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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:21 AM

I am experiencing a clicking sound when I restart my computer or wake it from a sleep state. I have a HP PAVILION model M7760n which is 4 years old. It clicks 6 times, 3 times in the first 30 seconds the 2 clicks twice in the next 30 seconds. Otherwise everything seems okay. This started 3 days ago. Is the hard drive going or what?? Can I just ignore it?

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

Take the cover off...try to locate exactly what spot the click emanates from. A visual check is better than a non-visual guess, IMO.

Fans and hard drives are normal suspects...cables could be suspect if fan blades are hitting such.


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:26 PM

Wouldnt be a bad idea to back up your personal data as soon as possible in case yo do have a drive that is failing.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:55 PM

certainly backup ur data, usualy clicking sound is hd thats about to fail

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