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Clicking noise there is a clicking sound started on left side of my apple G4 laptop.....sound like clicking clock...any idea what that could be?do I need to replace the drive?

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If you have a samsung hard disk drive. they will start to make a noise after a while.I say samsung because I haven't ever heard another drive make the noise as loud as the samsung. This is the drive parking the heads to save power on the battery. The drive is going to fail on you if it is very noisy. (sounds like a coin hitting a wood floor) You can disable the power savings on the drive in some operating systems. Not sure about osx. I only used desktops with that os. I would emagine it is possible.

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