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Fan is loud and sometimes makes clicking noise

Question: Fan is loud and sometimes makes clicking noise

I have my laptop since december 2012. For a good while now the fan has been loud. Sometimes it makes a weird noise and its like it is going to break the noise can be a clicking noise and it ranges in sound for soft to loud. I was just wondering can my laptop be sent away to be fixed?

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Every so often, my new IBM DeskStar 180GXP 180 gig makes a loud clicking noise... it seems to be like every few minutes on the dot. A few minutes pass, click, a few more minutes, click.... It's quite annoying. This is a new drive I'm not sure what could be wrong with it. I can't see anything actually wrong with the drive apart from that it makes this annoying noise. There is no data loss.Any ideas?

Answer:New IBM DeskStar 180GXP makes loud clicking noise

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Dell Inspiron 3721 - 3 yrs old, running Windows 10  Started making loud clicking noise when trying to boot - sometimes it would boot, sometimes I had to try and restart a few times. It clicks about once per 1 or 2 seconds, then never starts up.

Answer:Laptop makes loud clicking noise when trying to boot

Hi Janbiv2
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please run diagnostics from f12 menu and observe for any clicking noise during test. 
The noise could be either from fan or from the HD. 
You can remove the HD and try on another machine if possible or try another HD on this machine. 
Also run the machine without the HD and observe if the noise stops. 
Do keep us posted about the test results. 

Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

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Hi,I have lenovo 3000 y410 laptop.The fan of the laptop makes loud noise due to sudden increase and decrease of its speed.The noise suddenly crescendoes... as if my laptop sings an opera everyday.Only thing being this opera concerns me about my laptop's health.I have recorded the sound. If anyone wants I can send it.There is no way I can attach it here. Someone please tell me the solution of it. Btw, is there anybody else who is facing the same problem with the laptop's fan? 

Answer:Fan makes loud noise.

try to clean your air vent by blowing it with compressed air, and see whether you dislodge any dusts, it is probably dirty now and needs to be cleaned........... also install HWmonitor (a free download off the net) and check your CPU temp....... if got warranty, let the Lenovo service people fix it up for you, if not then it is fairly easy DIY job. 

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So I installed a new core2duo cpu (E7200 Wolfdale 2.53Ghz) and now when I turn on my computer it just makes a long solid high-pitched noise. Please help!

Other Specs:

160g SATA HD
Nvidia 8800 GT
4g OZC Platinum RAM
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard

Answer:New CPU and now it makes loud noise

does this sound continue once u logged on to ur OS

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So.. You see , when I leave my PC open all night , the fan goes loud for some reason (CPU Fan) . So uhhh.... any way to fix it without replacing the whole fan?

Answer:Fan makes loud noise at night

When you say..."when I leave my PC open all night" you mean 'ON'?

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Yesterday everything worked fine. After waking up and wanting to look at a video, it just started making loud noises and you couldn't make anything out what was being said or played.
Then i switched to my headphones, but the same thing happens there.

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As it says in the question, my touchpad makes a really loud clicking noise when I push down on the left side. It feels loose, so I have to push down and it clicks loudly, then I have to push further for it to actually select whatever it is I want to select. I want to know if I can fix this myself somehow, or if I'll have to send it in to be fixed.

Answer:The touchpad on my HP Envy 15 notebook makes a loud clicking...

Hello @-Monica-, I understand that the touchpad on your notebook computer makes a loud clicking noise on the left side, and I would be happy to assist you! Since the sound is made when you push down on the left side of the touchpad, I recommend contacting our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link below to get the support number for your region. hope this helps!Regards  

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Hey all I got a problem with my icemat siberia headphones when turned up loud they make a static kinda noise thing
I need them loud as i play cs competitivly
and if i put them in the back souund only comes out one ear :[

Answer:Headset makes a fuzzy noise when up loud

Try checking the setting of the sound device.

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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.


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I had closed my laptop cover a few minutes before (or maybe much less?) so it was in some state of hybernation. When I opened it, I pressed the power button and it made such a loud, high-pitched noise that it was piercing and my ears are still ringing from it.

Any ideas? I timidly started it up and it seems to be working just fine. I'm backing it up now.

Thanks, Peter

Answer:Laptop Makes LOUD Piercing Noise

Were you in the middle of a sound playing when it went into hibernation?

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Just from memory and hoping it might help someone---- An appalling noise when least expected. Out of the blue comes a br.a.a.a..a.ap like the thing was losing teeth from a cog somewhere.
About 15 years ago. This was first heard on a nearly new Epson inkjet. I phoned and an Epson man called, wiped the shiny rail (the track of the print head) and smeared a trace of thin oil on the same rail. Job done!
It seems that some go dry and the print head will not slide freely as it should. A stepper motor does its best but stalls and makes this horrifying noise.
Yesterday I wanted to scan a document with an Epson Perfection. The change from quiet order to absolute panic when the same destructive barp shook me rigid.
Fortunately I remembered long ago and the cause/cure were the same.
I used a narrow strip of cloth damped with a silicone/ptfe lubricant, everything is back to normal.
What made this different was that the rail is inside the scanner which had to be opened first. In short, remove two small self-tap screws at ends of the hinge on the base of the unit. This will allow thin screwdrivers to prize it open from this side until plastic lugs let go and the unit is open. None broke. It is a risk but with patience and no small bits to fall out, what have you to lose.

Answer:If your printer or scanner makes loud noise......

Have had that noise several times with the dot matrix printers we used to use for invoice printing. A quick wipe of the slider bar with solvent and then with the proverbial oily rag - job done for another few months.

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I recently purchased a Toshiba-P500 in Late October/Early November and recently the hard-drive light will flash non-stop while there are clicking noises coming from the laptop (Even if im doing nothing)

Also my fan will randomly get REALLY loud but usually runs mediumly loud all the time, I've rarely heard it actually quiet even when I first start it up and nothing is running

The laptop itself is on my desk and elevated up so the fan is completely ventilated, Also the surface is regularly wiped down (about twice a week)

Answer:Satellite P500 - Fan overly loud and makes clicking noises

Hi There

If the clicking or knocking sound is happening with high HDD use and sounds like a light tap with a light hammer on wood then it's your HDD and not necessarily the fan.
Fans generally have a hummimg and more regular whining sund when failing.

First thing I'd do is take you laptop somewhere cool in temperature and prepare to back up your HDD files if you haven't already.
Second thing is to install a utility which will let you analyse the SMART indicators for your HDD(s) - mine has 2x 500Gb HDDs, this should tell you if the HDD thinks it's about to die.
There is also a diagnosis utility called PC Diagnostic Tool available via All Prorams/TOSHIBA/Utilities if you have installed it.

I would then look into contacting your local Toshiba support centre to get your macine checked out and any warranty covered items replaced.


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I've had my Z50-70 for several months, with no real problems, but there's one annoyance.  A few months ago, the left touchpad button started making a loud clicking noise.  The right button is very quiet, but the left one makes a distinct clicking sound.  It works fine, but I'd really like to get it back to how quiet it was when I first got this.  Any ideas? Thanks,Harry

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I got Counter Strike Global Offensive on my laptop, and as soon as it started running this very high pitched deafening sound started coming from my mic. I cannot seem to fix it.

Answer:I got CSGO on my laptop and now it makes a loud feedback noise

Does the noise continue when you use the mic with anything else that has recording/mic capabilities?

