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The clicking sound is usually the search head on the hard drive going back and forth. You can try stating up from your system installation disk and using Disk Utilities try to repair the hard drive, but if you can get it up at all, backup whatever data you can and then replace the drive. Here's how to replace your PATA hard drive: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-PowerBook-G4-Aluminum-15-Inch-1-67-GHz-Hard-Drive/638/1
The clicking sound is usually the search head on the hard drive going back and forth. You can try stating up from your system installation disk and using Disk Utilities try to repair the hard drive, but if you can get it up at all, backup whatever data you can and then replace the drive. Here's how to replace your PATA hard drive: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-PowerBook-G4-Aluminum-15-Inch-1-67-GHz-Hard-Drive/638/1

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Original post by: mayer ,

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The clicking sound is usually the search head on the hard drive going back and forth.  You can try stating up from your system installation disk and using Disk Utilities try to repair the hard drive, but if you can get it up at all, backup whatever data you can and then replace the drive.

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