I turned on my laptop to "back up" some DVDs and PS2 games and got everything ready, but my external hard drive is not recognized by my laptop anymore. When I turn it on, I hear a clicking noise like an attempt at reading the hard drive, but nothing shows up. I can't even view the files on my external through My Computer. It is USB and Western Digital. Is my external HD shot? I just replaced the hard drive in my laptop about 2 months ago after my old one died, so it would really suck if my external died too. Is there any cheap way to get all the mp3s on my external recovered and put onto a new HD? cliffs: external HD died (maybe; it clicks when turned on), need a cheap way to get all the mp3s recovered and put on a new HD to replace this one.