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Xbox problems My xbox is making a clicking noise, I think it is coming from the Hard Drive I just clicks and clicks. The hard drive is a western digital. Thanks Connie

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Most of the original xbox consoles come with a Western Digital or a Maxtor 10 gig drive. Is it still working?

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Re: xbox problems

It might be the hard-drive reader just decoding the info saved on it. If you notice, a cp does the same thing with floppy disks & cd's and stuff.

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When playing a game or dvd, my Playstation makes a ticking sound like somethings jammed in it. It's possible my daughter stuck something in there and messed something up. It'll play and as time goes on the...

PS3 Clicking noise is associated with the hardware aspect, so that's your starting point it may come from the PS3 fan clicking, so do check out the fan if there's something that might have got stucked in between. Clogs from too much dust or dirt may also cause PS3 clicking sound.

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