Question about Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 320 GB SATA II Hard Drive
I bought my ASUS 1215B close to a month ago and almost from the start the hard drive has been making a clicking noice both in idle and when I am working with the laptop. It is not a "click of death" it sounds more like the reading head/arm moving back and forth or something like that. I'm sorry I cant give a better explanation but I dont have a great knowledge in hardware. The clicking sound is driving me crazy and really demotivates me to work with the laptop at all... Please does anyone have any suggestions?
If it is clicking then the hard drive is slowly beginning to degrade. I would contact the manufacture ASAP and get it replaced.
Posted on Feb 24, 2012
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test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions, SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
make sure the CPU central processing unit has thermal grease and a dust free secure seating
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly
could be a memory dump you might have to many programs running at one time putting to much stress on the CPU not having enough ram will do this
might be getting to hot make sure the CPU has a dust free secure seating and has THERMAL paste
if you right click in the bottom toolbar select task manager applications you will see whats running also processes you will see whats ticking over if you see something running that should not be select end now you might even uninstall that program and some unnecessary programs
check your computer ram and cmos battery to make sure they are securely seated and the battery has plenty of charge
some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope it helps
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