Answer to: External SATA 500GB HD was dropped, now beeps instead of whirrsYou're not going to fix it by disassembling the drive. The click's and beeps indicate the drive it damaged; there is a good chance (98%) that you have lost all of your data. Note: By removing the cover from this drive the any remaining warranty will be void and all data will be considered lost. Now if you still want to take it apart just to look inside, there will be one or two screws that are under the manufacturer’s label that will have to be removed. Pressing firmly, run you finger across the top of the drive until you can feel the depression where the screw head is. Using you screw driver puncture the label and remove the screw. Then you can pry the top cover off.