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Noise then death

Mine made noise for awhile then it finally died. I think that HD went bad. Sounds horrible if I try and start it up.

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Re: Noise then death

I would agree with you, unless that model has a fan and the fan bearings are out. Bearings will make a huge noise when they fail. But, you mentioned it's also dead.... so it might actualy be. Even if the unit is out of warranty, sometimes the hard drive inside has a 3 - 5 year manufactures warranty. Depending on how the unit works internally, you might be able to replace that hard drive and continue on.

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