Is the hard drive making weird noises after the power got shut down

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I think something within the hard drive is in the wrong place.

Is it safe to open the 2.5 inch hard drive? Or is there something else I can do?

Best Answer

It is definitely not safe to open the hard-drive up. By doing so, you would risk letting dust in; the smallest amount of which could do even more damage to the drive. Besides, your chances for fixing the mechanical parts are very slim.

If the drive is still under warranty, try to have it serviced.

Can you still access the data on it? If so, make a full backup immediately!