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ive had my imac g5 for about a year and a half now and it started making a clicking sound when it would come back from sleep. a couple days ago i shut it down and now i try to turn it on and it makes the same clicking sound but osx never starts up it just shows a white screen and eventually a folder with a ? inside pops up.

i have a feeling its the hard drive and i also am past the warrentee so its prob gonna cost me a bunch to fix
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http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58042

Try Disk Utility from the install disk. (repair disk) If it is the HDD, it should let you know.
Also, the Apple Hardware test.

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i ran the hardware test and it said there was no problems. weird enough i took the disk out and restarted and everything worked.

so luckily im on it right now n im just backing up what i can to some disks n then ill prob bring it to the apple store to get checked out and ill prob spend massive amounts of money for it
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Keep an eye on SMART verified in Disk Utility. If it advises failing get a new HD in there asap.
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