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Old WD Hard Drive Spins up, does not click

I had an old HD that would not power up, so I replaced the PCB with the exact same model and now it powers on! Yay!
The only problem is the hard drive does not click at all, the motor just runs, but besides that, there is no other sounds.

Is there a way to fix this?

It is a SATA Western Digital WD3200JS


Ps. There is nothing on google about non clicking hard drives, just clicking hard drives.

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Actually there are prior discussions.

In reply to: Old WD Hard Drive Spins up, does not click

Not going to re-google this but no movement usually means board or drive motors are still dead.

The usual is not to change the board but to move platters from bad to good drive. Very advanced work, doesn't always work.

Post was last edited on August 4, 2017 9:42 AM PDT

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In reply to: Old WD Hard Drive Spins up, does not click

There are no user replaceable parts inside a hdd.

Even if there was you would not want to open it up outside a clean room.

Considering that's a $22 item it's not worth playing with.

If there is very important data on it you send it out to a place like Drivesavers.

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So all this could be backed up for 22 dollars.

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Plus tree fiddy for tax.

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