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- Screeching Sound From Hard Drive
November 16, 2005, 9:27 pm
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high-pitched screeching sound from the hard drive. I figure, perhaps some
piece of dust or debris got in there? I'm sure it's coming from the hard
drive. I tried blowing it out with canned air, but that didn't help. Any
Re: Screeching Sound From Hard Drive
Usually it is not sealed, it has a breather hole and filter.
That filter is quite sufficient to stop dust though, and
even if a dust particle did somehow manage to get into the
drive, it would not cause a screeching sound as that is from
the bearing, instead dust would (possibly) crash the head if
it had stuck to a platter.
More likely, the drive's bearing has been damaged, either
during shipping, handling, installation, or during the
recent events while the computer cover was off.
The data needs copied off immediately, the diagnostics ran,
and an attemp at RMA if the drive is under warranty still.
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