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Laptop making low grinding noise while scrolling

Question: Laptop making low grinding noise while scrolling

So recently my laptop seems to be making a low grinding noise, more like the old grinding noise computers use to make when they we loading back in the day, but the thing is it only happens when I scroll up or down on any program, be it chrome, word you name it. It isn't always consistent, sometimes it will be constant as I scroll, or only in short bursts and strange enough, for one instance I was over at ESPN and wasn't even moving the page, but there was a element that kept swiping from one article headline to another and my laptop with grind for the 1 second it took to slide headlines.

There hasn't been any performance issues or negative effects as far as I can tell, but I thought I'd ask around as see if it's perhaps a perquisite to an upcoming one. Anyone experience anything similar?

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Answer: Laptop making low grinding noise while scrolling

Sounds like coil whine does it happen if you bring up nothing but a black screen on the browser and move your mouse around over it quickly? How old is the laptop?

EDIT: sorry if its grinding might be hard drive not power related at all. Though you have an SSD correct?

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HI, i just recently got a COMPAQ Presario CQ56 Laptop this past christmas brand new, i use this laptop quite frequently on my lap when laying in bed. one night i was watching youtube videos, when all of a sudden i heard this god awful grinding noise coming from under my laptop right by the fan. i stuck my ear right next to the fan and thats where the sound seemed to be coming from. if i turn it off and let it set over night, and then turn it on in the morning, there's no noise. but only when i use this laptop for like 1-2 hours does the noise come back. somebody please help me cause this noise sounds bad, and i just got this laptop not even 3 months ago. thank you!
 

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i had my sony viao for almost 2-yrs and i'm starting to hear a grinding noise from my hd. i initially noticed it when i turned it on. it made this loud grinding noise for over 10-mins then it disappear (pc still made typical very noise) and after 3 days the hd made the same noise (again for ~10-mins), but not as loud when i turned it on, still loud enough to notice and the grinding noise wasn't consistent either, a few time it was like grinding down then speeding up again
should i start looking at new hd, will i be able to rescue my files if my hd just decides to stop working or decides to boot up
i normally keep my pc on for 5-days and i know i'm not the only one so i don't think that's the reason
also most night, i keep my pc busy all night long encoding movies for over 10-hrs, can that be the cause
 

Answer:hd making grinding noise

Any information of value should be backed up. Hd can die at the drop of a hat.

But are you sure its the hd and not a fan.
 

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I posted a message here a couple of weeks ago that the fan was making a loud noise when the system boots. Now it is making the same noise at other times, but not quite as loud. It seems to be getting worse. Someone suggested it is a fan bearing. I would rather not make a warranty claim for this if it is simple to fix.   Would this be a simple fix for someone not experience working with hardware? Do I risk my working on the machine myself.  





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Answer:M90z: Fan making grinding noise

Hello mate, It's quite easy to do. Have a look in the hmm there : http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/89y8064.pdf Just be aware that changing this part by yourself might void the warranty.





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Hello,

Ok, I'm not sure if I came to the right place for this problem but I'm looking for as much help as I can.

This has been happening for awhile now but everyday when I first startup the computer it makes this grinding noise that lasts for about two minutes then it goes away and is fine for the rest of the day when I use it. At first I thought it was dust so I took it out and cleaned it up a bit with a can of compressed air. After trying that, the noise is still there. I don't think it's my hard drive since I use a SSD. I haven't gotten a chance to open the case and carefully listen where the noise is coming from but one thing I do know is when the noise is happening and I thump the case with my hand a few times it seems like one of the fans inside makes this lower power noise thing and then you can hear it slowly coming back up to normal speed. Keep in mind this only happens if I thump or hit the case with my hand. I'm planning on opening the case soon and see what is causing the noise but I'd like an idea if you guys know if what could be causing the noise so I know what to pay attention to. And what can I use so I can hear better where the noise is coming from?
 

Answer:PC making grinding noise on startup, need help!

use a straw to your hear and move it around the components to try and isolate the cause

probably a fan

the last thing you want to do is thump the case with your hand if want the computer to keep running
 

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Hi guys (and gals). I posted here a while back and tried to get help with my computer, which kept freezing. The guys who helped me tried every single thing they could think of to try and fix my problem, but to no avail. The only thing the problem could be was a hardware problem, and paying for a new motherboard for a four year old system would have been a waste of money. Nevertheless, I appreciated the help and kindness the forums gave while I troubleshooted my computer. That's why I'm coming here again asking for help. Hopefully this time there will be a happy ending.

In June, with my own saved money, I purchased a new computer. The specs are here:

-ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
-CHAINTECH SE6600G Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
-AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500ASBOX - Retail
-CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS1GB400C3 - Retail
-Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
-Windows XP with Service Pack 2

I put everything together and initially it all worked, however recently the fan which is attached to the heatsink has begun making a very distinct grinding noise upon booting my computer. Waiting until Windows boots seems to sometimes fix the problem, and taking off the case to press against the heatsink seemed to stop it for a small period, however as of two... Read more

Answer:Heatsink fan making grinding noise, help!

Is this post in another thread of any use to you? It may be that the fan is not working correctly in terms of cooling the part (CPU or chipset - not sure which?) and the part is overheating causing the problems. Perhaps you need to reseat or replace the fan and/or heatsink?
 

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Hi all,

I just recently built a new PC (back in December) and today it made a weird loud grinding/spinning noise. I immediately powered it down, and now it is running OK. There was no burning smell or anything like that. I'm concerned though. It has never done this before, and I'm not sure what component caused it. It kind of sounded like the DVD rom drive, but there was nothing in the drive. The DVD drive does make weird noises when a disc is put in or when it's reading, but I don't know why it would have this time before no disc was inserted. The case (coolmaster centurion) does have two fans built in, one in the front and one in the back. But they are usually quiet.

Specs are:

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600

Video card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA3

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Please help.
thanks

EDIT: Actually, IIRC I have heard this sound before under a previous configuration. Could it be one of the case fans? I'm surprised because of how loud it was.
 

Answer:Computer making fast grinding noise

Check Event Viewer for any errors.
 

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Anyway,

My heat sink makes a grinding noise in the morning? After I hit the side of the case it quiets down and returns to it's normal sound? (Low blowing, but still keeping my CPU temp low).

Also, at random times it makes a whirling noise then goes?

I have opened my case in the past, and cleaned out the heat sink with a brush and it still doesn't make a real difference.

This is odd?

My CPU/ZIF is a E6600 Intel @ 2.4Ghz processor.

~Sam
Secondly, the heatsink is a 775 intel default.
 

Answer:Heat sink making a Grinding noise?

I would change it before it goes out
 

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I looked for the "accept" button on the solution to my question.  It's not there.  It looks to me like part of the lower screen is missing.  The top part of the "kudos" button is just barely visible.

Answer:HP Officejet Pro 8600 making a grinding-clicking noise befor...

Hello wwob,

 

Were you able to get the issue resolved? If not, I recommend clicking on the link below and follow the troubleshooting steps to try and resolve the issue:

 

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I put all the machines in the in the topic because they are all have similar platforms. The fan on my M90z makes an intermittent grinding noise for 10-20 mintues  most often when my machine is booted or comes out of hibernation.  It sounds like it is not connected correctly.  It is actually pretty quiet when it does not make the noise. I really don't want to take send it back for a warrantly repair. Is there a risk of a complete failure in the future?  If there is a will send it back.   When the warranty ends, I could open it up myself. Does anyone else have this problem on their M90z , M71z, M70z, A71z, or A70z?





