Some of you might have known that my HDD’s head is damaged (at least that’s what the data recovery person said) from my old thread: http://community.wd.com/t5/External-Drives-for-PC/WD-MyBook-External-1-0TB-HDD-No-longer-detected-at-all/td-p/772705
I was browsing through Youtube yesterday and saw many successful video in fixing clicking sound issue.
Of course, by fixing I mean they have opened up the drive and try moving the head around.
And most of the clicking sounds they had are caused by the head is stucked on the platter, and to fix it is just by moving the head back to the rest area where it should be in the healthy drive.
And one thing I noticed, from all the videos I watched (I pratically watched every videos), the so-called “clicking” sounds are nothing like mine.
Their “clicking” sounds are so loud and distinctive and it practically tells you there’s something wrong inside.
For mine, like I told you before, it sounded normal like how the head trying to read the data.
That’s why I’m not too sure if my issue is related to “head problem” as diagnosed by the data recovery people.
However, I do agreed with them that the HDD should not spin down and spin up again like mine did.
So, should I opened it up and see what’s wrong inside since I have already accepted the fact that I will not be able to retrieve the data anymore, so I don’t have anything to lose if I really did screwed up when opening the drive.
And if I do opened it up, what should I do with the head if it does rest on the correct place?
Or is there anything I can try such as checking the head if it is correctly aligned?
Or should I powered up the opened drive to see what’s making the so-called clicking sound so i know where the problem lies?