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Hi, I have a Packard Bell tower with a Gigabyte GA 8trc410mnf-rh motherboard. The computer powers up (lights up) but the hard drive just clicks and doesn't load. Here's what I've tried:
- Changing HDD for one I know works, same issue
- Tested HDD, worked fine in another computer
- Changed power supply. Both old and new power supplies working fine.
- Replaced SATA cable, same issue.
I've read another post that says replacing the motherboard doesn't help, any other ideas???
I have the answer - and it's taken me over 2 hours. Exactly the same thing, clicking and the HDD light at the same time. Disconnected HDD, still clicking. Replaced PSU, removed DVD, blah blah. Replaced CMOS battery, still clicking.
I had 3 cards on the go so removed them all - NO CLICKING!
Replaced TV and 1394 cards - NO CLICKING!
Replaced PCIe card and, you've guessed it, the clicking returned. I'm typing this on the PC I worked on and it's restarted perfectly every time. What I don't have is another video card to tell me if it's the card or the slot but guys & gals, removing the PCIe graphics card solved this for me.
What I cannot work out is how the HDD light flashed in time with the click (until I disconnected it).
Hope this helps - I'm off to bed.
All the best
Posted on Sep 22, 2011
I have an identical problem with a Hewlett Packard PC, same motherboard. I have also tried all the above, and removed the cmos battery to reset the defaults, still no luck. One difference with my problem is that when cold the PC will now boot for 30 seconds and start loading windows, then shuts down. If I try again it only lasts for 12 seconds and dies. I suspect that something is failing either due to heat or a power down fault of some sort. Could be the chip, the board, or the memory, I don't have a spare board or chip to try. I posted this to show that the problem is not a once off.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
If the hard drive clicks, there's either a serious problem with the hard drive itself, but since you already tested with a drive that is sure to work, it has to be the motherboard. the other post you read, has probably nothing to do with your own problem. try reinstalling your system board's drivers or replace the system board if unsuccessful
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