1.    01 Feb 2016 #1
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    No clue what happened?


    I have a Windows 10 pc I have never had problems with I was playing wow just now and the screen went all black and the computer kept running. The monitor said no connection found despite being connected to the tower that was still running. Naturally I tried restarting the computer manually. Now turning it back on nothing happens; the blue power button blinks orange; and makes a very loud clicking noise. This happens even when the power cord is plug in and you don't touch any buttons. I opened my pc and cleaned the fan still nothing; any ideas? I have a video Windows 10 pc problem - YouTube

    plz help ASAP as aside from gaming this is simultaneously my only school pc as my laptop is overseas atm. Thanks y'all
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  2.    01 Feb 2016 #2
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    From your description and from the video, that sounds like a hard drive failure. The "loud click of death" I believe it's called. Can you tell if the sound is coming from the hard drive or not?
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  3.    01 Feb 2016 #3
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    It sound like its from where the power is plugged in. Anyway to know for sure
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  4.    01 Feb 2016 #4
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    Yeah sounds like it's coming from the power supply.. Any troubleshooting?
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  5.    01 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntforfun View Post
    It sound like its from where the power is plugged in. Anyway to know for sure
    Well I'd say use the method of elimination and remove your drives from the computer (as well as anything else that can be removed) until you can isolate what is making the noise.
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  6.    01 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntforfun View Post
    Yeah sounds like it's coming from the power supply.. Any troubleshooting?
    It may be the PSU fan tapping against the metal enclosure. That is not dramatic but annoying. The PSU is usually easy to take out. Maybe you can fix it. Else get a new one. They are not very expensive.
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  7.    21 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It may be the PSU fan tapping against the metal enclosure. That is not dramatic but annoying. The PSU is usually easy to take out. Maybe you can fix it. Else get a new one. They are not very expensive.
    do u have a link to a video to walk me through? I'm still learning haha
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  8.    21 Feb 2016 #8
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    No I don't but why don't you look for one..
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  9.    22 Feb 2016 #9
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    I did; I'm having trouble removing it from my pc; it's like stuck in between some important guys, haha. there was an empty holder for two additional hard drives under it; which I took out, but it's too big/bulky to slip out; refer to the picture. What else can I do/remove to get it out? Thanks
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  10.    22 Feb 2016 #10
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    edit: forgot to link img In previous post (hehe) Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
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