If it does, then there something wrong with the microphone. If it doesn't the it is probably with the game.

Well, the problem could be that upon launching "CSGO" your mic is automatically adjusted to be the at its highest sensitivity.

To fix this, please do the following.

1. Load "Steam", then go into "SteamApps".
2. Next click "Common", then select "CounterStrike:GO"
3. Click on "CSGO", then "CFG" and finally "config".
4. Open the "config" with Notepad or Notepad++
5. Now, in Notepad, click on "Edit" and then "Find Next".
6. Type the following in the "Find Next" window... voice_mixer_volume "1.0"
7. Change it to the ammount you want.
1.0 = 100%
0.50 = 50%
0.25 = 25%

8. Now save the "config" file.

You sould no longer have the problem.

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Just finished installing my upgrades to my computer, including a nice new H100, and it would appear my hopes for a silent PC one day have been blown out of the water, with this cooler at least. The pump unit is making a sound like...well...a loud pump really, a constant grinding/buzzing/humming noise, kinda like a failing hard drive spinning. I know for a fact they are not meant to perform this way, and I have read many topics about this, but I am a little uncertain still.

Has anyone actually encountered this problem and/or knows how to fix it? Replies I have seen involve:

-Shaking it/bending pipes/generally moving it about (perhaps moving air bubbles?)
-Lowering the voltage (apparently at 12V the pump can be prone to this)

Obviously the shaking/moving thing is a pain cause you just gotta keep doing it till it works (or doesn't), and it requires the removal of the block which requires thermal paste to be reapplied, etc, pain in the ass. The voltage thing sounds very plausible, but I'm not sure exactly how to fix it.

Can anyone give me a specific/accurate explanation of what the noise is and/or how I can (prefereably not might, but rather can) fix this?


Answer:H100 pump makes somewhat loud grinding noise


This site here had quite a few solutions such as those I mentioned earlier:
Corsair H100 pump noise

I have tried tapping the pipes, that only made it a bit louder, and I've cycled through the pump settings but that has done nothing. I don't want to remove the block because I'm in debt and I have no thermal paste I can use if I need to replace what is on there already which is probably a good idea. I have no molex to molex adapter I can use to make a makeshift voltage adapter either. Bit of a predicament :P

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yesterday I have buy the Satellite P200-1ft.

The problem: the second harddisk is very loud.
I never heard a notebook that is so loud like this thing, it's never normal.

Can I send the harddisk to toshiba or must I send the complete Notebook to reclame the harddisk?

Answer:Satellite P200-1ft: second harddisk makes a loud noise

Hi Uli

You cannot send only a notebook part to the Toshiba authorized service provider.
If you think something is wrong with the HDD then you have to contact the ASP in your country and the guys should be able to help you.

But note; if the HDD is loud then this doesn?t mean that there is a hardware malfunction.
My HDD clicks and makes some noises since 3 years but it runs well, without any troubles?

Greetings mate

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Hi,The DVD Drive of my acer aspire es1-512-c5yw makes a loud noise when reading Certain CDs it doesn't do it with all of the CDs just certain ones i recorded the sound as a .mp3 file if you want to download it you can download it at this link link will expire on Friday, November 11, 2016 i scanned the file using kaspersky internet security 2016 so it's safe

Answer:DVD Drive makes loud noise on Acer Aspire ES1-512-...

I've heard worst. I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts getting worse.

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so my y50 sometimes makes this clicking noise, repeatedly, almost as having something to do with a fan. when my computer starts working, and you can hear the fans speeding up, it goes away. right now it usually clicks about once a sec. anyone know what to do ? software or hardware issue ? should i return it ?


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Answer:sometimes my y-50 makes clicking noise

Hi Bonnerik,
Welcome to the Forums   
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with fan in your Lenovo Y50 laptop.
Try to clean the dust accumulated in the fan, go to energy management and select maintainence guide and select fan dust removal and check for the issue.
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!                                                   
Best regards,                                                          
Ashwin. S

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The laptop was fine for the first week. But now the fan makes a clicking noise when it's on, as if the fins are rubbing against something. It's definitely the fan, the harddrive can't make noise because it's an SSD, and when the fan is off, the noise stops. Using the 'dust cleaning' function doesn't solve the problem but when the fan is spinning at 100% there is no clicking noise. Is there a solution to this that doesn't involve sending the unit back for repair? I'm afraid if I do get the fan replaced it's still going to make the clicking sound.

Answer:Fan makes a clicking noise

Good day and welcome to the community.
Which laptop model do you have, please? The info may help other members who are familiar with it to assist you.

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When I turn on the comp all I get is a blank black screen with the words ?Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter? I then have to turn it off and on again so it starts properly, its happened twice in a row, but when happens I can hear a loud clicking coming from inside the tower, I?d like to know if it?s a common problem that can be fixed/sorted on the cheap, or is it time for a new computer, (Its about 3yrs old HP media centre, on XP)Thanks in advanceSteve.

Answer:Loud clicking noise on start up

Hi .

Could be various things.

First thing to check...would be the boot order in the BIOS. Make sure that the hard drive is the 1st boot option.

The loud normally considered to be an indication of hard drive problems (if the noise emanates from the hard drive. the case, boot the system...and see if you can do a visual/audial verification of just where the noise might be originating.

Fans (or any other moving parts) can cause noises, as well as case only takes a minute to hone in on the origin.

While you have the case open, take a look and see who the manufacturer is and write down the model number of your hard drive. It should be capable of easily being momentarily removed so that you can see this data.


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Answer:T61p : Quadro FX570M makes loud noise on speakers

i would like to ask you did you mute the onboard mic????

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Answer:M90z: When starting computer, fan makes loud noise like it is malfunctioning

Hello mate, You should call for warranty, may be the bearing...

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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. 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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Answer:Hard drive makes loud bumping noise at bootup

Almost certainly the HDD has failed mechanically / physically.

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When I turn the switch on my computer's power supply to on, the computer starts making a, like I said, loud, high-pitched schreeching noise. My first guess is that something awry with the power supply itself. Any other ideas of what might be the problem? And what I am to do to stop it?

Answer:My computer makes a loud, high-pitched, very unnerving noise! Help!

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i get a clicking noise that some times increases to level of static. With some programs clicking increases. Restarting PC stops clicking for awhile1 it's not my speakers (because i disconected them & I still hear click on headphones)2. even when I turn all volume controls off I still hear clicking3 I uninstalled & reinstalled my sound cards software still clicks4 it's not a mechanical noise you have to have speakers or headphones on to hear clicking noiseI have "Trend Micro Internet Security which scans PC everydayPC info--Manufacturer: Dell inc. Model: Dimension 4700 OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Servie Pack 3CPU/Ram: 2.992 GHz / 2046 MBVideo Card: RADEON X300/X550 SeriesSound Card: Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM)my PC is about 3 years old

Answer:HDD Makes Clicking static noise?

It sounds like the HDD is dying. Make sure you have a backup of all your files, just in case it completely stops working.LIR

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Hey guys, I recently bought a Y50 for gaming and I noticed my charger makes a clicking noise every once in a while. It still works perfectly, but I'm worried it's an internal issue, I hope you can help me out. Also a bit off topic but I didn't want to create two messages in the forums: sometimes my desktop refreshes and closes apps, for example I was copying some documents from my C drive into an external HDD and it suddenly refreshed and closed the transfer, I had to start it again. I have Win8.1 64bit.  Thanks in advance! EDIT: About the refreshing part, everytime it does that, a notification from USB Disk Security pops up, could that program be the issue?

