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February 14, 2010 6:19:05 PM

My computer currently does nothing when I press the power button and I'd appreciate the help in diagnosing the problem. A couple of days ago I was plugging something in in the back of the computer when I bumped the case and it started making this clicking sound every few seconds. A minute or so later it froze so I restarted it. It started up with a kind of weird screen, it said something about reinitializing a drive. It froze again while trying to start up and then after that when I hit the power nothing at all happens.

I thought it might be a hard drive failure but I tested all of my hds and they all seem to work. I'm not really sure what else to do at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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February 14, 2010 7:24:21 PM

More information would be greatly appreciated, such as:
-system specs
-how old is the computer
-what is this "something" you were trying to plug into your computer
-exact error would help enormously (if you can remember it or more details)
-Tested all of your hard drives how?
-can you describe the clicking any better? are there any accompanying grinding noises?

It does sound like a problem with the hard drive. However, you said you tested them. But you didn't say how.
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February 15, 2010 6:14:37 PM

The clicking sounds like a hard drive. But I do not see why It would not turn on because of hard drive. Try unplugging hardware 1 by 1 and see what is causing the trouble. Maybe a heat sink got loose?
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