I replaced a drive in an iMac Flat Panel 1.2ghz. The drive would not show up on the desktop and all it does is make the tick tocking sound.
Of course the client is hoping I can get some of his info from the bad drive (no he didn't back anything up).
So far with the drive in my firewwire enclosure I have tried every utility I have including Drive 10 and Disk Utility...no go.
I have tried a few things I have read on the internet; giving the drive a good knock with my hand, giving the drive a good spin on the floor (both directions), freezing the drive overnight in the freezer and finally replacing the drive circuit board with a known good one (can't believe I had another Deskstar drive in the basement)...no go.
I thought the freezer might be helping because the sound is present for a minute or two, but neither is the drive on the firewire chain. Anyone have any other suggestions? It is a Hitachi Deskstar 80gb.