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Answer:M90z: Fan making a grinding noise (also M71z , M70z , A71z , A70z )

I would suggest you to update the BIOS and then check if the issue gets resolved.
 
If it continues then I suggest you to take service from Lenovo as system is in warranty period.
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I have an older laptop that we use infrequently here in the office, and it's making a pretty loud grinding noise. I looked into this a bit on-line, and everyone seems to agree that this probably means the hard drive is going. I just want to confirm a few things with an expert before I proceed:

1) Is there anything I should try to get rid of the grinding noise before I just pack it in and trash this laptop?

2) Although the laptop is older, I really don't want to trash it. Does it make sense to buy a new hard drive?

3) If I do buy a new hard drive, is that the kind of thing that I can install myself, without too much experience? Can you guys help me through it?

4) Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for the drive and what I should get? (It's a Dell Notebook)

Any assistance is very much appreciated!
 

Answer:Grinding noise from laptop

What operating system is it using? W98? W98SE, ME, XP or what? What make and model of laptop? Beware there may be limitations on the capacity of the hard drive that the OS/BIOS will accept. Can you get a copy of the manual, either from the office, or via the net, or makers website? Also there may be limits on the anount of RAM that can be installed if you want to upgrade. let us know and someone here can probably help.
Can the IT representative at your office help with further info? Bazza

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Lydster said:



I have an older laptop that we use infrequently here in the office, and it's making a pretty loud grinding noise. I looked into this a bit on-line, and everyone seems to agree that this probably means the hard drive is going. I just want to confirm a few things with an expert before I proceed:

1) Is there anything I should try to get rid of the grinding noise before I just pack it in and trash this laptop?

2) Although the laptop is older, I really don't want to trash it. Does it make sense to buy a new hard drive?

3) If I do buy a new hard drive, is that the kind of thing that I can install myself, without too much experience? Can you guys help me through it?

4) Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for the drive and what I should get? (It's a Dell Notebook)

Any assistance is very much appreciated!Click to expand...


 

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Hi all,

My laptop fan is making some pretty weird noises and some of them sound pretty bad; when the laptop turns off the fan kind of clunkclunkclunks to a stop and I'm worried that the fan might not be spinning fast enough to cool the laptop. I've looked at how to replace the fan and it involves taking pretty much the entire laptop apart, is there anything else I could/should be looking at, trying to do, etc, before I go all in? The only thing I can think of would be to get a can of compressed air and try to give it a blast and maybe dislodge something; I just thought it would be worth asking before going through the trouble of taking the laptop apart plus the expense of buying a new fan. My laptop is an HP pavillion dv7.

Thanks a bunch for any help,
J
 

Answer:Laptop fan grinding noise?

It might be an idea to get a program such as Speccy (Google it) and check the temps on your CPU, if the CPU is too hot, i would see if you could get access to the fan, clean and clean it out with a can of compressed air (Or a vacuum but that may damage components, i wouldn't recommend it but i do it personally) and if that doesn't help take the fan off and use an alcohol wipe to clean off the grey compound on it and replace it with some fresh thermal compound (There are plenty of youtube videos on how to do this).
 

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Hello
I just installed on windows 2000 on a Gateway Solo 9300 laptop
20GB HD
128 RAM

I deleted windows 98, reformatted, and installed Windows 2000 and Office 2000
I applied all the latest patches for IE, W2K, and Office
After testing here at my home I had no probs
Something happened from putting it in a laptop bag o delivering it to my friend

When she powers it up there is a grinding noise....I can hear it over the phone
and
I can also hear the harddrive seeking...clicking sound...which I never heard the whole time I had it
The sound comes from the side with the CDROM and FLoppy....It might be the floppy initializing on startup?????
 

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Recently when holding the laptop in a certain way a grinding noise ensues from the device followed by a pulse like grinding. Hibernating the laptop and then reopening solves this until pressure is applied to an unspecified part of it after which the noise returns.

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So i was using my Compaq Evo N620c laptop( Windows XP) and i put it on stand by. When i came back, i started the laptop up and it started making a really loud high pitched noise almost like a whistle. I restarted the laptop and it started making the same noise. I went on safe mode and the noise stopped and everything louded perfectly. Than when i went back on my regular account and it started making the noise again. The noise only starts at the blue loading screen for XP. I had this laptop for 2 years and this is the first time this ever happened.

Will the noise stop if I open up my laptop and use a duster ( high pressure air) and i take out all the dust out of my fan and hard drive?

Thank You
 

Answer:Laptop makes a really loud grinding noise

No way to tell for sure what the noise is coming from with the info provided. Could be a fan, could be a hard drive. I suggest you go ahead and try blowing the dust out with canned air through the cooling vents. Use short bursts instead of a continuous blast. First blow air into the exhaust port first, then into the intake port. Repeat until no more dust appears.

Try one thing first... mute the sound. Audio hardware can do some strange stuff.

Raybro
 

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after a power problem, the laptops dvd drive and mains plug broke down, and a grinding sound could then always be heard from the system. after replacing the hard drive in a test, I can now safely say that its not a grinding hard drive at all. the harsh noise seems to be from the systems cpu fan. usually after a few mins of use the noise gets lower (almost disappears), as the temperature of the system increases. I have blown out all of the dust, but the noise remains. whats my other option? would a fan replacement or oiling really solve the issue? I dont have a small enough screwdriver here to remove the fan, and wouldnt be too sure on what to use if an 'oiling' was necessary-no doubt a replacement would be the best bet? surely its not the cpu itself creaking away-lol. thanks for any suggestions if possible. is a grinding/loud fan over a few yrs of use a common problem in laptops? this system is from 2007

Answer:grinding noise from laptop was not a hard drive!

Try taskmanager at start up and see what is using up the CPU.If nothing running system idle process should be showing about 96% that is normal.

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I recently bought an HP Omen 2 months ago. For the last month it has made a glitchy noise that can also sound like grinding. It espicially happens when I watch videos of any kind, or if I am just on the web. Strangely, it stops making the noise when I play a video game such as overwatch. I know for a fact that it is a hardware problem as I have performed tests. It has something to do with the power or the fan. It changes loudness when i change the power settings. Is this Normal? I would appreciate if I got an answer ASAP. Thank you in advance!

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Hello,

My CD drive is making loud noises. This doesn't occur all the time. For example,I'm watching a DVD - Criminal Minds Season 4 and it allowed me to watch the episodes fine but when I tried to watch a deleted scene, it made this loud grinding noise and it wouldn't stop even when I clicked stopped in Windows Media Player. It only stopped when I removed the DVD.

This also occurred when I was watching another DVD, I was trying to skip through it and it made that loud grinding noise again but it still played after it got to where I wanted it to be. But with the Criminal Minds DVD, it won't work even when I leave the DVD grinding to see if it'll go to the deleted scene.

I don't understand what's going on. I barely used it before but now it's acting up. I never dropped my laptop or hit it.

I'm attaching the sound it makes. I hope there's a way I can fix this on my own.

Btw, the deleted scene worked on my sister's Toshiba laptop. It made no loud noises. It was smooth.

Edit: Here is the sound it makes. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2cm4a It's the one named DVD drive

Answer:Asus Laptop CD Drive Makes Loud Grinding Noise

A DVD drive will make noise. Whirring and a little bit of clunking and ticking are normal, but a solid grinding sound does not sound good. You may have to replace that DVD drive.

