I have a WD10JMVW used as an external drive that stopped working during file transfer the other day. Windows recognizes the disk but won’t show the content. Clicking noise never stops. I saw heavily corroded contacts on the PCB and thought the PCB might be the problem and decided to replace it. Hovewer, people believe clicking noises usually stems from a physical damage to the head & platter system. I wonder if it’s always the case or I should purchase a replacement PCB and try my chance.
The data inside the drive does not worth the money to be paid to recovery companies. All I can do at home is replacing the PCB. Should I go for it or say goodbye to the disk.
Thanks in advance.
You can see the PCB here:
You can listen to the sound it makes here: