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The Beep of Death

The Beep of #DEATH क न् Although during hard drive failure beeping normally comes from the drive due to faulty hardware, however sometimes if can come from the computer itself. Hard drives do not have speakers built in them, however your motherboard may. Usually the beeping coming from a hard drive is faint and due to faulty mechanical parts internally, however the beep can come from the speaker attached to the motherboard as well. CAUSES OF HARD DRIVE FAILURE MANUFACTURER DEFECTS The common signs are unable to be recognized by the system during the boot up process. ELECTRONIC & POWER SUPPLY This can cause hard drive failure as the result of a sudden power surge or excessive power supply to your device. INTERNAL VIEW OF HARD DRIVE This occurs from regular use of the drive overtime, excessive heat, and running a drive over 75% full. EXTREME TEMPERATURE Excessive heat can be caused by a faulty fan, improper ventilation due to dust and debris or a fan which is running sluggishly. TOO MANY BAD SECTORS When the drive has to continually deal with bad sectors it can cause it to work harder than needed and eventually fail. ミ HARDRIVE STINCTION Another very common problem with laptop hard drives is stiction. If you can hear a beeping or mechanical sound coming from your drive that sounds similar to this and you cannot hear the motor spin up, then stiction may be the problem. Stiction requires clean room repair and in most cases parts are needed. This problem occurs when the heads come in contact with the platters from a drop or heat usually, then becoming "stuck onto the platters" causing potential head and platter damage. Most cases like this can be recovered successfully if no tinkering or further damage is done to the drive. FIXING A BEEPING EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE SHUT DOWN YOUR EXTERNAL DRIVE If you recognized that external hard drive beeping, shut it down immediately and call a professional data recovery service. DO NOT OPEN THE DRIVE YOURSELF TO LOOK IN OR TRY TO FIX IT Do not attempt this procedure if you do not have the proper equipment and experience. 3 CONSIDER CALLING ON PROFESSIONALS EARLY To preserve data integrity call a Data Recovery Expert immediately (not a PC repair or IT company). SAVING YOUR DATA FROM THE BEEP OF DEATH Turn off your computer immediately. An expert hard drive technician can give you the best advice. Do not try putting the hard drive in the freezer. These moves are very risky. Data recovery software will not help if the hard drive is making noises that suggest physical damage or failure it will only make the situation worse and potentially cause the drive to become unrecoverable. HardDriveBeeping.com www.HardDriveBeeping.com SOURCES http://www.harddrivebeeping.com/ http://www.southjerseydata.com/sounds.html http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/tech/repair.html

The Beep of Death

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Although during hard drive failure beeping normally comes from the drive due to faulty hardware, however sometimes if can come from the computer itself. Read here: http://www.harddrivebeeping.com

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