Apple's line of PowerBook laptops was intended for the professional and power users. The PowerBook line includes the PowerBook 100, Duo, 500, and 5300 Series; the PowerBook 1400, 2400, 3400; the PowerBook G3, G4 Titanium, and G4 Aluminum.

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What does it mean if it starts making a noise?

I have a power book G4 and it started making noise on the bottom left corner of the keyboard. After it started doing that it an really slow until not working at all...What could this be and can it be fixed and if so will I be able to see what is in the computer?

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Back up your hard drive immediately. Your user files first. Your hard drive is going out. It's easily fixed with a new drive.

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Your powerbook uses a ide hard drive. For performance increase go to a 7200 rpm drive.


If you can tell me exactly which PowerBook you have I can direct you to a repair guide.


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Sounds like a drive going bad, as mayer said, and you should backup your drive, however you should also verify and see if you can repair your drive with Disk utility. Though this sounds very physical.

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