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Clicking noise from laptop wont turn on

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
August 26, 2011 10:09:36 AM

my acer laptop wont turn on it sounds like its clicking from near the power supply i have purchased a new power supply and battery and still no joy...what else can i try, a techie told me it was spiking may be the motherboard but it did turn on until the old battery died now nothing
August 26, 2011 10:44:01 AM

The click sounds are characteristic of damaged harddrives. The HDD may be dead but there is some chance some data may be salvaged from it.
August 26, 2011 8:54:06 PM

Thanks I will look in to replacing the hard drive and see if I get any joy