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iBook - strange noises coming from laptop


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Hey,

I got an iBook G4 not long ago and I have an issue with it that I hope someone could shed some light on. I've noticed it making a strange clunky noise about every 30 seconds- constantly!- and it's driving me nuts!! Does this sound familiar to anyone? Is there any way to stop it? I find it hard to believe that it's supposed to be happening, so any advice would be appreciated.. Thanks.
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I got an iBook G4 not long ago and I have an issue with it that I hope someone could shed some light on. I've noticed it making a strange clunky noise about every 30 seconds- constantly!- and it's driving me nuts!! Does this sound familiar to anyone? Is there any way to stop it? I find it hard to believe that it's supposed to be happening, so any advice would be appreciated.. Thanks.
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Moose go to Disk Utility and see what Verify Disk and SMART status has to say as it is possible the HDD is on the way out. If advised the drive is failing, back up urgently and replace asap.
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Yep, that would appear to be the problem. My HDD's had it. I never would have thought about looking in disk utility to solve this prob. Obviously I don't know much about my computer's guts. Thank you so much for your help.
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