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\015 I am trying to recover data by connecting my old PC hard disk through an external caddy. It only makes a clicking noise which I presume means that it is dying or dead. Is there anything I can do. Is it worth opening up the disk?\015

Answers :

Opening up the disk will render it unless you have access to a 'clean room' - which most of us don't.

However, I've been able to get 'clicking' drives to work by repeatedly connecting and reconnecting it to the USB and / or power source.

Sometimes it will 'catch'. Sometimes a nice 'tap' on it helps too.

Most of the time, it's spacejunk though.
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