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Hi there!

I helped my neighbour to find a new laptop, and the whole setup and startup.

We ordered a C670-11Q and it works really well, theres just one annoyance.
The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

I don't know if this laptop has a shock sensor to do this? The laptop was sitting flat on the table, and there where NO vibrations while it's doing it. There are no clicks while under load, but they occur randomly while idling or normal surfing/writing.

I also checked power saving options and disabled them to turn of the disc, no help.
This also seemed weird, because the clicks often occur several times in a row. But it definitely does it more when running on battery.

I'm running the newest BIOS and drivers from the support area (as of yesterday).
The disc is set to performance mode, i didn't test battery saving - should i?

And no, the disc hasen't taken any beating. I was the first person to turn it on.

The drive is from Hitachi, i ran their analysis - no errors.

Any help is greatly appreciated :o)

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

> The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

One of my notebook?s HDD makes such noise too.

I?m not exactly sure why but I think also that this is the disks head which moves into save position.

However, I think that this is not really a malfunction since the notebook runs pretty well and I didn?t notice any problems with the HDD or the files? but I created a backup of my files? just to be safe ? you know?
I think you should backup the date just to be safe?

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hi my grandaughter switched my windows xp computer off without it being closed down first,since then every time i put it on i get a loud clicking noise from the back at the top,i think it is near or on the fan,i cant use it now does anyone know what it may be?please help.

Answer:loud clicking noise from back of computer.

switched my windows xp computer off without it being closed down firstClick to expand...

What do you mean by this?
from the back at the topClick to expand...

From this, I assume the problem PC is a desktop computer?


If it is a desktop computer, try opening the panel on the side of the computer to narrow down just what the noise is coming from.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, about 4 years old.

I've had this problem for a while now. Whenever I take my laptop inside my bedroom, unplugged or plugged in, doesn't matter, when I try to watch a YouTube video, 10-30 seconds in my laptop freezes and makes a loud buzzing noise from either my headphones or speakers (depends on what I'm using). If I leave it in my room it can take up to 1 minute to recover, while if I grab it and walk out of my room, and go to the living room it recovers immediately. My bedroom is 11-12 meters away from the router (I'm 99% sure this is an internet issue), and I have 3-4 bars of internet connection when inside it.
We also have an old computer (like 2008 or something, but the specs are pretty bad) and when we used to have it inside my bedroom it would never crash (we use wireless internet with the desktop as well, with a usb wireless adapter). Both are running the same operating system (Windows 7)

This has been a problem since the first time I tried to take my laptop in my room. Due to this problem, I am forced to do everything on my living room aka no privacy. I'm begging for a solution.
I did not buy this laptop, it was a gift from someone from what I remember. It used to have a hard drive which broke (had this problem with the first harddrive), so we changed to another harddrive, then that broke as well and now i'm using a Kingston SSD, and the problem is still here. I know its not a harddrive issue, just stating that the problem still ... Read more

Answer:Laptop freezes for 1 minute & makes a loud buzzing noise in my room

If needed, I can record my laptop while it's happening and show you the video.

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I am having an annoying problem when I turn up the volume on my speakers, there is a loud feedback sound from the internal microphone that I don't know how to get rid of. When I turn down my speakers it goes away, but what's the point of having great speakers if you can't turn them up?

Please help!

Answer:Re: Feedback from internal microphone makes annoying noise when speakers loud

When you are listening music or watch some action movie it is OK to have higher volume level but ?what's the point? to turn them up by normal conversation on Skype or elswere?

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Hi everyone,
I have a really annoying problem with my Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop. Whenever I want to play games on it, the laptop fans start to make an unbearably loud noise that just doesn't let me play at all. This even happens with relatively old games with low system requirements, such as age of empires 3 and league of legends.
This laptop is supposed to be good for gaming, but the fan noise problem makes playing video games virtually impossible. It looks like the computer is going to overheat and break down at any moment. I bought this laptop almost three months ago. Is there something Dell can do about my problem? Can I get a new laptop under warranty? Maybe it's just a specific problem with the one I bought.
Please give me some solutions, thanks.

Answer:Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop makes incredibly loud fan noise

Please list exact Dell model number and version of windows. Example: Dell Inspiron 7559, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then stroll down to System Model.

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Oh man, twice now, after about 10 minutes of running, my laptop, makes this crackling noise, like click click click then small curls of smoke start comming out of it. I quickly turn it off and it happens again when i turn it on.

The noise and smoke is on the left hand side. It's a Gateway laptop that i've had for ~3 years. I've never had problems with it. Ever. No viruses no nothing. This came out of nowhere.

Please dont tell me it's garbage now. What do I do. I'm afraid to leave it alone while its running cause I dont want to burn the house down but I hope this is somehow fixable.

Answer:Laptop makes clicking noise and has smoke

I wouldn't use it anymore and take it to a PC repair shop......running it will only damage it more maybe fatally!

Left hand side could be where the Heat-sink and fan are...not sure on that model

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i've got an ibm thinkpad 390e with a P-II CPU and Windows 98SE.

it has 2 pcmcia slots. each slot has a different tiny symbol next to it. when i insert a pcmcia/cardbus card in the top slot, my mouse etc. stops to work, and it makes a rapid clicking noise through the laptop speaker.

when i insert a pcmcia/cardbus card in the bottom slot, the mouse works fine but it still makes the rapid clicking noise.

the noise only comes when i open Windows Explorer and navigate to either the harddisk's D: or E: partition.

i've updated adaware etc..., done a thorough scandisk etc....

anyone got any thoughts on what i should try??

thanks, appreciated.

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My computer (an Asus) makes a repetitive clicking noise when it is not loading something such as netflix, youtube, antivirus check and so on. When a video is done loading or whatever it starts making the noise shortly afterwards. It starts clicking almost immediately when using Office programs, Spotify ect.It begins about five minutes after I have turned on the computer if I do not access the internet and 15 minutes if I do.My computer has always made the sound (almost 2 years) and I have sent it to be repaired once - they changed the hard drive, but it did not make a differenceDoes anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? It is really annoying to have a computer that sounds like a ticking bomb!

Answer:Computer makes clicking noise when NOT loading

Sounds like the "clik of death"...your HDD is failing...Backup all you need immediately and quit using it til that's taken care of.

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Hi guys,

Here is the rundown of my problem. I have a sony laptop VGN-FW560F (windows 7). I have had it since December 2009. Everything on the computer worked great until November of last year. While on an airplane going home, and while it was sitting on my lap (not the tray), it froze up while running Lightroom, Photoshop cs5, and Photomatix. I originally thought that system got hot, but I am not entirely sure... the airplane was frigid that day, and I had only been using it for about 30 minutes. It froze up, and it took FOREVER to shut down. All the programs were lagging while trying to close them. It finally shut down, we landed, I went home. When it came time to turn on the computer, it would boot up, but the second it got to the Welcome screen, it would freeze. The computer would pause for about 5 seconds, then do a rapid clicking noise (very quite (you have to be in a silent room to hear it)) for about 1 second, then freeze again. The clicking noise appears to be coming from under the "H" key, which appears (?) to not be close to the harddrive. The computer would not be able to be turned off because it seemed to go in an infinite loop of the clicking / freezing. I could boot up on safe mode, and it would finish booting and everything, but after about 20 seconds of being in windows, it would click and freeze again. It would allow me to do some stuff, but every 20 seconds or so it would freeze, click, freeze, click, freeze, click... 20 seconds of able to do som... Read more

Answer:Sony Laptop Makes Clicking Noise :(

first things first, get all the data that you want to keep off of that hard drive. You can purchase external USB drives very cheap these days, and it sounds as if the hard drive is going south. After that, hit the HD's mfg site and run some tests on it to see if the HD is indeed failing.

