July 24th, 2003, 11:04 PM #1
Help!! IBM HD Heads keep moving back and forth!!
I was on my computer yesterday.. and I heard a hard clicking noise from my PC... I wasn't sure what the problem was.. and it went away after about a minute. I kept using it, thought maybe I was "taxing" the drive too much. I closed some processes .. and that "seemed" to fix the problem. Awhile later a heard the noise again.. and my whole system locked up. I had to power down my computer.. and then upon reboot I heard the noise again.. and my computer would not boot.
Anyone know what the problem is? I have opened the drive (old HD-out of warranty) and I see the heads moving back and forth across the platters really fast.. back and forth.. back and forth.. nonstop. BIOS wont even detect the drive.
The drive is an IBM 16GB Model: DTTA-351680
July 26th, 2003, 11:05 PM #2
Such as the case when you buy IBM hard drives......
July 26th, 2003, 11:43 PM #3
sorry to be the bearer of bad news, however with the deskstar series of drives (7200rpm) There was an issue where when the clicking occured then it was time to cross your fingers, back up data and get a new drive. I have a 60gxp (40gb) deskstar that did that, lasted on average of 3 months before it ceased to work. THen id rewrite "ones" to the drive and start again. GOt sick of that so i then got a seagate 8mb cache drive and rma'd the deathstar. Got a new drive in 3 weeks from aus so that was pretty good. I know that there was a class action against the 75gxp drive whose failure rate was up to 2/3 or something extraordinarly high. Having said that my ibm drive is still faster than my seagate.
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