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mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
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Re: [Help] Clicking sound...Possibly from Hard Drive?

To find the bad drive you can open the case and using a screw driver place the tip up to one of the drives (some where it will not short out the electricity) and put the handle to your ear. You should be able to hear which drive is going bad it will be making much more noise then the other.

If it drive is clicking and then spinning back up it could be a few things. Either the disk speed control is failing maybe because of failing/over heating bearing and once it over/under RPM's it drop out of control and the heads pull back and make the click noise. Or the heads are having trouble reading the positioning info (tracks) and are running off the edge of the disk making the click noise and the drive stop spinning for a moment to try and protect it self.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbq8vfs1wYY


Here is some more info on clicking drives
»harddriveclicking.net/


AcidDevil

join:2002-07-02
7th Layer
said by mmainprize:

To find the bad drive you can open the case and using a screw driver place the tip up to one of the drives (some where it will not short out the electricity) and put the handle to your ear. You should be able to hear which drive is going bad it will be making much more noise then the other.

If it drive is clicking and then spinning back up it could be a few things. Either the disk speed control is failing maybe because of failing/over heating bearing and once it over/under RPM's it drop out of control and the heads pull back and make the click noise. Or the heads are having trouble reading the positioning info (tracks) and are running off the edge of the disk making the click noise and the drive stop spinning for a moment to try and protect it self.

Thank You mmainprize.....I'm going to try this and watch the link you posted as well...

Thanks!
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