But by all accounts it sounds like the click of death; I'd get that data off (at least what you want to keep) asap.

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 Hello - I have an Inspiron 15R (2 yrs old). Uploaded photos yesterday; today it won't turn on. I get a clicking sound CLICK click click click...when I turn on the power. Tried the power cord with and without the battery in and looked on the DELL site but no answers. The disk door opens and closes and the power will shut down (the noise will stop).  Your insights will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Inspiron 15R won't turn on - makes clicking noise

Anything other than the replacement of a mainboard or screen is a $159 flat charge but will include installation only - recovery of your files from the old drive would not be included.
Dell Out of Warranty repair:
If the system does still recognize the drive, you can try mounting it in an external case and seeing if you can read any data.  If the system doesn't recognize the drive, professional data recovery will be required.  That starts at about $600 for a basic attempt and can reach into the thousands depending on how much data is there and what damage has been done to the drive.

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Recently my Toshiba Portable hard drive has been making a clicking noise when I plug it in in intervals of 1 seconds. Does that mean its failing (PS: Its only 2 months old)

Answer:Hard drive makes clicking noise

It's a strong possibility. Most drives that fail do it in the first few weeks. If it didn't make the noise before and now it does.....I would make an image to have ready in cased it fails. Make an image every two days and keep an eye on it. It could be something else, but it sure sounds like a bad drive to me.

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OOHHHH! NNOOOO! I've been trying to help a friend connect their Vaio laptop to their existing comcast network through a Lynxys wireless router and a comcast motorola modem.I was having problems with the wireless adapter so I disabled it.Then I had a comcast tech guy set up the connection remotely.By the time he finished trying umteen settings and resets I can no longer connect wireless or ethernet adapters to internet explorer.The motherboard just keeps making fast, loud, clicking noises trying to connect but does not go to (internet can not display this page) and an icon appears with an x over a signal path on the bottom address bar.I uninstalled and reinstalled both adapters twice.The second time the adapters appear under connect to but they no longer appear under device management. They never got the recovery disks for the OS. The comcast tech guy said to buy the recovery disks from Sony and maybe that will fix the drivers. Will thIs work?

Answer:Vaio with XP fast,loud,clicking noise, no network

can we see the following
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here

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I am quite happy with my Yoga and sensitivity of my touchpad, however the clicking sound is ridiculous, it is very loud and can be heard in the next room Someone already uploded a video showing it: have tried new T440p, it has the same type of touchpad, but it is much much smoother and quiter.    

Answer:Thinkpad YOGA touchpad loud clicking noise.

Hi Gudvinus,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting loud clicking noise from the touchpad of your ThinkPad Yoga.
Check if the sound is mechanical from the device itself and not related to the speakers at all.  If it is mechanical, possibly something is loose under the touchpad.
I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Best Regards,

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Answer:My notebook wont turn on. Only makes a clicking noise and no...

My computer wont turn on. Just clicking but nothing on the screen.

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Hey guys, When i goto start my computer it makes a weird clicking noise, and gets no signal to the monitor. When i unplug the video card and plug it back in, it will boot up. But recently taking out the video card hasn't been working. Last night i took out the card and hooked the monitor up to the onboard video slot. It worked fine. and so i figured the videocard had went bad in it. But this morning I got up and went to turn on the computer and the same clicking noise with no monitor signal. The clicking noise is very fast, and you can tell the computer isnt booting up. Anyone have any suggestions? Bad powersupply?

Answer:Computer wont boot up, makes clicking noise

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

But it does sound to be a faulty internal HardDrive

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My laptop does not boot up. When I plug in the charger the led light on the laptop indicates it charging but when I go to hit the power button to turn on and I hear a clicking/ popping sound with the caps lock light blinking and led blinking on laptop with a black screen. Please help Dont know what to do have a warranty but am nervous.

Answer:My Dell XPS 13 laptop won't turn on - makes clicking noise

Is there any chance you have a HDD and it is clicking?  Or is the clicking in the speakers?

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Hi I got this Satellite M30X-113 with Mat****a UJ820S DVD+- RW hardly 15 days back and the DVD drive is making noise while playing any discs Whenever the disc is inserted it works fine and after a while the disc starts making a clicking noise like its touching the edges or something. Initially I thought that the disc was making noise because the discs were bend or something but I did try many other discs. This happens mostly when the drive is reading at high speed. I also thought that its possible that since the notebook wasnt on level surface and did tried it on a level surface but same old problem. Anybody got a clue to what should I do and whether its hardware or the dics. Should I take it for service.

Answer:DVDRW Mat****a UJ820S makes clicking noise while playing

Hi Kashif

Can you please tell me can you hear this strange noise just at the beginning or all time while playing music CD or if you watch DVD?

Do you have the same situation using both modes of CD/DVD Acoustic Silencer?

If you think that DVD device can be broken contact Service Partner in your country.


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 Hey everybody, A couple days ago, my Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 started randomly losing power and turning off (just turning off; not going through the shutdown process).  I thought this was weird/annoying but I could always just push the power button and boot it back up again.  I planned on doing a system restore today from a backup I have on an external drive, but before I could do that, yesterday I put my laptop into sleep mode, and it randomly shut off while sleeping and wouldn't power back up.  I can't get it to turn on from either the main power button or the NOVO system restore button.  What's more, my laptop no longer even recognizes when the power supply is plugged into the machine: the LED on the front panel doesn't light up when the cable is plugged in.  It won't power up when just the battery is plugged in, either. I don't think the problem is a power supply issue.  My mom has a Lenovo laptop as well and I went to her house today to check.  Her power supply fits my laptop but my laptop won't work with hers either. I found a bunch of solutions online like taking the battery out, holding the power button for 60 seconds, then plugging it back in.  Some people said to hold enter and the power button at the same time, some people said to remove the RAM before holding the button, some people said to hold the laptop upside-down or at a 45-degree angle when holding the power button, etc. etc. None of those suggestions w... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y400 won't turn on, makes strange clicking noise

hi pianojordan,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
From your observation, it does look like there's a problem with the CPU since this is where the clicking noise is comming from.
   - Link to picture
if you have the Y400 non-SLI model, the Intel HD Graphics (integrated to the CPU) is normally the one that's being used when the unit is turned ON (if the CPU is defective, this may explain why you're getting the system gives a no display).
In this case, if the machine's no longer under warranty, I would try and reseat the CPU, reapply a thermal paste and check for burnt areas on the motherboard. Otherwise, I would contact lenovo and report the issue as you may need to send the unit for warranty work.
As for purchasing a new motherboard, I wouldn't do this yet unless it's recommended by soneone who have access to low level motherboard repair tools. You may opt to send the unit to lenovo (for out of warranty repair) or to a local computer repair center to verify the parts needed to restore the system back.
Help items:
Y400 Video Disassembly (see FRU Videos)
Y400 maintenance manual
PC Memory, Processor and Motherboard Diagnostic Flowchart

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Hi The last 2 days my trackpoint started making an audible clicking-like noise when I move it downwards (so, towards the B). It didn't do it before, so I was wondering if anyone has a solution for this. I already looked if there was something stuck underneath, but everything looks completely fine...Thanks in advance.

