temp solution but I will not provide it due to its nature and last resort untill we know that it is 100% the issue at hand.
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\015\012do you have a Air conditioner or any heavy appliances on the same circut as the computer ?
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\015\012if so then its probably due to a surge in the power causeing the hard drive to fail. which is also very common with computers.
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\015\012if you have a hard drive that you can use in replacement it would be great if you are able to open the external drive up and replace it.
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\015\012also check the Western Digital website to see if your hard drive is still under warrenty and if it is great it wont take long for them to get you a replacement once your old one has been sent. I have had this happen many many times of the years and alot of the hard drive company's that I have delt with have been great about the RMA that I do with them.
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