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Hard disk my laptop hard disk is given me a click sound, i want to know how to fix it. without buying a newone. because right now i have a collection of laptop harddisk from other pple and they all have the same problem i need some professional help

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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    clicking? as in a ticking sound, or some vibration?

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Generally a ticking sound indicates a faulty hard drive. If you can access your data, i suggest you back up your data as soon as possible.

there are several possibilities that cause the ticking such as:

1.) The clicking sound appears to only occur when the drive is idle. Forcing the drive to be busy silences the ticking while the drive is busy.

2.) repeated attempts to spin up the platters

3.) The ticking sound comes from the hard drive is caused by repeated attempts to find track 0.

if your noise occurs from solution 1, then I would'nt worry about the noise. However if its caused by problem 2 or 3, then I would backup data and purchase a new drive.

Hope this helps!
Brad Nelson

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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