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Hey everyone, thanks for reading.

After switching to a new power supply, the motherboard no longer POSTs and when turned on the internal speaker makes a continous 'clicking' sound, not a beep. its a very very short quiet click.

I was switching a power supply on a friends computer as he was upgrading his graphics card, and so also updated his power supply.

His system was a pentium 4. and the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA 8I915P-G.
The new power supply is 480w.

I did nothing but switch the power supplies. The only thing I suspect that caused this is the original power supply only had a 20pin ATX power connector onto the motherboard. Whereas the new PSU had 20pin + 4pin 12v ATX. Without thinking, I put in the 20pin and also the 4pin.

After I switched it on and it didnt post. I looked at the voltages of the new power supply, and the sticker I took of the 4pin female slot on the motherboard. The sticker said 2.2v 4pin, And the PSU said 12v 4pin. So i'm suspecting I may have fried it.

Does this make sense? Have I fried my friends mobo?

Thanks for your time, I hope you can help.

Answer:Computer not POSTing. Internal speaker makes 'clicking' noise

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My brand new computer is super slow and makes a clicking noise. Any suggestions? I have a lenovo X120e, purchased it around 2 months ago but due to moving across the country just started using it, not so happy so far but I would be happier if it would speed up a bit. Every click takes a while to register especially during browsing on the internet.

Answer:Brand new computer is super slow and makes a clicking noise

Can you run the ThinkVantage Toolbox's HDD diagnostics? Alternatively, try HD Tune's error scan and check it's SMART page for warnings.

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Hello everyone. I just got my IdeaPad Y560 laptop today.  Just now, like 15 minutes ago,the hard drive was making a clicking noise everyone 10 seconds or so. Now it has been reduced (maybe temporarly, maybe not). Anyways do you think, my hard drive is malfunctioning in some way? If so, I should probably thnk about geting it replaced right? Also, could it be normal? Thank you very much! My laptops's exact model number 0646-5JU.   

Answer:My brand new IdeaPad Y560 makes a constant clicking noise

I personally don't think it is normal, you shouldcall Lenovo service and see what they say.Phone number and other contact info shouldbe in the manual or other papers that came with it.

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Hi, thanks for reading.

Recently I've noticed that when my laptop is plugged into the power supply, the transformer makes a faint clicking noise, just loud enough to be heard over a movie running at full volume but not loud enough to be heard unless you're listening for it.
The clicking is sporadic and doesn't seem to link up with what's happening on the laptop.
I've been told that it could have been an overheating problem but I've only had the laptop for a couple of months and the longest I've charged it for at one time is about 8 hours.

There doesn't seem to be any adverse effect on the computer but it's got me a bit concerned.

Thanks for your help,

Answer:Satellite L300 - Power transformer makes faint clicking noise

if some technician can open your adapter, he will find a blown capacitor "the biggest one" change it

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I hope someone may be able to tell me how to fix the problem I'm having with my modem. My modem makes a loud humming static noise while dialing to get on the internet or to talk with someone and then disconnects and ends the call immediately after dialing. Sometimes there is no static noise while dialing and then the loud humming starts immediately after dialing and the telephone call terminates after about 30 seconds. On one call, I heard someone talking from the other end of the phone line but couldn't understand what they were saying because of the loud static.
I have an IBM Aptiva computer, with a windows95 operating system and an IBM Aptiva 28.8 mwave Data Fax modem which is located right on the mother board. I bought the computer new about 5 years ago.
I'm not too familiar with technical terminology, although I have looked in every part of my computer. I looked at a lot of things under system, modem, network neighborhood, program manager and communications, but everything looks normal. IBM notified me that they don't stock this modem any longer. I'm at a complete loss of any new ideas on how to fix this problem exept to try a new modem which I'm a little hesitant to buy until I'm sure the one I have is bad. Any help I can get woud be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Modem makes loud static noise while dialing and then disconnects itself after dialing

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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So i listen to music on itunes and I put it on max volume, then like 20 min of me listening to music it suddenly freezes and makes a LOOOOOOOOUD sound that I can't exactly describe, its like a horn sound?? Well anyway's its very loud and the laptop gets frozen so there isn't anything I can do except press the off button to restart my laptop. Whats wrong with it? I barely got my laptop 4 months ago! And this problem only happens when I'm listening to music please help? :]]

Also I have enough ram because I barely install anything and I don't have many files like music and pictures saved on my laptop either :)

Answer:Whenever I play loud music, my laptop freezes and makes a LOUD sound??

Your computer may be overheating. Blow all the fans out with a can of compressed air. Consider a laptop cooler.
Does this happen if you listen to music through headphones?

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hi, I have spectre 360 with 7th Gen i7, 13 inch. it is making a loud noise when the fan is spinning and heats so fast. the heat is unbearable in the left side of the laptop. i bought it just 7 days ago..Can someone help please?

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I sure hope you guys can help. I'm on travel for work and this computer is driving me nuts. I would just format but all my CDs are at home.The computer is making the clicking noises like when using internet explorer - click on a link and it makes a noise - its doing this a lot. It also randomly plays music for a few seconds at almost max volume. Everything else seems to be working OK, just slow internet but I think that has to do with the hotel internet being slow.What I have done so far:1. Full scan with Symantec Endpoint (updated of course), nothing found.2. Spybot full scan: found a few things but still making noises3. Malwarebytes full scan: found a few more things but still making noises.4. Ran Combo Fix on advice from a friend and THEN found this site.- ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))c:\documents and settings\Joe\Application Data\inst.exec:\windows\system32\st326159.dllMBR is infected with the Whistler Bootkit !!-BTW, I tried to run GMER and it shut down my computer mid scan.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joe at 4:34:04.84 on Fri 07/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3572.2542 [GMT -4:00]AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *enabled* ... Read more

Answer:Random clicking noise, blip noise and music

Good evening. Please download MBRCheck.exe by a_d_13 from here and save it to your Desktop. Double click the file to begin the scan. A Command Window will open and after the scan has completed you will be prompted to press <ENTER> to exit. A text file called MBRCheck_date/time.txt can be found on the Desktop. I'd like you to post the contents in your next reply.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Download from here and save it to your Desktop. You will need to extract the file.Right click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...In the 'Extraction Wizard' window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again. In the final window, click on FinishYou should now see a folder with a .vbs file in it. Double click Preformat.vbs to run it and a text file called Preformat.txt should be created in the same folder - either that or you'll get an error message.Please copy and paste the contents of the text file into your next reply and then you can delete both of the folders and their contents.

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Often when I either swipe through the first picture or put my phone to sleep it will make some kind of clicking noise I don't know what it is but if I turn ringer and notification sound off then it stops happening

Answer:Why is my phone making a clicking noise or cracking noise?

