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T2385 i unplugged everything. the only way to power down is to unplug it. when i plug it back in the lights flash and the fans go (without touching the power button) and it taps rapidly

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  • sandy02479 May 24, 2008

    i unplugged everything. clicking? it's hard to say where it is coming from, but when everything was plugged it came out of the speakers for a few seconds as well as the unit itself. i don't know alot but it doesn't sound like when my old computer's hard drive went

  • sandy02479 May 24, 2008

    the light around the power button is greenish orange. the hard drive access light is orange. they flash together continuously. the tap/click noise seem to keep pace with the flashing. no pattern just continuous. when it was plugged in my monitor said no signal

  • sandy02479 May 24, 2008

    there is a repair guy i have bought stuff from and he lked at my printer. he's on your list. nice guy...i'm not so much worried about thecomputer as i am getting all my important stuff off of it!!

    i appreciate your time and effort as well as your quick responses

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Okay, Good. That's a start for me to help you. Did you unplug the keyboard too and where do you hear the tapping coming from? And, would you kindly take a moment to see if you can try another word for taps. OK?

Thanks in advance,
Worldvet

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    Glenn Rogers May 24, 2008

    Alright. It is hard for us here as techs to diagnose problems using a messaging system when we are most used to handling calls over the phone from local users but bear with me even if what I give you is bad news.

    You have a green light that indicates power is on and the tap or clicking sound.. is it in sequence with a orange or yellow light?

    Thanks for your patience.
    Worldvet


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    Glenn Rogers May 24, 2008

    Thanks for the information on the lights. It sounds like a hard drive read write stylus moving back and forth and thus broken, but this would only mean you need a professional tech local to you that you can trust and has done work for other people you know.

    Here at Fix Ya, there is a directory of places you can go to. Still, I rely on referrals only to get new customers and believe that is the best way to find a tech who will treat you fairly.

    Is there someone you can go to you've used before and trust or is there at least someone you can ask?

    If not, please try your local chamber of commerce and check with the Better Business Bureau first if they are new to you.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, that is to say you need more help than we can give you here with just text messaging to rely on.

    If you have found my assistance helpful, please select Helpful vs. Thanks for Trying. It means a lot to those of us who spend time with folks like you for free and not for a fee.

    My best regards and good luck,
    Worldvet


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    Glenn Rogers May 24, 2008

    There is still a chance that it may be your power supply sending voltage out to the wires that run your hard drive over and over again. If that is the case, then you will have a fair chance of recovering your data, if it is the read write stylus or hard drive motor chances are not good.

    Just so you know, there are companies that will take a hard drive apart and put the data platters on a working drive and recover the data for a fee. It is usually quite expensive and only worth the money for accountants, tax preparers and financial firms.

    Best of luck and it was my pleasure to help you out. Thanks for using Fix Ya.
    Worldvet


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You might have a stuck key on your keyboard. I emphasize might.

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