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My pc is making a click sounf and the and the light underneath the power button is blinking. A screen does not shouw on my screen

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If you can hear clicking then I am afraid there is a serious problem with the hard drive.

The noise you can hear is usually known as "the click of death" when referring to hard drives.

Make sure you use ONLY the cable that came with it or a SHORTER one.

Make sure you only user the power supply that CAME WITH IT.

Most common causes are that the drive unit was dropped or mishandled or just plain old age

There is no known cure unless the data is mission critical

In which case you could sent it to a data recovery specialist but this is usually VERY expensive.

If you are advised to place it in a freezer or anything similar then that is up to you
but my advise would be to run from the person who may give this advise.

This is very old fashioned advice and meant for very old types of drives that used to get very hot.

If it a drive that was / is from an external enclosure then you could still use the enclosure and just place a new hard drive in there.

Another way to test it it to remove it from the enclosure and connect it directly to a PC with a suitable interface eg. SATA or IDE

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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    Other causes could be a dead or dying power supply or a clogged up fan

    cleaning out the inside of your computer is a cheap way to see if it this.



    Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

    I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

    take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection)


    While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loose

    If it is it will have to be re-seated.

    If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem the have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on

    I think this may be your problem before you buy a new CPU make sure you check the cooler assembly and make sure you use new thermal grease ($2-5)

    DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.

    You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.

    DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU

    Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)
    Be careful about how much you put on
    Here are
    some basic instructions

    Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.

    If everything went to plan you should now be back in business

    Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.

    If everything went to plan you should now be back in business

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You have a failure in the computer

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