Go to settings > ringtones+sounds > under "play a sound" you can enable/disable sounds for various events.

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I bought my pc about 8months ago (ye its old but works for me)
Back 1-2 months my pc started to make freaking loud noice when cpu hits 80+

What could cause this? Maybe some parts broken but what could it be?
And im sorry if i post this in wrong section.

I need help This seriosly starts to piss me off.


Answer:pc makes loud noice, how to fix?

Please post your system specs so that we can give you some meaningful help.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Are you using your PC for gaming and if so, is it overclocked?

Have you opened things up to check for dust or loose hardware?

I'm loathe to make a snap diagnosis, but I'd be inclined to think your CPU heatsink is not so good and your CPU is overheating, meaning the loud noise could well be the cooling fan cutting in.

You need to be more explicit than your thread title for us to help you as there is more than one cooling fan and any number of reasons why the problem is occurring.

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I have a fairly new M-Audio M-Track that works as expected. EXCEPT...when going to sleep or restart, a very loud and annoying pop sounds in the speaker. This also happens when it awakens.

I've tried different drivers, including none but the noise continues.

Any ideas, besides getting a new sound card?

Answer:M-Audio makes loud pop when shutting down

I have a recording studio (Sonar), but use Roland Studio-Capture.

The M-Track is a bus powered unit (gets its power from the USB port) and popping is probably caused by power being applied from the USB port. I don't know how you can stop that. Post on the forum and see if someone familiar with the M-Track can help you.

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Greetings all, and happy 4th of July!

I recently helped my mother buy and put together her first computer (EMachine), but after turning it on, it made a LOUD beep. The beep apparently is coming from the tower, because it did it again after turning off the speakers, and restarting. I know that some computers beep once during their POST checks to tell you everything is OK, but this beep is LOUD, and I'm hoping someone here can tell me a way to disable, or at least make it a little quieter. It scares everyone out of their socks, the first time they hear it boot I've done a Google search to try to figure it out myself, but all I could find out is that Emachines are indeed notorious for loud POST checks. No one actually suggests a fix for the problem. I don't remember much about the computer except that it's a new Emachine running XP Home. If additional tech specs are needed, I can find out. Thanks.

Answer:Emachine makes loud beep!

I know exactly what you mean... and that beep irritates the bejebus out of me so I always unhook the case speaker from the motherboard or dont install it in the first place unless I have ( rare ) hardware or OS issue then I plug it back in.

as far as I know their is no way other than unplugging the case speaker from the mobo to stop the beep.... by opening the case on a new PC you may well invalidate any warranty tho.

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I got a new HP probook 450 g3 from an autorised hp reseller. when i turned it on i noticed iy was making a strange ticking sound so i called the person i had bought my laptop from and told him about the problem he told me to send the laptop to him so i sent it to him when he checked it he said that there was nothing wrong with it he said it was normal that my laptop made a ticking sound  but i still think something is not right in my laptop any help about the problem will be appreciated  

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I just installed Vista Ultimate 32bit on my computer. Its a dual core 2.4 with 4 gigs of ram and a 320 gig hard drive. My hard drive is always running loud like tons of programs are running. I would like Vista a lot more if only my hard drive would be quiet for once. How do I get it to run like normal?

Answer:Vista makes my hard drive loud

Hi jlskiut83 and welcome to the forum

This is perfectly normal behaviour on a fresh installation of Vista. It is merely the indexing service collecting its data. For more details on this service, see the following Tutorial: Index - Enable or Disable

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It was all fine a couple of months ago, but then it suddenly became slower than before. It worked ok at first, but then the situation worsened. Booting up took longer and longer and now it is impossible to do so. The fan also increased in noise and it seems that the conmputer is struggling to startup anything. attempts to fix it via windows recovery failed, as it shutdown halfway through the recovery. Is this caused by some sort of virus? Does it have to do with my computer itself?  I would like to know more about it and resolutions I can take to fix this problem. Thank you and have a nice day

Answer:HP Pavilion G6-2235us won't boot up and makes very loud fan ...

 hi .  the fan has loud sound what should i do ?you may need to cleanup your fan  from the dust and if not working maybe you will need to replace your fan ..   if your laptop shuting down suddenly .. then the problem from the fan ... the cpu gets hot and the other parts too .. then the computer cant handle this heat ..  I faced this problem alot ..   and the windows just install a clean copy ...       

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i have an ibm laptop and during windows start up, it makes that "beep" like it just POSTed but louder and doesn't stop. i picked up the laptop while it was screaming to turn it off, and as i moved it, it changed pitch. this first happined when i was loading quake 2 on it, quake 2 had just finished loading and i was in the process of trying to play it. to get it to stop i just took out the battery. the sound sounded like it came out of the speakers, but changed when you push on a certin paRT of the laptop. how do i get to stop, is my laptop toast? i can get more info if u need it.

Answer:ibm laptop makes a very loud constant beep

What is the model and the model number called a type number on the bottom... the model will be something like 600X or T-23. But the type number will be a seven digit one like 2373-8SU.
The problem could be as simple as a stuck key, or as complex as a failed CPU Fan, failed memory, failed hard drive, or a motherboard gone bad.
If it is a repeated beep beep beep etc... with a pause then repeated beeps, count the beeps and tell us. That will usualy be a memory error or a cpu fan or a hard drive... depending on the model and the age.

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This happens every once in a while and I cannot figure out what is causing it. The laptop freezes and buzzes and forces me to shut it down via the power button.  Can anyone shed some light on what might be going on? The past two times it has happened it was when I was using Chrome.  Total amount of system memory: 4.00 GB RAMSystem type: 32-bit operating systemNumber of processor cores: 4 Display adapter type: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000Total available graphics memory: 1298 MBDedicated graphics memory: 64 MBDedicated system memory: 0 MBShared system memory: 1234 MBDisplay adapter driver version: 

Answer:W520 Freezes and makes loud buzzing sound

Hi, zackh123
I would recommend checking the logs in Event Viewer, which can be found under Control Panel ? Administrative Tools. Once in Event Viewer, open the folder Windows Logs and check out the System logs. Try going back to the last time this occurred and check for any errors or warnings that may lead to the system freezing like this.
Also, what is your operating system? And from where does the buzzing sound seem to come from?
Thanks in advance,Adam

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Answer:Video card makes loud screeching sound

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Hey So here's the problem. For a few weeks now, the PC that my sister uses has been making a strange noise. It has only been making it for 3-5 seconds or so after being first turned on, it's intermittent, and I've not gotten around to trying to work out what the problem was until now.

The PC has a few CCFLs in it, and I figured it was perhaps a faulty inverter. However, that is not the cause of the problem. I've also figured out that it's not any of the case fans, or the PSU (though my only way of testing if it were the PSU or not, was to power up the case fans & CCFLs without the rest of the system, so perhaps the problem is only caused with a larger power drain...furthermore, as the problem is intermittent, it may simply not be occurring now that I test the PSU on its own).

I think it can only be something on the motherboard (besides my concerns about it still perhaps being the PSU...), the PC speaker (though I fail to see why, and it really doesn't sound like it's coming from a speaker...), the graphics card, or the graphics card cooler (which I can't power without the card being on, so it's a bit hard to check..).

Now, the last time I turned it on the whine failed to stop, I had to power down the PC. That's really what prompted me to get on it and try to figure out what it is. But, I'm at a loss.

