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Whining Hard Drive


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jkpj13

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The hard drive in my 10 year old PowerBook (yes, that's right, an APPLE PowerBook) is making a whining noise. It starts out quiet, but after it's been on for awhile it starts to get louder and louder. Sometimes it takes longer to spin up than usual. I should also mention that I dropped it around 5 months ago :tazz:, in case that will give you a clue to what's wrong.
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Usually a whining sound is the start of a failing drive theirs several utilities for hard drive that will do a diagnose not sure for mac I know Drive fitness test is a good one tho but it's for a IBM compatible system boot disk. not sure if it would work
I would defenetley see about backing up the data as soon as possible and look into a hard drive fitnes test for mac it might give you an idea of whats happening with it and if it needs replacement (most likey yes)
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