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demonX 13th March, 2002 06:00 AM

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.:rolleyes:
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:(

mrpcman 13th March, 2002 07:44 AM

sounds like it's time to backup your stuff and rma it.

dimmreaper 13th March, 2002 08:54 AM

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.

demonX 13th March, 2002 09:02 AM

Not sure, I know its 5400rpm though, have had it for awhile;)
I will check on the model number tommrow and post.

CaesaR 13th March, 2002 03:02 PM

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

Pinky 13th March, 2002 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by CaesaR
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.

edysalt 13th March, 2002 09:55 PM

Plus if you open/tamper with the drive, you void your warranty.

mrpcman 14th March, 2002 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Pinky


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.

Pinky 14th March, 2002 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by mrpcman
I would have to agree with pinky on this one.
Wait (*marks calendar*)...

Okay, I'm done :-D


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