Actually, there is one thing, one little clue, that again points me to the PSU....Once, when I happened to be the ... Read more

Answer:PC Makes a loud, high pitched whine when turned on...?

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Hi, There is a strange, very loud intermittent buzzing/screeching noise from the fan of  HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n024nr Notebook PC (Model #:F4G16UA). A few days ago the fan started running very loudly. Now suddenly the fan is making a loud noise as it turns on, then it stops (& its silent), then again the noise of fan running and suddenly the loud screeching noise comes from the fan. When i put my hand on the bottm of the laptop on the left side, i can feel the vibrations during those loud buzzing/screeching noises. I ran the system diagnostics quick test and everything came out ok. I also did the components test. All components tested ok except 2 USB ports (which had stopped working earlier, so it was not a big surprise). Can someone help me fix this isue. This laptop is more than 3 years old, so there is definitely no warranty on it. Hope i can understand what is causing this strange noise from the fan. Thanks in advnce.

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Hi there!

I think I have a really similar problem!
Since I bought my computer that happens but not on startup. When I am using it, it just freezes, makes a loud sound and I can't do anything and to turn off, I need to use the same radical technique! Hold on the reset button and sometimes I also need to remove my battery.
Now it is happening almost every day.

I don't know how to run those hard disk self test, or BIOS, to try to find out what is wrong with my computer. I have a Satellite Pro U300. Could someone help me?
I hope we will find out what is wrong.
Ah! Now I use windows 7, and before Vista and the problem happens with both of them...

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Satellite Pro U300 - It just freezes and makes a loud sound

Hi fefalm,

If you have this problem since you bought your computer, why you didn?t contact an authorized service provider to fix the problem or ask a seller for a replacement one?
If your notebook is still under warranty, contact nearest authorized service provider!!!

If it happens on different operating systems, it seems to be a hardware malfunction. Theoretically it could be related to the HDD or another part?

The HDD you can test with special diagnostic tools like Drive Fitness Test. Ask Google to find it.

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Hey guys we recently had power outage and when I went to turn on my computer it made this loud whirring sound 5 minutes after I started it up. Now it does it whenever I turn it on.

So I shut down the PC and I'm checking around on what to do.

Oh and if it is important I don't really turn off my PC unless I have to install some software or drivers or something. I hope that isn't the cause.

I got the computer about 3 or 4 months ago. I don't know exactly what brand it is but I know that the processor is an Intel core duo(the guy who gave it to me told me it was a Quad core) There are no labels on this computer. It has a clear window with blue lights inside it. I know that it is water cooled and has a Geoforce Gt 8500. I was told to replace the coolant inside the PC once every year but I haven't had it for that long so I don't think it is that. I'm sorry I can't exactly identify what type of computer it is.

To sum it up, after power outage computer makes loud whirring sounds when being turned on and I would really like to know what is going on.

Here I took a few pictures of it plus I checked my bios to get more info.

Intel Core 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Intel EM64T capable

Vista 64bit

Also the front mounted audio input wires are unplugged for whatever reason. Anyone know where/how I can plug these in?

Answer:Computer makes loud whirring sound like jet engine?

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Hi everybody, I would like some help!

I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).

My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?

Many thanks for any help!


Answer:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.

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Unable to stop clicking sound from my key board

Answer:when I type each key gives a loud clicking so

If this is for a keyboard for a desktop computer, or for an external keyboard connected to a laptop or netbook computer, if the clicking sound is being generated by the keyboard itself even when the computer is NOT running, the only thing you can do is to use a different keyboard that doesn't make that sound as loud. ....If the sound is being generated by software via the speakers on or connected to the computer, you need to figure out which software is responsible for the clicking sound and disable that feature in it's settings. E.g. the software for an external keyboard that you installed yourself, or that was automatically installed by Windows when the external keyboard was plugged in, or that was already installed in the original brand name system software installation, in which case the settings for it are probably in Control Panel - (Classic view) - KeyboardIt's also possible for a laptop or netbook computer that there may be a key combo that toggles the clicking sound off / on - see the User's or Owner's manual for your model .

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Every time I open a program I get a loud thud over the speakers and If I click on a link I get a lound click from the speakers this has only just started in the last 24 hours.

Answer:Loud thuds & Clicking?

Start then Control Panel then Sounds and Audio Devices Choose the Sounds Tab and in program events look for the sounds you are getting and on the Dropdown list choose None.

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Beep starts as soon as you touch the power button and never stop's. Stays on after windows boots. Checked in BIOS to see if it was a fan but no can do, no user harware stuff. Should I just put a fan in it and see?


Answer:Satellite A205 makes loud steady beep after turning on

In my opinion this could be a keyboard malfunction.
It can?t be a hardware issue like a faulty RAM or mainboard because the notebook boots into Windows.

Maybe the internal keyboard is not connected properly or you holding a key at start up. I think a key is always pressed at boot.
Check the keyboard for dust or something like that or exchange it.

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My younger brother inadvertently pulled out the cable to my slave sata drive whilst the power was still on.A message came up saying that data had been lost.Upon reboot, the drive just gives a loud clicking noise and won't bootAny suggestions?

Answer:Loud clicking from hard drive

Any suggestions?A clip round the earhole...Any chance of hooking up as a slave to another pc? Or an old trick to try and get a knackered hd is to wrap it well in waterproof plastic and put in freezer for a couple of hours then refit. Sometimes there's enough life in it to reclaim data.

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For the past...3-4 days my PC has been making clicking sounds. At first i thought this was my radiator. But it sounds a lot closer now. I can only think of a few things..

My Processor Fan
NVidia GeForce 7950GT
One of the 2 hard drives that i have installed on my PC.

If it is the latter...which one do i replace? Should it be my C drive or my D? My OS is installed on the C drive and the D drive is just used as extra storage and is actually quite old. The new C drive is a SATA HDD i bought a little over a year ago. So do you guys think it's an HDD problem?

Answer:PC making loud clicking sounds...

Figure out who is the hard drive manufacturer of your HDDS quick and download their Diagnostic HDD tools through their websites and scan those puppies NOW. Don't hesitate!!!! Usually HDD's make clicking sounds when they're dying. If the scans come up showing bad errors and stuff on them backup all your data and send those HDD's back if you still have a valid warranty for them.


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I got a dell dimension c521 and I notice at random times it has a really loud fan noise. Sounds like an airplane is about to take off or something? It usually happens if im playen video games and what not. I was wondering if this a bad thing or if its normal, and if theres anything I can do to prevent it from getting so loud? Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Answer:Really loud fan noise?

The fan runs at full to extract the heat when playing. About the only thing that you can do is to open it up and clean out any dust that you can see.

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I recently upgraded the ram in my pc from 1.5gb to 2.5gb as it seemed to be getting pretty slow. I was expecting a pretty big jump in performance but it doesn't seem to have happened.

The pc can sometimes be faster than it was and sometimes it really drags. There is also an intermittent loud noise which i believe is coming from the fan and when this happens the pc is slow.

I took out the fan and cleaned all the dust from it but this noise still starts every couple of minutes and the pc becomes slow.

Any ideas?

Answer:Loud Noise from PC. Don't think it is the HDD

Two things to consider...
The amount of memory doesn't have much to do with speed unless some process can specifically use that extra memory. You can to more things well, but not necessarily more rapidly.

