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Loud clicking My Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 makes a loud clicking sound while it is running. I thought the hard drive was beginning to fail so I had the hard drive replaced 3 times with 3 different drives. It still makes the same clicking noise. What else would make this sound?

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You're going to have to narrow it down by removing components. Start by removing the hard drive, if the clicking stops then you know that it's a component that needs or uses the operating system. If it stops then put the hard drive back and remove other components, CD drive, keyboard, etc... until you can either locate exactly where it's coming from or it stops. The CD drive could be the culprit, and removing the keyboard will expose some of the inner workings so you can hear it better and possibly find what it is. This isn't a simple fix, it will take a little effort, but I believe you will find the problem, this is the exact same way that I would do it if you were to bring the computer to my shop.

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