Drive won't start


#1

I have a WD1600CO32 external hard drive.  My computer crashed and now I am trying to recover my files from the external hard drive but all I  get is a “clicking” sound for a few seconds and the USB port won’t open it.  Is this drive shot too?   Would appreciated any advise if it can be recovered.


#2

You might now be getting enough power to the drive.  Try connecting it directly to a wall plug, and see if it shows up.


#3

Is there anything I can do if it still won’t start after plugging it directly into the wall?  I can hear a faint hum and feel the vibration but the rings don’t light up.  Can I install it in an enclosure and if so, how do I get it out and what enclosure can I use?  I really don’t want to loose the files stored on this drive.