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Old 13th March, 2002, 06:00 AM
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Angry Knock Knock Click

Argh my WD 20 gig, which I just use to store stuff, drivers, bencmakring tools etc has begun yet again to make an annoying
awheee, awheee,knock, knock, click, click sound every now and again.
This was the main drive in the family pc, until it started that up and would not boot to windows, any idea whats going on? Im guessing the HD is going bad
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Old 13th March, 2002, 07:44 AM
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sounds like it's time to backup your stuff and rma it.
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Old 13th March, 2002, 08:54 AM
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What model is it?

The part number will be something like this:

WDXXXXYY

There will be 3 or 4 numbers in place of the X's and two letters in place of the Y's. Your X's will either be "200" or "2000" as they designate the storage capacity. But I'm more interested in the Y's, they designate which drive family the part belongs to, how many RPMs how much cache, seek times, reliability figures, ect.

BTW, Western Digital drives come with a 3 year manufacturer warentee, and they are very good about honoring the warentee.
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Old 13th March, 2002, 09:02 AM
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Not sure, I know its 5400rpm though, have had it for awhile
I will check on the model number tommrow and post.
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Old 13th March, 2002, 03:02 PM
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I know why !!!!!
Its the mechanical reincarnation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang......quick before it signs a movie contract !!!





something must be loose crack it open and mover the abstruction
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Old 13th March, 2002, 03:46 PM
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something must be loose crack it open and mover the abstruction
Sure, but if it's still under warranty, I don't advise this.

Actually, I don't advise this at all, if the drive's dying, bury it and move on. There's nothing that could come loose in a harddrive you'd be able to replace/fix anyway.
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Old 13th March, 2002, 09:55 PM
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Plus if you open/tamper with the drive, you void your warranty.
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Old 14th March, 2002, 01:31 AM
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Sure, but if it's still under warranty, I don't advise this.

Actually, I don't advise this at all, if the drive's dying, bury it and move on. There's nothing that could come loose in a harddrive you'd be able to replace/fix anyway.

they are sealed like mofo's anyway, so odds are you would only make it worse, and odds are you should still be under warrenty. I would have to agree with pinky on this one.
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I would have to agree with pinky on this one.
Wait (*marks calendar*)...

Okay, I'm done :-D
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