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Hi, I bought this laptop (HP dv6458se) on July 4th of this year, and already, it's making so much noise. I have already googled this problem and I can see there may be a lot of reasons why it's making noise. But can someone please help me narrow it down? I have 101 GB of 140 GB left. I checked windows task manager when the fan would make noise, and the cpu usage is anywhere between 8-17%...And I don't know if it matters or not, but physical memory says 39%...Also, just to give more info, I'm running on Windows Vista. And aside from the fan noises, there are also those little ticking noises (I'm sorry for the horrible descriptions. I'm not much of a computer person), you know, like you can tell the laptop is um, processing information or something. And the fan goes off about every 20-30 seconds. Then it stops. Then starts up again. Please help me!
 

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I bought this  laptop  December 2015 and was at first calm but now making noise since yesterday.probably the fan

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hey all,
my asus g50vt-x1 (about 7 months old) just started making little noises, and im pretty sure from experience that its the headers realigning. i just noticed it now, im pretty sure this is the first time it has happened. before my latop used to be very quiet and i liked it that way. why is the hdd making noise now and is there any way to fix it?

Answer:laptop hdd making noise?

If it is definately the hard drive, and it is a clanking / clicking sound then it sounds like it is the write head on he hard drive. No you can't do anything to resolve this issue aside from replacing the drive. Is it under warranty still? If so send it in for repair. If it isn't I would just back up my data on a regular basis and once the drive crashed to replace it.

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It makes a whining noise when on and a clicking noise when off. When you connect charger it stops. And with it disconnected it won't stay on more than 2 min.

Answer:laptop making noise

What are the specs on your computer?  Who makes it...what is the model, etc., etc.Right now...it seems you may have a battery issue, but it's entirely too early to tell unless you can give us a little more information.How long has this been going on?

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Hey guys,im having trouble with my laptop. Every time I turn on my laptop, it makes an annoying vibrating sound. I thought it would be the fan being clogged up or something so I have opened it up and clean the inside. The result remains the same. I hear it around the fan since I'm pretty sure it's the only noisey part of the computer. I thought you guys might help me out, I might be doing something wrong.thanks

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I don't know what it's called heat sink maybe. Anyway I think it is the fan that keeps making a noise like its scratching or hitting something when it kicks on. I don;t know if it is a serious problem and if it is easy to fix myself but it usuually starts making that sound when I transport it and turn it on but after a while it will stop scratching as if it ajusts and it will never make that noise again until i transport it again and it seems as if I offset it or something. Thanks
 

Answer:My Laptop is making a wierd noise.

Hard to know exactly what it is unless you pull it down so you can see what is happening or you have experience and can take an educated guess just by the sound. Sounds like it's a bearing in the CPU fan, or worse, the hard drive. Really though if either of those go your in trouble.
Either try to narrow it down by yourself but if you have no experience you may be better off just taking it in for repair.
Oh and if you haven't backed up recently do it now. If it is the drive it could go any time (well this is always the case actually).
 

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Hi,
My laptop has started making an annoying noise, I'm not sure if it's the fan (which I cleaned yesterday with compressed air) or if it's my hard drive. I would like to get my log checked as a precaution. I've already run Mcafee, Lavasoft and spybot, maybe there is something else I am missing. Thanks.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
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C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\PmProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
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Answer:Laptop Making Noise: Hijack Log

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My laptop makes a sort of crackling noise whenever it is doing something, almost like an electrical noise i.e. during start up, opening a new app or searching for something on google. It isn't a problem with the audio, and I believe it isn't a problem with the fan as the sound comes from a different part of the laptop as the fan.  Is this most likely normal and something that I should put up with or shall I take it back? Thanks in advance!

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So when i got my laptop the sound wasnt that bad i though ehh its just some out of the box sounds itll go away, no its gotten worse. So i decided to ask my dad and he said its just the hard drive working and then i look on the webistes and ive seen someone saying its the processor idling and that when you do more activity it goes which in my case is kinda true it almost goes away it just gets alittle quieter and slower, the sound is coming from the right side of my laptop and its like it almost sounds like a disk drive starting kinda thats the closest thing i can compare it to..

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I have an Acer VN7 791 laptop, it's almost two years old and within the last 10 or so months it's been making a buzzing/whirling noise.It only makes this noise when I'm running a game that's pretty resource intensive.I've pinpointed the noise to the front end (closest to the user) of the laptop but I can't really tell which side it comes from. It often sounds like it's coming from one or both sides. The two internal components on the left and right side, respectively, are the battery (it's internal) and HDD.I've used applications and tested both of these components. The HDD seems like it's fine but I dunno, it sometimes sounds like the noise comes from it's side of the laptop. The battery died the other day for the first time, it wouldn't charge and the Acer care problem reported the battery was "damaged due to long term use" but ever since then the battery has been fine and hold a charge. Thing is this issue had occurred for almost a year now and the battery was fine back then.The longer the use of high resource games when the buzzing is occurring the louder the buzzing seems to become.So can anyone help me pinpoint what the issue truly is? Thanks!Also, here's a video of the buzzing, turn the sound up as it's kinda hard to hear. The buzzing is slightly louder in person my phone camera just didn't record very well.https://youtu.be/TnIMyXVUFcI

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I have an Inspiron 8600. Every time my LCD screen turns off, it starts making a very high pitched screeching noise thats barely audible but still noticeable. What is causing this noise? Is there a problem or is this normal? Either way its really pissing me off especially when it happens while I'm studying.

Answer:Laptop Screen Making Noise

Sounds like the tube is gunna blow soon. Is it old or what?

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I'm at my wits end. I have a Inspiron Laptop with Windows 7 and have NEVER had problems with it. Well, all of a sudden (started around the first of Feb), I was downloading some songs from Amazon and when I tried to listen to them, I started getting this honking noise every now and then. I had Dell check over the system and they told me that it was a problem with my Internet provider (Comcast). Comcast has been out here repeatedly checking for problems and I finally got a tech who knew suggested I try changing speakers. I thought it was only happening (the honking noise) when I was online or streaming music, but he had me put a CD in it and sure as heck, there was the honking noise too. He thought it might be the speakers, so I plugged in some extra speakers I had and HONK there went the noise again. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be.
Has anyone had this problem ? and if so, what was the cause and how did it get fixed ? I would really REALLY appreciate any suggestions and help. 
Thank you.
SpiderGypsy

Answer:My laptop is making a honking noise

It sounds like someone (or some application) has been messing with your machine and they have changed the Windows notification sound to a honk. This is something I have done to unsuspecting friends.
 
How to change your Windows sounds
 
or
 
Is this noise is only when you play media? Do you have any DRM software installed?

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When I start my Inspiron N5040, it makes audible 3 beeps for 3 times then it goes away but I can hear
faint 5 beeping noises while computer is running at a regular interval.  It beeps for 5 times then pauses for a few seconds then it continues on and on.

Answer:My laptop is making beeping noise

Hi ELIJAH3,
3 beeps codes is a system board failure and 5 beeps is a CMOS battery failure.
Ensure you backup all imp data on the system first.
Update the BIOS if possible - http://dell.to/2g6cqpK- restart the system and check.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
If the 5 beeps issue persists, then download the service manual from the above link - remove and reseat the CMOS battery and check. Or replace the CMOS battery and check.
If the issue is unresolved, then I would suspect a motherboard failure.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
You could also order the parts online here - http://bit.ly/2gLyEP1
My personal suggestion is for you to invest your money on a new machine than to repair this system. However, that is your discretion.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My laptop keeps making 3 beeps the stops for 5second the it continues. How can I fix this?

