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Not booting up, HD clicks

I have my Dell Latitude X200 sitting here. It worked fine the other day, but when I tried to boot it up today, I hit the power button, lights flash like normal, and that's it. All I hear is the HD doing a repetitive clicking noise, but there is no screen that comes up at all. No matter how many times I try, docked, undocked, powercord plugged in and unplugged, I get the same result. If it means me HD is dead, do I have to disassemble the entire thing to get at it? Thanks in advance, it really is appreciated.

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Re: not booting up, HD clicks

You have what is called the "click of death". Your hard drive has failed and it's almost impossible to repair the drive to a working condition again. The drive should be located on the underbelly of the laptop. You'll need a small philips head screwdriver to remove the faceplate that holds it in. Once removed you can simply purchase a replacement drive and then reload windows from either the recovery disc that came with the system or regular windows disc.

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