“WD my passport has a clicking noise and it is not loading, it has someone elses data and and i am wondering how much it would cost to get it working again.”
A clicking noise and a WD My Passport hard drive that isn’t loading is is situation that calls for a data recovery service. You can always to to learn how to recover data from a bad external hard drive but I advise against it. Data recovery is difficult at the best of times and putting hard drive into the hands of someone who doesn’t know what they are doing is a recipe for disaster. To avoid this costly mistake (you may actually loose your data), it’s a good idea to learn about hard drives and how they work. The WD My Passport hard drive is not different from all the only conventional hard drives you see for sale. To learn about hard drives, their problems and what to do about them when they go wrong I Googled some typical hard drive failures like “busted hard drive” and “how to fix a WD passport”. Once I’d gotten past a lot of crap I found some useful links to some useful sites. A couple of favourites were http://www.recover-deleted-data.co.uk – a good site for learning about the practice of data recovery [including WD My Passports], and http://johnnyforeigner.jimdo.com which is another data recovery blog but rather more technical in nature than the first site.