iBook Clamshell Hard Drive Clicking

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by LimeiBook86, May 22, 2004.

  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    I gave my older iBook (466mhz SE DVD, FW) to my brother. He has a 10gb HD. I have noticed the iBook is running painfully slow with 320mb RAM and OS X 10.3. I know it ran fine with 10.2. Anyway the iBook is REALLY sluggish. Takes like 5-10 minutes to startup. Waking from sleep is a pain. And the iBook runs worse than my old G3 MiniTower 333mhz. I noticed the hard drive tends to click a lot. I tried shaking the iBook to see if it was loose but nothing made a sound. I guess I should replace the Hard Drive, maybe with a 20gb or 30gb. I know a good place to get them but, I want to make sure it's the Hard Drive. I also think the DVD drive is starting to go...to bad those are VERY expensive.

    Any advice? Thanks a lot! :D
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Clicking = almost dead. It might be time to replace the whole ibook. Check out the refurbished store to keep thiings cheap.
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Have to agree here. You could reformat it totally and do this a couple of times. Delete all data on the disk. It could just be some bad sectors on it which are unreadable and it has to skip everytime.
     
  4. win_convert macrumors member

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    yes. The new ibooks are now new and also cheap.
     
  5. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    My brother would love a new iBook. Maybe when he gets a job. The Lime iBook I gave to him when I got my new PowerBook. He just uses his iBook for the internet and iChat etc...but it is very slow and he would like a bigger Hard Drive. Although I can find a 20gb for under $100 the DVD drive is going to so I don't know. It would be nice if he could buy a new iBook.

    The hard drive seems to click on startup and when it gets to the desktop. Maybe it's trying to get a file? I don't remember 466mhz being so slow. I meen the damn Macintosh Color Classic runs faster!! I'll look into the Hard Drive upgrade, but a new DVD drive would break the bank.

    Thanks.
    Keep the replies comin' :D
     

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