I have a Western Digital My Book 320GB external hard drive. My nephew knocked it off the coffee table (approx. 2 foot off the floor) and it switched off cos the power cable came unplugged from the back.
When i plug it back in, it makes the ususal whirring noise (i presume this is it "spinning up") but after a few seconds it makes a kind of clicking sound 3 times and then stops. This happens twice more and then nothing. It's kind of like the sounds a corrupted /unreadable CD makes in a CR-Rom drive.
My comp doesn't recognise it at all, as if it's not connected. One of my mates says that it has just knocked the actual drive part "off kilter" and that if i open it up myself i should be able to "right it". I'm kinda reluctant to do this as i don't wanna fcuk it up completely.
Should i try this myself, or bring this to a PC repair shop? If so, anybody know of somewhere in Dublin (preferably Northside or City Centre) that will do this? Is it expensive?
Another one of the lads said that if i give it a decent smack, it should fix it but this sounds dubious.
Thanks in advance for any help.