Is my Harddrive dieing in my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nitrogen7, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Nitrogen7 macrumors newbie

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    I've never had a harddrive die on me yet, so I don't know the indicators of it.
    This is with my Powerbook G4 15' OS 10.5.2

    Well when im running some processes, I hear a small tingling noise inside the mac, i didn't know what it was but it wouldn't stop when i was watching movies. Then after a while the system will lock up (at this point the laptop is pretty hot).
    But if i just leave it on doing nothing, no crash will happen. And not much of the noise either.

    So i was wondering if this was telling me that my harddrive was going to die. I don't want to blow 100$ for nothing.
     
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    or use tech tool pro's surface test if you know anyone that has it
     

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