Mac Mini Hard Drive clicking?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sebf, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. sebf macrumors member

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    My Mac Mini which is just under/about 1 year old has started making a clicking sound, it sounds to me like its the hard drive making it.

    It only does it occasionally when it been left on for a few days, but when it starts clicking it does it continuously about every 3 seconds and it can be stopped if shut down and left for a few minutes before rebooting.

    Does this mean that my hard drive is on its way out and should I send it back to be repaired?

    Thanks for any help,
    Seb

    Intel 1.83Ghz Core Duo Mac Mini Mac OS X (10.4.10)
     
  2. gormond macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's the click of death, get it replaced.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Sounds like it is failing. Did you do a diagnostic on it? Does SMART say it's failing?
     
  4. sebf thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers for the advise, any ideas what the best application to run a SMART diagnostic on it?
     

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