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Proccesor clicking noise

Last response: in CPUs
December 3, 2009 3:26:03 AM

my pc doesnt want to turn on and i hear a clicking noise from the proccesor.
a c 218 à CPUs
December 3, 2009 4:27:27 AM

Processors are solid state.....there is nothing to click. Most likely you hear a hard drive that has failed. Hard drives do click when they die ;) 
a b à CPUs
December 3, 2009 2:17:07 PM

Okay so is the machine powered on, like lights on. fan spinning, but it won't POST? Or do you push the power buttong and nothing happens at all except for a clicking noise? Have you removed the side panel and looked if anything is blocking the CPU fan?
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a b à CPUs
December 3, 2009 2:18:56 PM

Dying fan?
a c 172 à CPUs
December 3, 2009 2:29:36 PM

You can try the "paperclip trick" to see if the PSU is totally dead or not. Just google "psu paperclip trick". Just remember that it does not test the PSU under anything but a minimal load. However, if it does not work, the PSU is dead.

If the PSU does see to work, our standard checklist and troubleshooting thread: