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Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 SATA clicking sound

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?

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If it is clicking then the hard drive is slowly beginning to degrade. I would contact the manufacture ASAP and get it replaced.

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