OK. So my brother's laptop decided to commit suicide this week after he accidentally dropped it. His computer worked after it, but it got slower, he had issues, and what not. Finally it just stopped seeing the hard drive. My theory is its a connection within the computer, because after I had him remove and put it back, he attempted to start it up and the hard drive was clicking. I'm not a super huge hard ware person, but am I correct in thinking that there is a possibility that I (or someone better) can get the hard drive working in say another case so that his information may be accessed. I just spent the last 30 minutes talking with him about what his best option is for a new computer (we are Mac people, so it was limited). Found one, and he's already talking to our parents. However, losing all his school work, music (it is on his iPod, so salvageable), etc. isn't ideal. So basically, is a clicking hard drive salvageable?