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External hard drive makes kind of a beeping noise.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fazuzan, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. fazuzan

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    A friend of mine was having trouble getting his seagate go flex ext hdd to show up under my computer so I brought it home to take a look at it myself.I tried a lot of things but it still wouldn't show up and under disk management it gave me an I/O error.As it was quite important to get hold of the data inside the hdd I took out the hard disk out from its enclosure and hooked it up internally but it still wouldn't show up but when the hard disk powers up it spins and then makes a noise which sounds like its beeping it does that for some while before any and all activity stops.
    By now I know that its a pretty serious issue with the hard disk but what I want to know is can it be fixed by me,and is the data safe?
    It will be highly appreciated if someone can help me out.
    I'd also like to point out that I have never ever opened a hard disk but I can give it a try as the options seem limited at this point.thanks.
     
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