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My hp pavilion ze5170 powers up then make a few clicking sounds under the keyboard .and all power gos off except the lights at the touch pad stays on .it dose this both with ac power an battery power.

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Clicking noises coming from a computer is generally a bad hard drive and must be replaced.

*However* the power going off may mean it is a fan that is bad and needs to be replaced.

Either way the laptop will require a replacement part, so take it to a computer repair shop and will be able to determine which it is fairly quickly.

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