Powerbook: Clicking Sound/OS Won't Load

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Well, before I begin, here are the specs of the laptop...

15" Aluminum G4 Powerbook

1.33 Ghz, 256mb RAM



About a month ago, the laptop was making a slightly weird clicking sound from under the trackpad but thought nothing of it -- thinking it was just the hard drive. However, a few weeks later, I turned on the laptop and all I could hear was a really hard grinding/clicking sound and a big grayish blue screen (like before the OSX symbol shows up to load). I immediately turned it off, and tried to turn it back on... but this time, a more faint clicking sound came from the same location but the same grayish blue screen appeared and the OS did not load.



Now, I believe the hard drive simply gave up on me and I'd need a new one... but of course, that's just a hunch and I'm not a technician. If anyone else could provide their insight as to the situation, it'd be great.

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    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,674member
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    Originally Posted by tkato86 View Post


    Well, before I begin, here are the specs of the laptop...

    15" Aluminum G4 Powerbook

    1.33 Ghz, 256mb RAM



    About a month ago, the laptop was making a slightly weird clicking sound from under the trackpad but thought nothing of it -- thinking it was just the hard drive. However, a few weeks later, I turned on the laptop and all I could hear was a really hard grinding/clicking sound and a big grayish blue screen (like before the OSX symbol shows up to load). I immediately turned it off, and tried to turn it back on... but this time, a more faint clicking sound came from the same location but the same grayish blue screen appeared and the OS did not load.



    Now, I believe the hard drive simply gave up on me and I'd need a new one... but of course, that's just a hunch and I'm not a technician. If anyone else could provide their insight as to the situation, it'd be great.



    It's the hard drive. Slow and quiet click of death.
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