Solved! Hard Drive Platter Exchange

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I transferred the laptop hard drive platter from a broken drive to a new drive and the new drive is now clicking. Nothing was unusual regarding the transfer as it was simple. The heads park properly and the platter spins freely. What is the problem? Is there a video that explains this problem?
 
You actually took the physical platter out of a drive? The heads fly above the platters on a layer of air at distances less than a human hair width. Without a special clean room there is no way this can work. The platters will be contaminated with tiny dust particles from the air. The contamination likely caused a head crash (the heads actually run into the platters). Crashes usually cause data loss.

There are commercial operations that clean and recover data. Big $$$ but perhaps your data is valuable.
 
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You actually took the physical platter out of a drive? The heads fly above the platters on a layer of air at distances less than a human hair width. Without a special clean room there is no way this can work. The platters will be contaminated with tiny dust particles from the air. The contamination likely caused a head crash (the heads actually run into the platters). Crashes usually cause data loss.

There are commercial operations that clean and recover data. Big $$$ but perhaps your data is valuable.
 
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