Mac Mini Hard Drive clicking?

sebf

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 25, 2006
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UK
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)
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
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146
Sounds like it is failing. Did you do a diagnostic on it? Does SMART say it's failing?
 
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