Well first of first you need to ask yourself two questions
1. How is important is your data? 2. Do you have some IT skills?
before we start our advice and tips, please always seek some professional advise!, and if you have hard disk clicking or making any strange noise or have liquid spillage, you have dropped it then defiantly you do not want to make the situation worse so get it to professional data recovery centre , there are data recovery companies in London who offer totally free estimate and we are happy to tell you we are one of these companies .
We will be talking about troubleshooting external usb hard disk which stopped working :
1. Check if the power is going to the hard disk therefore check the electric socket and the ac adapter .
2. Try to switch the hard disk off and then after 30 second or so switch on and test
3. Try to use a different usb socket (where is the hard disk plugged ) , if still not showing up
4. Try to turn your computer of and one and then plug the hard disk and test
5. Try to use a different hard disk enclosure
Thing not to do unless you want to learn :
- No to put your hard disk in the fridge ! or in the oven
- Do not try to open it yourself , it will cost you nothing for data recovery engineer to test it for you .
- Do not try to shake the hard disk
The Good news is very often that data on failed hard disk or media are recoverable
What to do when you have a clicking hard disk drive ?
When a hard drive starts spinning, and then you hear clicking noise with a constant or intermittent sound while unsuccessfully trying boot or be recognised by your computer. Usually this is a sign of damaged or crashed heads inside the hard disk drive and it means the drive needs to be opened in a class 100 clean room environment in order to do a data recovery.
Don’t try to open the drive by yourself and better not to keep trying to connect the hardware (hard disk drive ) to your computer or a power source you could damage the platters making your data hard to recover.
Use a data recovery service in the end of the data ask yourself a question, is your data important?
hard disk drive data recovery should bering your data as it was , get in touch with our data recovery service in centre London and we defiantly will help 020 7580 8496