Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:25 PM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Apr 2012
Both Hard drives failing on Power mac G4 MDD

I have this Power mac G4 MDD (I think it's 867ghz) with 2 hard drives (60GB and 40GB). About a year ago the machine started making a constant clicking noise like a very loud clock. Recently I noticed my 40GB drive was not on the desktop, couldn't be found in any search and couldn't be retrieved with any apps I tried. I did some searching online and found a SMART utility and tested the remaining 60GB drive and it is reportedly FAILING.

My question is, would replacing the hard drive(s) with a working hard drive make this a viable machine? Is the clicking noise related to the failing hard drives or is it a completely different issue -- motherboard, etc.?

mskemp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2012, 04:54 PM   #2
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 34.6700N 118.1590W
Yup, sounds like one failed and one failing hard drive. Is the one that completely failed your primary or your secondary drive, or were they both backed up to each other? A new HDD should fix you right up.
MacBook 2.26 Ghz IMac IPad 1,3, Mini 2 IPhone 5
Mac Mini 2.4 Ghz ATV3
PowerMac G5 PowerBook G3 5 Ipods 2 Airport Extremes
BigDukeSix is offline   1 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Mac G4 MDD Heatsink harrymatic PowerPC Macs 5 Feb 13, 2014 02:42 PM
Optimization tips for Power Mac G4 MDD? LOLZpersonok PowerPC Macs 14 Feb 28, 2013 02:00 AM
Power Mac G4 MDD and boot disks bax2003 PowerPC Macs 4 Jul 17, 2012 08:55 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC