Hard drive not working after small drop

Hi, so my hdd stopped working aka not being detected by my pc after i accidentally dropped it. The drop wasn't high, just less a couple inches and it dropped on its side. While the pc was booting i never heard any clicking sounds, just an inconsistent humming.

Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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  1. clicking sounds are the heads moving
    low level humming is the platters spinning.
    the heads may be stuck/damaged and unable to move, hence no clicks.
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  2. kurtbaronagliam said:
    Hi, so my hdd stopped working aka not being detected by my pc after i accidentally dropped it. The drop wasn't high, just less a couple inches and it dropped on its side. While the pc was booting i never heard any clicking sounds, just an inconsistent humming.

    Any help would be appreciated thanks.


    Is this an external drive?
    Was it running when it was dropped?
    Reply to USAFRet
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