Answer:My laptop keeps making a beeping noise.

Depends on your computer model which should always be mentioned when asking a question. Find the answer yourself at Dell Support. Look up Beep Codes for your model.

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If I increase the volume it starts to make a weird noise which I'm sure comes from the fan- but it's only when I increase the volume. If I mute my laptop, the sound goes. And if I watch a video and increase the sound, then the sound of the video is like ghosts speaking! I tried to clean the fan, although it was still making the sound. Shall I replace it? any suggestions will be fine, thanks.

Answer:My laptop is making this weird noise!

fan noise would not increase as you up the volume.
try updating your sound chip drivers.
What make and model of laptop? and operating system?

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XP Professional Windows laptop is driving me nuts. I have just noticed today that I keep getting a chirping noise, and I don't know what it is.

I went into Device manager and seen that I had an alert which I'm not sure if it has anything to do with it or not but this is what it says:

I am not sure what it is, and I have even tried doing a search which got me no where which is why I'm here asking for help. I am not even sure if the chirping is even tied into this alert or not.

The chirping thing is a little annoying, lol. Ha

But any help with this would be highly appreciated.
 

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Hi, I am using Lenovo G series Laptop. Some noise( Seems like fan sound) come out while using the laptop.  Could you please let me know what might be the problem( Mother Board or CPU Fan) ? and also how can I resolve the problem.  Thanks,Jemini. 

Answer:Making Noise While laptop turn on.

I am able to resovle the problem myself by just cleaning the fan.

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I just got this latop onFriday and the fan is making noises. Should I take it back & get another one?

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My laptop computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) has been making a weird ticka-ticka-ticka noise since last night, only when I load a website that's heavy in photos or video (and not every time.) The noise sounds similar to an mp3 file of hard drive spindle motor failure I found through Google, but it doesn't have that background whine and seems to coincide with the fan speeding up. It also doesn't sound like it's coming from the hard drive (located at the lower left side in my laptop, I believe), but the middle-to-upper left side.

Can someone help me identify what's likely to be wrong? The computer is several years old, so I'm not surprised if something's breaking down, but I sure hope it's repairable.

My specs: (yes, I'm aware that I'm extremely behind in the updates)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 220874 MB, Free - 112041 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 9043 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Laptop making clicking noise

check there is not a wire touching a fan blade

a fan unbalanced by dust

run dell diagnostics
 

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with my tablet pc plugged into the power outlet and to college ethernet connection, my laptop's making this strange buzzing noise. I seem to think it has something to do with my wireless internet... the reason: when the noise is persisting, when i disable the wireless internet via the switch on the side of my computer, the noise temporarily stops, but then starts up again a few seconds later. This works for a few seconds whether i enable or disable wireless with this switch. Any ideas about what's going on? is a part just loose? Or is my computer working to connect to wireless even though i'm plugged into ethernet? Thanks.
 

Answer:my laptop's making an annoying noise

Does the noise turn off if you have the sound muted? If not then I would take a look at the CPU fan as thats the only part of the laptop that should be making sound.

To answer your question your Wireless if enabled is always searching for a connection unless its turned off.

Short of the CPU fan I would think there has to be something either 1) not tightened down or 2) some component is likely to fail shortly.
 

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Question: Grinding Noise

I have an Everex Explora, AMD Athlon computer and at the start up and when I am searching for info it makes a grinding noise while it is loading the information. Also twice last week after typing and searching for what I wanted I heard a loud grinding noise. Not knowing anything about computers I have no idea what is the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise

Hi lag
Grinding noises aren't good. It sounds like you hard drive is going. I would back up your important data NOW. You can run a scandisk (surface scan) and defrag to help test out the hard drive. Many manufacturers of hard drive also have utilities on their web sites you can run to test out the drive. Is your system under warranty? Many hard drives come with a three year warranty.

[Edited by Lurker1 on 06-19-2001 at 01:04 PM]
 

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Hello, I have recently heard what sounds like a grounding noise coming from my computer. I usually only notice it when the computer is searching for something (say a Google search), and I seem to especially notice it while searching on e-Bay. Once the site or page is found, it then stops making that sound. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to stop it, or repair it? Does this mean the hard drive is about to crash? I have a Dell Computer, and Windows XP system. Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise

Just to be on the safe side do a back up if you havent done.Open the case and try to isolate the noise.
 

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Question: grinding noise

hi guys
i have a problem everyday my computer make a grinding noise and during
that time my computer is frozen , i cant do nothing until it stop by itself.
does it mean i need a new hard disk or can i fix it.
thank you in advance
icedtea2002
 

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Hello. I've been hearing a grinding noise for sometime on start-up on my PC. Occasionally, the PC will pretty much hang at the windows XP logo. When this occurs i just hold in on the power button and go through the boot process without any problems. However, the grinding noise that comes at the start is very loud and doesn't sound healthy at all. I've opened the case and there's no cords in the way of the fans. What could the noise be? Should i have concern? My computer runs fine after the noisy few seconds into the boot but becomes normal after it passes the windows XP logo.

My specs:
nVidia 8600GTS card 256 GPU
amd 3800+ 2.4 GHz
1 gig of ram

For more detail:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN
But my card gcard is now nVidia 8600GTS card 256 GPU.

Sorry this is confusing. Tired after the holidays :) thanks for any/all help.

Answer:Grinding noise?

try and isolate if it is coming from a drive or a fan
did you upgrade the psu when you upgraded the video

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can someone please help me?
just a few minutes ago i was simply browsing and heard a loud grinding noise from my pc, i checked all the fans and it seems to be from the gpu, i restarted pc and still goes on. i left it off for now but i cant seem to find the cause, nothing is hitting anything
help?
thnx

Answer:Grinding noise?

You wouldn't be able to see anything. The grinding noise occurs when the ball bearings go ( at one point the balls start showing wear and don't run "round" anymore, causing the fanblades to tumble.)
Simple solution: you need a new fan. In cases of emergency (like you can't get your hands on a new fan anytime soon) there is a way to prolong the life of the fan a little bit. You get some graphite powder from your automotive supplier, peel back the fan label and carefully put a little bit onto the center of the fan.
I really mean CAREFUL the stuff is worse on cloth than laser toner
Make sure to put the label back on and don't use any form of oil..it will only cause a mess.
-DG

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Hey guys, I logged on this morning to my pc and started to play a game and all of a sudden every few minutes the game would just crash for 10 seconds or so then be fine. When the crash happened i couldn't press Ctrl+Alt+Del so i know it wasn't the actual game itself crashing or losing connection etc.

So then i decided to take off my headset and try see if there was any strange noises and there was a really weird grinding noise for 2-3 seconds.. then game pc crashes then 10 seconds later everything is perfectly fine.

Anybody had this issue or know any solutions? If you need any additional information don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance, Pompey.
 

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Oh my god, not long after writing this thread... Now my PC just turned itself off without any warning, bleeps or grinding noises. Didn't even reboot, just switched itself off.

When i boot up my PC, i don't get no errors, it boots up as quick as it ever has.

Microsoft XP S3 Pro

Intel core 2 DUO CPU
E4600 @ 2.40ghz
2GB RAM

Graphics; Nvidia Geforce 9600GT
 

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Hello, Im getting a nasty noise from my pc at start up, never on restart. Ive had the cover off and tested the PSU but its fine ,also replaced fan on heatsink, it made no difference. Its definitley coming from the heatsink or CPU, very odd. Luckily I have a new motherboard bundle waiting for Xmas! Everything backed up. Cheers.
 

