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computer clicking sound

by ruysnr / September 14, 2013 3:41 PM PDT

I have had issues with regarding to lappy stuck on window 7 starting screen. In the process of figuring out the source of problem.
when I tried to reinstall the window, the lappy started giving the clicking sounds. I am wondering if that's the sign of hard-drive failure or it's just computer reading file from hard-drive.
Thanks

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Clicking noise
by pgc3 / September 14, 2013 11:31 PM PDT

And you checked the optical drive to make sure there isn't a CD or DVD in it?

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Tell the forum about maintenance
by itsdigger / September 15, 2013 1:44 AM PDT

have you ever used canned air ?

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