Well I took apart a desktop mainframe after it refused to boot up. The fans ran and everything seemed normal except for a rythmic “peek” noise coming from somewhere inside. I took the hard drive out and took the cover off and watched it as I plugged everything back up.
The disk attempts to spin but stops after moving a quarter inch, then continues to try nonstop. The model is a Barracuda 7200.7 with 120 Gbytes. I found one on google as a replacement for 1,200.:wasted:
But then I see this:
So I’m a little confused on what I should expect for a replacement part price for one. The family could live with a reduction in GB size so long as they get their PC back up and running. Any advice is greatly appreciated.