You system will utilize all memory at the speed of the slowest module. If you have some memory that is value ram or other inexpensive ram, the timings could be significantly different than the best brands and models.

Your system only uses what memory it needs, not what you want it to use. As long as the RAM meets the requirements of the motherboard, it will not protest.

If you want some programs to run at optimum performance levels, all memory must be identical. It is wise to buy matched sets of RAM from the same manufacturer at the same time to get the ultimate performance. Top memory is already sold in matched sets in the same plastic wrap. Otherwise, you have to look at the timings and other information posted on the package or the label.

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Question: Fan Noise too loud

Hello. Any suggestions on how I can easily cut down on my fan noise? It sounds like there is a lawn mower in here. Please tell me I can just buy a new fan for my processor... or maybe it's the PSU that's so loud. Thanks!

Answer:Fan Noise too loud

Google SpeedFan.

It allows you to vary the speed of your internal fans. Mess around with it til you get a stable, low temperature and desired noise output.

Or, you could just buy new fans.

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I recently started getting hearing a loud "buzzing" noise when I started my computer or it had to load certain larger programs. I opened up the computer to find which fan the noise was coming from and found no noise. The noise had stopped until just yesterday. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions.

Answer:Loud noise from fan

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Question: Loud Fan Noise

. When i start playing games , theres a loud fan noise which is bothering me so much. Please help me

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Question: A Very Loud Noise

I was working in the computer area one night. Of four computers, I was using two, one had been shut down for the night, and the last had been left on, but was unused.Suddenly the room was filled with a very loud noise. We are talking quite loud, almost like a fire alarm - uncomfortably loud to the ears. My first thought was an alarm on the UPS. I checked it, and it was fine. Then I thought maybe a fan bearing gone bad on one of the computers. I shut down the one not being used. Nothing. So then in spite of losing work, I felt it urgent enough to immediately shut down the two computers I was using. Nothing. So my next thought was fans in the room. Shut them down - nothing. Then I thought maybe the lights. Nothing. So my final thing was to unplug the computer that was already shut off - Bingo!What a surprise. I wasn't sure if the noise was from the computer or from the surge protector it was plugged into, so I ran an extension cord across the room. It ran fine about 3 days and then the noise came again, not quite as loud this time, but still loud.So I am thinking power supply or motherboard. The frequency and texture of the sound is the same as the squeal you get from the computer when you disconnect the power and the electricity drains from the system, except that that sound is mildly soft, but it gives you an idea of the nature of the sound. So I'm thinking maybe the motherboard is alarming me about something, but why so loud? And why continuous and won't go of... Read more

Answer:A Very Loud Noise

No one had experience like this?

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Question: loud noise

I have a loud noise on PC or speakers after its been on a while and it comes on for short time every few minutes.. Its a noise that is hard to describe. Grand daughter says its a space sound, what ever that is.Its odd as when playing music its fine just comes on after pc has been on a bit. Also can't tell if its pc or speakers. Just got new monitor as mine worn out and was hoping it would go but hasn't, it started 3 weeks ago. I turn speakers right down to get away from it.

Answer:loud noise

Is it a beeping sound? If so, can you count the beeps and does the sound repeat itself or is it just now and then.

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Hey falous, so i bought my y50-70 like 4 months ago, and recently everytime i turned it on, open chrome or something - the fan gets wild ! its very loud like it works on 100% and it doesnt go down!i tried to look up for solutions but i couldnt find any.I tried updating my BIOS - didnt help.the temps looks very standard to me, 45-50c idel.  REALLY hope you guys will help me find a solution,Thanks !

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I just changed my hard drive, stuck in a windows 7 cd, installed it successfully. Installed chrome, dropbox and system update. Ran Lenovo system update, and at some point the computer restarted itself, made three loud beeps (long followed by two short) and thats it.  The bluetooth light is on, as is the power on, battery, and charger lights. Screen is dead.  What happened? What are those three beeps? What do i do? 


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Answer:HELP! W500 dead. Ran system update, restarted itself, makes 3 loud beeps and thats it!

Turns out my new hard drive is loose. Have to do something to make sure it doesn't move around.That was a scary moment.

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I am trying to video chat with my girlfriend over the computer. She has a Satellite M305D-s4830 with a built in camera and mic. Her mic seems not to work correctly. It makes loud crackling noises that make it extremely difficult to hear her. Skype, too, keeps displaying a popup telling her that there is a lot of background noise.

It makes this noise regardless of whether she is speaking or not, or ether there is any ambient noise in the room. It does however, seem to be worse when the laptop is resting on her lap.

We are looking to rid that terrible noise coming from the mic. Any suggestions? IS there some sort of software that allows her to calibrate the mic at all? Or is it just faulty?

Answer:Satellite M305d-s4830 - microphone makes loud crackling noises

Tell here to right click on the speaker icon in the task bar, select recording devices then go to properties of the microphone set as default, adjust the volume settings, max out the volume settings then add about 10% boost, that is what i did when i had similar problem with skype. In skype tell here to go to options then audio settings and make sure the right device is selected under microphone then save, everything should be working ok now.

bball 1561 i also have a problem and was wondering if you could help, recently i reinstalled vista to the same laptop that you gf has but i could no t locate the mic drivers, so i was wondering if it would be possible if you could ask you or your gf to send me a copy of the drivers they aren't big so they won't take long to send

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Hey. I just want to share my experience with bios update on my hp 8710w laptop and talking to HP support. I updated from F.0E to F.20 and after that fan has gone wild. Under windows 7 it works fine every 2 out of 3 boots, or so. Every other time fan spins fast no matter what the temperature and system load are. This makes the laptop noisy. I normally use linux, and there fan just doesn't slow down after spinning up to cool the system. This is really something you won't want to have, because it turns an excellent and quiet machine into a loud vacuum cleaner. I have enough evidence to assume that the issue was caused by bios update. First it started exactly after bios update when nothing else was changed. Second, some 5 years ago I had a very similar laptop (8710p) and when I updated bios to F.0F, the same thing happened, but I happily downgraded the bios and everything was back to normal. Plus there are reports of others on the internet and these discussion boards in particular. Now with update to F.20.... There is no way to downgrade. It is embarassing: HP released an update that breaks functionality... and there is no way back (except replacing the system board indeed, which is expensive for laptops out of warranty). I was chatting and then talking over the phone with HP support. They aren't really any close to being professionals. First they said that my windows 7 is not officially supported and I should install xp or vista. I got xp installed just ... Read more

Answer:irreversible bios update makes fan loud (8710p, 8710w, 8510p...

Problem solved! :-DI downgraded to F.0EFind a difference on photos below: BEFORE: AFTER:

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Will this louder than normal noise get quieter with time?

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I just got a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad 430 and whenever I insert a DVD into the DVD player and it starts playing, it makes a loud buzzing noise and the whole laptop starts to vibrate. It seems as if the DVD player is working really hard to get the disc going and I am definitely sure that while it may make some sound while playing the DVD, it is not supposed to buzz this loudly and make the whole laptop shake this much. Is it possible I can get this fixed? Or should I go get this replaced? 

Answer:DVD player makes whole laptop shake and vibrate with a loud buzzing sound

go into your BIOS menu, under config -> power -> Optical Drive Speed -> Choose normal or silent mode. Now retry.

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