Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook ?

Thinkpad r50 does not start (repeated clicks could be heard from somewhere inside) unless I press on certain spot at the motherboard (on top of cpu fan). once I've managed it to boot up it hangs if being touched or shaken.


Answers :

Any metalic sounds or clicking noise from the hard drive when booting up is an indication of a faulty hard drive, especially when Windows does not start up.
\015\012If it does start up but hangs easily then it has not failed completely. I suggest that you backup you data
\015\012To test the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port, it this computer cannot detect it as an external hard disk and cannot open the folders and files then it is faulty.
\015\012Replace the faulty hard drive in the Thinkpad and install Windows to get a working laptop.
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