We are working on a Western Digital Elements 1TB where the drive was not being recognized. The drive was also making clicking sounds. After opening the drive in our Clean Room, we discovered visible minor dust inside. There aren’t viable scratches on the top platter so that’s an excellent sign. One of the read/write heads did have a very tiny microscopic traces of contaminants. Nonetheless, we will continue our process with ordering an appropriate donor part. After finding the part, we will attempt a head swap to start the recovery.