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Old Feb 28, 2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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15" Powerbook Suddenly Making Loud Buzzing Noise and Crashing

I have an older 15" powerbook Titanium. About five years old now. Been working pretty well all five years, save for an external hinge I had to replace. Last night, the computer started buzzing from the insides, a buzzing reminiscent of a distant chainsaw. The program i was working in (firefox) just went to the pinwheel of doom and never recovered. I moved to the finder, which did the same. I forced booted. Same noise. Same problems. I can use programs for a few minutes, but then they pinwheel of doom and the computer freezes out. Any thoughts?

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hard drive is probably dead. Try booting it from an optical disk.
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