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Old 03-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anybody could help me with an issue regarding a clicking sound in my computer.

I was moving my computer across my desk, probably should have shut it down beforehand, and it randomly shut off. I don't think I pulled the power cord out, or did anything to shut it down but I guess computers nowadays have a safety shutoff so the hard drive doesn't get damaged?

Anyway, I rebooted the computer and it seemed to work fine except for a clicking noise that sounded like it was coming from the PSU. It wasn't continuous but happened at startup and whenever I launched some programs. The thing is that now it has stopped completely and I haven't heard it in many days.

Could the issue have resolved itself somehow or was there no issue to begin with or could there still be an issue?
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Clicking normally comes from the HDD. Try running diagnostics on your HDD, from Western Digital or Seagate. They each have HDD diagnostics.
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And just to be safe, back up regularly.
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And just to be safe, back up regularly.
+1 to that. Make sure you've got everything important backed up from it.
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The computer is actually really new and the power supply has already gone out on it once. I did a check with Seagate and it passed. Everything has been working well for the past week, so I dunno. There is nothing on here too important right now honestly, but I'm just afraid it's going to start messing up when a game I have been waiting for finally comes out.

If the clicking hasn't happened since the first time should I still be worried?
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Prepare for the worst, Hope for the best. Back everything up just in case.
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+ 2,145.

Back everything up and buy another hard drive. You might even be able to clone it onto he new one and not have to worry about a reload.
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