compaq armada E500 disk drive not reading discs and making clicking noise

the disk drive has stopped reading discs. When you try to use a disk, it speeds up, then goes ker-click! the drive slows down and starts repeatedly going ker-cick ker-click ker-click! and not reading the disk. I am certain the problem is in the drive itself, and not the software running it. sometimes while trying to read a disk, the entire machine freezes for a minute or so.
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  1. with a laptop that old it's not worth repairing the issue (and yes it is a hardware fault, it happened to my E500 5 years ago before I scrapped it)

    You really should look at a pentium M laptop on eBay as that would be loads faster and still cheap.
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