Answer:Grinding noise From CPU?

Stop each fan in the system one at a time. Use something like a coffee stir stick to hold the fan blades. Insert the stick before you pw ON not after.
 

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Hi, can any one advise me? I have been getting a grinding noise from my PC roughly monthly since I obtained it in Nov. 2004, I think it may be when I push it a little??could this be the hard drive protesting ? it`s a pentium 4 3000ghz, asrobs.

Answer:GRINDING noise from PC

Some hard drives can get noisy when there is a lot of disc activity.......I have an IBM Deskstar 80GB drive which sounds a bit like a boiling kettle when working hard.It has done for the 3 years since I got it.Also some fans will speed up when temperatures rise and can become very loud.If this noise is infrequent,only happens when you are working the pc hard and most importantly not getting worse over time then I would be inclined to ignore it.If it's annoying you then you will need to track down the culprit and consider replacing it with a new quieter version.

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Every 15 or 20 seconds, I hear a soft beeping noise that seems to be coming from the laptop. I think its coming from the speakers, but its hard to tell as it is a fast beep. What is going on?
 

Answer:Laptop making weird beeping noise.

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Hello, recently I was having some issues with my sound on my computer (I could not open my volume mixer) so I was given the advice to run a "sfc/scannow" in CMD. The scan fixed that issue, along with generally making my computer faster (I suspect I had some issues with my hard drive aswell).

The only problem is that now my friends on skype tell me that there is a very unpleasant static sound coming from my mic and that I sound low and muffled. I am using the mic that is built in my laptopt, I have an MSI GT60 laptop.

I have tried uninstalling the microphone using the device manager and then restarting the computer, but that did not work.

Help is very appreciated.

Answer:Laptop microphone making static noise.

I went into "handle audiounits" (roughly translated) in the contorl panel, there I went into recording and then I selected my mic. From there I could select a couple of different modes in different frequencies. I chose one called "Channel 2, 24bit, 96000 Hz (Studioquality)" and now the static is much less noticable, but still there.

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I just bought a used Dell Latitude D510 laptop a month ago. I also bought a brand new battery to ensure I was good to go. Everything's been working fine until last night. I was working offline when it suddently powered off. It made a crackling/sparking/arcing noise from the right front speaker. I plugged it in thinking maybe my battery died. Everything worked fine for about 20 minutes and it did it again. Freaked out, I left it off overnight.

Today, I left it plugged in and started working on it. About 30 minutes in, it did it again. I'm worried I'm going to damage something.

Any thoughts on what's happening? Thanks!!
 

Answer:laptop powers off making a crackling noise

Welcome to TSG forums.,
Since the computer is only a month old, I would contact Dell and see what they suggest doing. You should have warranty on it.
Vicks
 

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a mate of mine dropped his laptop (acer travelmate 8372) from about 1.4m height, and it makes really really loud buzzing crackling noises. is it the busted hard drive? or is something electric in the laptop about to explode?
 

Answer:Laptop dropped, making buzzing noise

Such a noise could be a number of things, is it still booting up to the desktop?

I guess from your description that the noise is coming from the speakers, if you could just confirm that.
 

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I have a compaq presario bought in 2009. I almost never use the DVD rom drive but recently on startup I have noticed a buzzing sound coming from the drive. On this last startup the sound was even louder and I grew concerned. But attempting to open the drive, it popped open but did not slide out (sticking out about 1/8th of an inch). It is stuck and I can't pull it out. There is a DVD in the drive, and even after the trey popped out I could still hear the noise. Interestingly, I checked to see if it could still read the DVD and can confirm the drive is still working properly (even with the trey edging out). What is this a sign of and how do I carefully open the drive? By the way, I already disabled the drive.
 

Answer:laptop dvd rom drive making noise and not opening

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I have a Medion laptop, model no E7214 which I bought in June 2010. For the last fews weeks, I have noticed an intermittent buzzing noise when I either stream music or just listen to any music or video source.It also comes on when I try to run another program. I also noticed a marked decrease in my downloading speed. Also, at times, the cooling fan seems to work overtime and my laptop seems hot... No idea if these can be linked..I did a complete factory restore and checked the device manager but nothing solved the problem. Very frustrating as apart from that, this is a brilliant laptop and I never had any problems and everything else works ok.
Any suggestions will be very welcome..

Answer:laptop is making intermittent buzzing noise

The problem seems to point to the fan as you mention overheating. Try clearing the fan outlet by gently blowing or using an air canister Or alternatively remove the bottom cover and gently brush out any dust you find there.

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GREETINGS   I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED HP LAPTOP AMO20 WHICH IS MAKING ANNOYING CRACKLING NOISE PROBABLY FROM HARD DISK .   I called the dealer about the issue but he said its normal. However the chirping noise disturbs me a lot. Kindly help to solve the problem.Regards     Dr  Zahoor

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heare is a link to my speakers http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 i do not understand this as if i use google crome on the same web page and scroll on g chrome it dose not make the grinding sound

Answer:weird grinding sound coming out of speakers when scrolling on firefox?

That is usually a setting in System Sounds. The panel for System Sounds can be found in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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I have a Gateway PC with ME, 1.3 processor, 640 ram. Three yrs old. It will not boot up. I turn PC on, and I get to first screen, and then it bumps and grinds and whirs and chirps, and beeps. I hit F1 key and get a message that operating system cannot be found. I tried to boot from a Norton rescue disk but no good. It sounds like fan motor is on. Last week, the PC started to cut off (power) for no reason, randomly, and I would have to reboot. Has my hardrive crashed? Might it be something less severe?. Please help? Thank you. RD.
 

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hi friends

everything was fine .. i reinstalled firefox3.00 for some internet purpose now internet was ok.. but when i restarted Firefox again after a reboot it noted me that "Firefox not able to start sorry for the inconvenience" .and the i noticed some kind of grinding noice from my system..

so i checked my cabinet all was fine and finally noticed that the noise was from the speakers...

and i noticed the noise was associated with the hdd data reading which was indicated by the hdd light on the cabinet..

i thought this is the problem of firefox so i reinstalled to the latest firefox the problem still continues...

other things i noticed along with this problem is that

the windows boot up time is long than wat it was before the problem.. but after boot up everything is fine except for the grinding noise from speakers..

i test my system with directx diagnostic tool ..everything is fine

i suspected my hdd and made a long test with seatool hdd test tool everything was fine
i have smart enabled on my hdd

there is this cricking noise along with the audio which is also distrubing my adio and video play back

i am confused wat might be the problem.. that noise is disturbing the regular sound pattern of my system

i tested my speakers with external devices the sound was crystal clear

my sys config is
c2d 1.86
intel 946mobo
3gb ram
160 sata hdd
nvidia xfx 8400gs overclocked rivatuner
creative 5.1 speakers

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Answer:Grinding noise from speakers help

when a card goes bad sometimes it doesnt properly filter out noise. if they play fine on like an mp3 player or another computer you may want to look at replacing the card. theyre cheap enough now
 

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I am struggling with Grinding noise while using my HP Laptop-HP G62 Notebook PC. I have cleaned the Vents using Compressed Gas Can, but this did not help much. Checked HP Support Assistant for possible driver/software updates, but no updates are available.

