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I'm very sorry to have to tell you this, but the clicking sound you are hearing is very bad news.
The hard drive has magnetic read/write heads that hover over magnetic discs - a very gentle and fragile mechanism.
In your drive, the heads are no longer hovering over the discs, instead they are banging agains the discs, which causes the clicking sound that you hear.
There is no way to get data off the drive as it is - the only way to recover the data is to open the drive and exract it manually, using special equipment in a special clean room.
You need to use a data recovery company, a good one is www.werecoverdata.com
- they will take the data out of the drive, put it on a DVD and quickly ship it to you.
I know this is not what you want to hear and am very sorry to give you this piece of bad bad news, but it would be unprofessional of me to do otherwise. I hope you understand and that you are not going to shoot the messenger...
If you have any other questions or need more information, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond!
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