Suicidal HDD (OT mystery)

From: Max Eskin <>
Date: Thu Apr 30 18:09:38 1998

I posted this a few weeks back, but noone answered, so I'll ask it
There is a certain Macintosh 5400/180 at my school whose hard drive
crashed about a month and a half ago. When it tried to start, it
wouldn't really seek, just made a ticking noise and the LED would
flash. So, we took it out, ordered another one. A few days later,
it died the same death. So now we have another one. My ethics don't
allow me to just put in a hard drive knowing it will be destroyed.
What should I do? One hint is that the Macintosh is in a soundproof
booth, and is powered from the booth, which is plugged in. But, the
mac is plugged in via a "surge protector".
Ideas? Could it be bad power? Any way to check?

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