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When I boot up my y470, the fan makes a grinding noise for about 3 seconds,  then is perfectly normal. I think there's something wrong with my fan's bearings, even though it's only 2 weeks old (terrible manufacturing quality apparently). How do I go about putting my warranty to good use here? I'm in Canada.

Answer:Y470 fan grinding noise

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/service-provider/default.page
 
Canada, right?
 
Dave

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My w550s laptop fan is making a loud grinding noise whenever I turn it on.  I've tried cleaning and then replacing the fan but the issue persists anyway. Any tips on how to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated. I've attached the sound for reference. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4rjnLAA0hh8c0NBVWphbVlUMzQ/view?usp=drivesdk (it sounds like a bearing is loose but I'm not quite sure) 

Answer:W550s fan grinding noise

Welcome shadowsonmywall1. Is your CPU and GPU running hot when the laptop fan is making a loud grinding noise?2. Did you remove the thermal paste before replacing with a new fan?3. Have you tighten all other screws on the laptop fan?
4. Use grease to oil the bearing of the fan.
 
Peter
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One of my HP laptops, HP Pavilion dv9650us, went off warranty about two months ago. I was using the machine to help fix another computer's problem when I noticed that its dvd-drive is making loud grinding noises and is slowing down the computer whenever I would access the drive. I suspect that the drive is about to die.

I am not sure how long the drive has been doing this since the laptop is being used primarily by another family member.

I purchased an extended warranty through Office Depot, but that family member cannot afford for that computer to be sent off for an unknown amount of time so I am actively considering replacing the drive myself.

I am looking at drives on amazon.com and unsure if a 'universal laptop slimline drive' will fit. Are the drives fairly universal between manufactorers? The current drive is an HD-DVD drive so I was hoping to upgrade to a blu-ray drive. Is it possible?

FYI: These kind of internal laptop dvd drives are not available from newegg or even frys. I'd rather not buy directly through hp.

Answer:dvd drive grinding noise

www.span.com Found a few laptop BD-Roms there. Panasonic makes the UJ-220 for laptops as well. They are a bit pricey. I would google something like 'Notebook Internal Blu-Ray' and see what pops up for you.

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My y510p is making a small grinding noise by the hdd is this normal?
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: IdeaPad Y, U, V, Z & P series 2013 shipping discussion

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Hi,
Our NEC Superscript 870 printer works ok for one or two pages at a time: anymore than that and it begins to make a grinding noise and then a paper jam. The grinding noise seems to be coming from the right hand side, perhaps from the gears under the brass clips that are under the toner cartridge. The teeth that are visible seem normal. Suggestions?
Steve
 

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Title says it all. I am not very familiar with Computers, but I know my stuff.

I have an ASUS P5Q-E Motherboard, and an Intel Q9950 processor. I also have the Antec Twelve Hundred gaming case, with a Zalman cooler on top of all that.

I smack the side of the behind the cover, and sometimes it will go away, but that's horrible for the machine. It is not the cooler, because I have tried moving it while the PC was running, and no problem. I smack the top of the fan on the top, the muffles, and comes back. It is not the Hardrive, or any External fans, because the noise is coming from the top, back right corner of the PC. I turn the speed of the fan on the top down, there is no change of sound, and there are no wires interfering with the fans.

Any help would be appreciated.

--Icedgreece.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise coming from the CPU, or top fan.

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Hello. Currently i Have in my PC:Q6600 2.4 ghz8800gts 312 DDR32gb of ram500gb WD sata HDDSound Blaster Audigy500watt PSUAlright so my computer has up and decided that it hates me. For about three months it worked without any major issues. I noticed some absurd artifacting with my GPU but decided i'd just replace it eventually. My problem is that recently my computer has gone nutty. Whenever I decide to do anything (open photoshop, install programs, ect) it starts to give me laggy sound. Windows itself takes about 5 minutes to get past that initial loading screen and then 1 or 2 minutes to actually load my user. Under a normal circumstance I would just guess CPU but it's stranger. Once photoshop opens it gives a GPU error, whatever, I get it, it's broken. Yet it works fine, no lag, nothing. I render videos, and nothing. I open fallout 3 and it lags until it gets to the menu and the sound is fine for the rest of the game. It seems to only lag on loading screens. About an hour ago I started hearing loud grinding noises from inside my case. All of this leads me to believe it may be my HDD. It seems that the sound skips any time the HDD is accessed but I'm not sure. So I wanted to get a second opinion.I ran a CPU stress test and it never got above 60C at 100% for 3 hours. I ran a ram test for 20 minutes with 0 errors. My GPU gets up to 72C with artifacting almost nonstop In games there are specific models that seem to make the oddest thing ever occur. Giant tr... Read more

Answer:strange grinding noise

Two problems at the same time:1) Hard drive is going bad.  If the grinding noise is coming from the hard drive, that's means it's about to crap out on you.  Back up your data as soon as you can 'cause you may not get another chance...2) Video card.  99% of the time artifacts on the screen mean a video card problem.  The other 1% of the time it's drivers.  So...you have your marching orders.  Replace both the hard drive AND the video card.

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Well the thread says it all. I have a DELL PC a year or 2 old, and the CD ROM is starting to make this grinding like noise, for a split second only, when a CD spins down in the drive.

Does this mean the CD ROM drive is about to go? How much longer do you think it will live?

Should I start using the DVD drive to play CDs and games? Will this hurt the DVD drive?

Well that about wraps it up I think.
 

Answer:CD ROM and grinding noise when cd spins down

take the cd rom drive out of the pc and shake it. If you hear anything bouncing around inside then something might possibly be broken. As for your dvd drive, no playing cds and games won't hurt it. In fact I would recommend using it. Besides you can get a new dvd burner for like thirty bucks now so if it does break, who cares, they're cheap!
 

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My laptop is making a whinnying noise when power cord is plugged in. Once power cord is removed, the noise stops. I have tried a different power cord in store and noise is still there. I have removed the battery and tried only power cord, and noise is still happening. Noise also remains when sound/speakers are turned off. Have tried multiple outlets, and noise still happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Video link is below. Thanks!https://youtu.be/TdrP2tikTLc

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My HP Laptop laptop makes low, faint crackling noise which stop for a few seconds and come back. I have noticed this for a while but thought it was a standard computer sound, but I have also been (at random times) receiving blue screen messages which appear for a few seconds and disappear and then my computer restarts abruptly, therfore I cannot read the content of the message to understand the nature of the problem. could you post a way to access these blue screen messages if they are stored on my computer so I can read them. This is not the only problem my cd/dvd drive displays messages such as D:\ is not accessible or Please Insert Disk into Drive D:\ when I insert a blank cd into the drive and attempt to open the cd folder.

I have read various posts on this subject in this forum but I am not sure even though they sound similar if they apply to my problem.

I don't think my drive is old as it seems like a recent computer being that I bought it from a friend a few months ago ( I have the documentation if that helps). If it is because the drive is old the sound still occurs when there is no cd in the drive I've tried to backup but I have a 40GB Hard drive with more than half of its capacity used so when I try and save the backup on my personal folder or cd (750Mb) it doesn't have enough free space to complete the backup.

PLEASE HELP ME!!! how can i backup my computer just in case my hard drive does fail or how can I fix the stated problems!
 

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Thanks in advance for any help.

When I tried to turn my Dell laptop on this morning it stuck on the black screen with DELL at the top and made this high screeching noise. I can't seem to do anything but manually turn in off from this point. Any Ideas? Is it fried?
-Lisa
 

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Hi,
I recently bought a HP ENVY Notebook 15-as050sa
When I remove the power cord (battery), the laptop starts making a lot of noise, it's like a whining high pitched annoying noise.
Does anyone have any solutions?
Thanks.

