Can a faulty motherboard cause the click of death?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ohzopants, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    About a month ago my really old 6 gig HDD drive died after clicking for about 2 weeks before. I simply wrote it of to the age of the drive.

    Yesterday however my main, newer, 40 gig HDD started the click of death also. My question is whether this is a strange coincidence or whether something in my system could be causing the drive deaths? I'm thinking motherboard or power supply... but I could be wrong.

    Please help I'm on the verge of violently destroying my PC!!!

    Specs:
    MB: Asus A7V333
    CPU: Athlon XP 1800+ (not, nor ever, OC'D)
    RAM: 512 Mb PC2700
    Vid card: ATI Radeon AIW 8500
    HDD: Maxtor 40 gig 7200 RPM
    PSU: Standard 350W
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    could be power or even heat perhaps. do you have any case fans blowing on your hd's?
     
  3. eddieb

    eddieb OSNN Addict

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    Try a new cable. I had the same thing happen and it turned out to be a faulty ribbon cable.
     
  4. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    Thank you so much eddie...

    I tried a new ribbon cable and it seems to have fixed the problem. I guess I owe you one.