My Seagate HD "hums", and it doesn't spin, nor can be read by the computer..


Is this something that has happens often?

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By soulman1015
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. Ok, so here it is. I have a Seagate Barracuda 750GB external HD that hums off and on, but doesn't seem to spin the drive.

    I have looked all over for information on this, and found pretty much nothing in the way of humming except one sound clip...

    My hard drive was literally tapped by a book from about 6 inches up. It was on the floor, and didn't even tip. However, it was on at the time.

    Now, when I plug it in, it gives a literal rhythmic hum. "Hum (pause, pause, pause) Hum etc) and the computer isn't recognizing it.

    Can anyone give me a suggestion? If necessary I will record it and upload the sound. Is this fixable by someone other than a clean room tech (so I'm not stuck paying 700 dollars or more)


  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    If it's not spinning up then it's probably not something you can repair yourself.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    You can always disassemble the external drive and try using it in your computer as a regular drive. The enclosure or its connectors may have been damaged and the drive may be ok.

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