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I have a two year old Acer Aspire laptop ES1-512.  Lately it's been making a soft, rhythmic noise (kind of sounds like my small dog snoring).  I had a friend take it apart and vacuum out the dust, but it's still making the noise.  I think it might be the fan, but I'm not sure.  At one point, when we had it apart, the fan wasn't working, and then it started working again, so I don't know if that's it or not.  It's not acting strange, so I don't think it's the hard drive.  It's also not running particularly warm either.  But the noise is disturbing because I don't know what's causing it.  Servicing is expensive.  Can anybody help?  

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I bought the HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible 2 in 1 laptop online from Amazon September of last year. Everything was fine until around November where it was making this soft, but noticeable mechanical sound when I turned it on. I didn't pay much attention to it because it was not obnoxiously loud at the time, and I make sure that the fans are breathing and not collecting dust. However, now it appears that the fans are like jittering and making this whining noise when I'm on. I don't run a lot of programs at once on there nor do I leave it running for a long time. The noise is really bothering me because I can't even bring it to class with me because of how loud it sounds!  I tried everything, updating the BIOS, doing system checks and diagnosis through the HP support assistance, I always keep it clean and I use compressed gas to blow the dust that I could find in or around the laptop as thoroughly as possible. Still nothing. I have no clue what to do so I hope someone can help me, please. Thanks! 

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After sorting out one problem I now seem to have another with my HP G70 notebook.When I start up before it loads into vista the screen stays black and it makes a VERY LOUD beeping noise for about 2 minutes. This noise sounds like a counting beep, and then after this time it loads up and is as normal.Could this be a battery problem? (Am waiting for a new one to arrive).

Answer:on start up laptop is making a loud beeping noise

Can you note the actual sequence of beeps, they probably repeat themselves.Look here.click here

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Hey Guys...

So my Packard Bell Easy Note MX37-S-200 has suddenly started making persistent " Crackling " and " Popping" noises from the moment i boot it. The noise is coming from the speakers and the sound is now distorted. I have very recently got it back from the repair shop after having my AC jack replaced... I would really like to rule everything out before i start pointing fingers at the repair guy

Things i have tried - Disabling sound driver - Noise was still there and laptop just installed it again.

Running avast scan through it - Scan picked up nothing.

Played with the sound setting - Nothing changed noise still there.

Plugged in PC speakers - Noise still coming from laptop but sound came out of the speakers fine.
Would really appreciate any help
Thank you
 

Answer:Laptop Making Crackling noise + Sound is distorted.

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I have upgraded my laptops p4 cpu from 1.85-2.40ghz, the laptop runs alot faster but the hard drive makes more noise than it use to.The hard drive is only 4200rpm so is it the new cpu pushing the hard drive to full speed.Should I upgrade the hard drive to 5400rpm.thanks.

Answer:Laptop hard drive making more noise after cpu upgr

I wouldn't expect the hard drive to make any more noise, but the CPU fan might be running faster.

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My computer is an HP Pavilion zv5000 with windows xp. I came home today and it was off. I statred it and it made a clicking , spinning noise, like something was broke or loose. It is repeatedly displaying the following error message: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
 

Answer:laptop is making a clicking noise inside when it is turned on.

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recently, my ideapad 305 has been making buzzing noises over the top of everything that is played from the speakers, can anyone help with this problem as it is very annoying. thanks.

Answer:ideapad 305 making buzzing noise over everything played on laptop

Hi Taylor,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Are you facing this issue on laptop speakers and also on headphones? Are you facing this only while the power adapter is connected?
 
Also, please share on which operating system your laptop is running?
 
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Hi all

Been having a problem whenever I move the laptop lid back a little past the vertical position - it makes the sound that a USB device makes when plugged in.

Cant figure it out why, but started the inbuilt camera and with that on i pushed the laptop monitor back slightly and the camera went off... Any ideas?

Its still under warranty.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - laptop monitor making USB noise

Sounds like a cable is loose.

Is the system still under warranty?

I'd send it to an Authorized Service Provider for repair. There is an ASP list on the Toshiba website in the support section.

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Hi,

I recently bought a HP ENVY Notebook 15-as050sa

When I remove the power cord (battery), the laptop starts making a lot of noise, it's like a whining high pitched annoying noise.

Does anyone have any solutions?

Thanks.
 

Answer:New laptop making noise when remove power cable

Hello

First,is this a new laptop? If so you may want to think about your warranty..

I am going to tag .. @Evan Omo @Madmatt2006
 

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Hi All,I have two laptops , a packard bell and a Dell.The packard bell laptop keeps making a loud nose as the fan is always on which is quite loud!The Dell Laptop is a silent as a mouse!Does anyone have any tips to stop the fan from coming on all the time?!Thanks!

Answer:Packard Bell Laptop Making a loud noise

It maybe the fan is breaking down if its noisy, if its on all the time it must be for a reason, your lappy is getting too hot.. housekeeping (dust removal) your lappy may help...

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I have a gateway 600r which has a modular floppy drive in it. Yesterday it started making a barely noticable click noise at about 10 second intervals. I unplugged it for a few minutes, plugged it back in and the noise was still there. So I unplugged it for about 20 hours, plugged it back in and it's not making the noise any longer.
I just checked and still works fine.

Has anyone ever had this happen before? If so, what was your experience?

Is this a sign of it going out?
 

Answer:laptop floppy drive making click noise

A sign of what going out? Where's the noise coming from? The hard drive? The floppy drive? A fan?
 

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Upon startup the rear fan makes a grinding noise. This eventually settles out. This concerns me as no grinding noise should occur, especially right out of the carton.

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Hi,
Recently a grinding noise can be heard when I turn on my PC, but not always. So far it has happened twice, the first time I looked inside my PC but found nothing, and the second time it stop after about 5 minutes once the computer had been turned on. I have literally no idea what it is as nothing is touch any of the fans and both HDD's in my build feel fine when I rest my hand on them.
I've made a video of the noise, for which the link is below. You may have to turn your volume up slightly to hear it, but it is much louder in reality.
YouTube Video
Any help will be appreciated,
Tom

Answer:PC makes grinding noise when turning on

The CPU cooler is most likely loose because I've had a similar issue where when the CPU fan spins fast, it makes a similar noise.

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Hey everyone, I built my friend a computer and here are the specs:

Athlon 64 3700+
2x512 corsair value ram
x1800xt 256mb
Asus A8N5x Mobo
Antec SmartPower 500w

I believe that one of the fans is making a strange noise, but I can't really be sure which one. Whenever i go into a game full screen, the noise gets even louder. Even when I am in Windows, when I move the mouse around and click things the fan grinds more, but then grinds less. Anyone familiar with this? Any suggestions?
 

Answer:the mysterious and loud grinding noise

Disconnect any case fans. then you should be able to isolate wheter it is one of them. the CPU or the Video card fan.
 

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Hello, yes i was just wondering if anyone could help me. My dad borrowed this scanner from his friend yesterday. It was wokring fine, but today i tried to scan some pictures and it started to make a harsh grinding noise. My dad told me to unplug it , so i did, and plugged it back in afew minutes later, but it continued to make the noise. Any suggestions on how to stop it?

my operating system is windows xp. im not sure what else you would need to now, so please tell me.
 

