Having problems with your Dell Latitude C610 Notebook ?

When i turn on the LT, the hard drive starts clicking, but no video, cd drive works, but nothing shows on screen, I switched to an out side monitor, same thing, nothing happens. Am wondering if HD is bad or maybe motherboard went bad? The hd just does a continious click, does not sound like it is accessing anything, sounds like it is stuck, maybe? Has been working fine past year without any issues. Then all of a sudden these issues started. Any ideas? or a way to trobleshoot it to find the exact


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The hard drive is definitely bad so take it out of the laptop, clicking noise means the platters inside of it are misaligned.

After taking out the hard drive then turn on the laptop and see if you get video. If you do then you know the hard drive was shorting out the motherboard. If you still don't get video then unseat and reseat the memory sticks one stick at a time in each slot one at a time and try turning it on after each memory reseat.

If the laptop still doesn't turn on then take out the dvd drive as well.

If you still have no video then that means not only is the hard drive bad but also the motherboard.

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