[SOLVED] Hard drive stopped working, needle keeps moving back and forth non-stop, easy fix?

Paul F

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The noise started this week rendering the drive useless, I've opened it up and made a video of
how the drive is behaving, is there anything that I could do to sort this out or definitely needs
specialized tech repair?

 

USAFRet

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Whatever its condition before (it was already dying), opening it up has sealed the deal on its demise.

Before you opened it up, a warranty replacement was a possibility. Now, you're out of luck.

The data on it? That's what backups are for.
 

Paul F

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Whatever its condition before (it was already dying), opening it up has sealed the deal on its demise.

Before you opened it up, a warranty replacement was a possibility. Now, you're out of luck.

The data on it? That's what backups are for.
The hard drive was over 2 years old, there are photos and videos which I have no backup for, I imagined the needle was stuck and needed some help but it is actually acting like crazy going back and forth.
 

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