Answer:hp scanjet 3670 = grinding noise

This is the best site for sorting out any problems HP related http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...assId=-1&prodTypeId=15179&prodSeriesId=298539
 

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On a cold boot/start in the morning I hear this griding sound for a bit then it goes away. I took the cover off my pc, cleaned everything I could, started again and grinding noise was still there, then went away after a bit. The noise sounds like it is coming from my cpu fan. To me, it sounds like the fan has a wron bearing. I have been trying to find a replacement, but no luck, and I don't know the specs for the fan, so i can't buy an aftermarket fan.I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a replacement or maybe a better aftermarket fan that would work. PC: Acer ATC-105-UR11

Answer:Grinding noise on cold start

We suggest you contact Acer support in your region for information on how to proceed.
 
https://www.acer.com/worldwide/
 
 





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I recently bought a new PC. A Dell Ispiron 560 (3.2 ghz, 4gb memory, etc.). I don't want to get big into gaming on it I just wanted a better video card than the crappy one that came with it, so I bought a HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ($60). Because of that I had to upgrade the PSU from a stock 150w to a OCZ Fata1ity 550w power supply. I uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner Pro. Then I installed and updated the driver for the HIS 4670. Now my computer seems to have minor mouse lag and the cursor plays catch up to where I want it to go. Also while playing some minor games (ex. A.V.A.,Genesis AD, TheHunter, Vindictus) it lags horribly and makes a grinding sound which comes through the speakers, it does this not only in a game but I can be surfing the web and listing to itunes and it will just spazz out making the grinding sound. Any help? Did I screw something up?

I tried looking around on Google, but there were no resovled issues. Some were saying it could be a bad PSU or that there is a conflict with Micrsoft High Definition Audio Dirver.

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I am getting really frustrated with this, I'm 99% sure it is through the speakers. I took out the HIS 4670 and went with the stock video card and it was still doing it, so I thought maybe it might have something to do with the power supply so I switched it back to the 150w one. The lag and noise still continues to happen I don't know what to do at thi... Read more

Answer:Upgraded new PC, mouse lag and grinding noise

No help?

No one wants to help me. Did I post this in the wrong section or did I come off rude or something?
 

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Hello to all, I have a new Pavilion 15-bc000nv and after 4 days of use it started a scratchy noise from the left side of the laptop. I see that when the led of Hard Drive switches on the sound comes up (it's like something is scratching from the inside) and when it turns off the sound stops, it's not that loud but when I work at night it buzzes my head and I am worried since the laptop it's brand new. Please help me to solve the poblem. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard drive grinding noise

@NIKIKUKO Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! This may simply be the sound that the newer drives make -- given that the laptops are thinner than the old ones and more easily conduct the drive sound.You paid for free HP Tech Support as part of the warranty coverage, so you might as well make use of it.While this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about troubleshooting and repairing your machine remotely.They should be able to tell you if the sound is "normal" or if it indicates a problem with the drive.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836Good Luck

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I recently bought a new PC. A Dell Ispiron 560 (3.2 ghz, 4gb memory, Windows 7, dual core.). I don't want to get big into gaming on it I just wanted a better video card than the crappy one that came with it, so I bought a HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ($60). Because of that I had to upgrade the PSU from a stock 150w to a OCZ Fata1ity 550w power supply. I uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner Pro. Then I installed and updated the driver for the HIS 4670. Now my computer seems to have minor mouse lag and the cursor plays catch up to where I want it to go. Also while playing some minor games (ex. A.V.A.,Genesis AD, TheHunter, Vindictus) it lags horribly and makes a grinding sound which comes through the speakers, it does this not only in a game but I can be surfing the web and listing to itunes and it will just spazz out making the grinding sound. Any help? Did I screw something up?I tried looking around on Google, but there were no resovled issues. Some were saying it could be a bad PSU or that there is a conflict with Micrsoft High Definition Audio Dirver.Added:I am getting really frustrated with this, I'm 99% sure it is through the speakers. I took out the HIS 4670 and went with the stock video card and it was still doing it, so I thought maybe it might have something to do with the power supply so I switched it back to the 150w one. The lag and noise still continues to happen I don't know what ... Read more

Answer:Upgraded new PC, mouse lag and grinding noise

QuoteI uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner ProWas this the instructions that came with the new video card? I din't think so.You may have to roll and start over.You have a Dell Ispiron 560. Did you try the Dell site for any information about possible compatibility issues using HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ?I have nothing good to say about 'drive cleaner pro'. Windows is able to install drivers without the need to fourth party software.No persona experience with HIS HD 4670. A few people complain about it, but that may be expected for a high end product now selling at a bottom price.And yes, conflict with audio and video devices is an old story. It is almost always because of not properly installing drivers.As you well know, you have to be very carefully about the physical installation. If so, this You Tube video is not for you, but for others.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPB_uY00_yg

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I recently bought a new PC. A Dell Ispiron 560 (3.2 ghz, 4gb memory, etc.). I don't want to get big into gaming on it I just wanted a better video card than the crappy one that came with it, so I bought a HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ($60). Because of that I had to upgrade the PSU from a stock 150w to a OCZ Fata1ity 550w power supply. I uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner Pro. Then I installed and updated the driver for the HIS 4670. Now my computer seems to have minor mouse lag and the cursor plays catch up to where I want it to go. Also while playing some minor games (ex. A.V.A.,Genesis AD, TheHunter, Vindictus) it lags horribly and makes a grinding sound which comes through the speakers, it does this not only in a game but I can be surfing the web and listing to itunes and it will just spazz out making the grinding sound. Any help? Did I screw something up?

I tried looking around on Google, but there were no resovled issues. Some were saying it could be a bad PSU or that there is a conflict with Micrsoft High Definition Audio Dirver.

Added:
I am getting really frustrated with this, I'm 99% sure it is through the speakers. I took out the HIS 4670 and went with the stock video card and it was still doing it, so I thought maybe it might have something to do with the power supply so I switched it back to the 150w one. The lag and noise still continues to happen I don't know what to do at thi... Read more

Answer:Upgraded new PC, mouse lag and grinding noise

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Dont know if anyone else has got one of these cards but when ever I play a game on my pc now the card makes a fairly audible grinding noise. Iv tryed the lastest set of drivers but no difference. Has anyone else experianced this or have i just got a bad card?

Answer:Sparkle 8500GT Grinding Noise

I take it that it's your graphics card, sounds like the fan could do with a looking at and probably a good clean to clear the dust build up etc.

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Here's how the problem started..
My 17" crt display went kaput, and the monitor started emitting smoke. I closed the power immediately and that was it.
Forward 2 days later...
called in LG service and the guy fixed my monitor! bingo.
But now when I start my computer, it makes a REAL LOUD noise and everything vibrates wildly. the noise and the vibration 'stay' for 2-3 minutes before stopping.
Now I have searched a bit and come across several probable causes - and eliminated quite a few , like hard-disk, dvd-drive , wires touching fan..

What I really want to know is that could there be any relation between my monitor going dead an smoking, and the cpu vibration?

The system is functioning just fine right now and a soft reboot does not cause any sound or vibration. Also the problem does not happen everytime..

Specs -
17 inch crt LG
amd x2 4000
asus m2a-mx
1gb ram
no pci cards , pci-e cards..
 

Answer:Cpu making grinding sound and vibrating

Hmm, the only moving parts on a computer are the fans and the hard disk itself. This might sound crazy but have tried to to remove the side panels and listen/see what is vibrating?
 

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