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

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

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

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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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Hey, so as the title says my Yoga 2 has some problems. Whenever I open or close my yoga it makes a snap/crack/pop sound, seems to be from the hinge. Anyone have any idea if the warranty would cover this? I just got this like the last week of August, so this is really upsetting. Also the headphone jack doesn't work at all, hasn't since the first time I tried it. It doesn't recognize that it is there (I've tried the device manager or whatnot, it is enabled just does not work). When I play music with the headphones in, the sound comes out of the speaker so it is super not working, ha. Any one have a solution? 
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 2:hinge making a cracking/popping noise and headphone jack doesn't work

I got this same problem too (not the headphone jack). But mine is not a yoga its an ideapad 100-15iby. I got the popping/cracking sound in the right hinge of the laptop. Is there any fix I can do for the laptop or is it not a problem at all. And BTW I used my notebook for 6 months and this problem started around in the 5th month. Reply ASAP!!

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Hi!

Today when I booted up my pc I started to hear a clicking sound as if I was accessing a folder, clicking back in explorer or accessing a link, this is happening randomly regardless of what programs I have running and each time it happens my "focused" window loses its focus as if something else is being selected (happens on its own), please help!
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Answer:PC is making a clicking noise

I have responded to your topic at WhatTheTech.

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Hi,My PC keeps making clicking noises as if I am clicking on links. Think it might be a trojan trying to generate false web traffic. Any thoughts?Cheers!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 21:36:19, on 21/06/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Au... Read more

Answer:PC keeps making clicking noise!

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Hello! I have a Dell Studio 14z and I bought it in august 2009, it's already having problems.

When I'm using the laptop, it makes a clicking/buzzing noises especially when i'm active (i.e watching movies, going on the internet) like a loading noise. But even when I'm idle, it continues to make that noise and I have just started noticing it recently. Also, when i shut my laptop off right before It shuts down, it makes a loud CLICK! and turns off.

I don't know the the problem is or where the problem is coming from... Dell support insists it's the fan, but I think otherwise..

anyone have any suggestions on which part to replace?

Answer:Computer making clicking noise

Could be the fan, but more likely the hard drive is on it's way out.
Click of death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I recommend you backup your data, in case it dies.

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Hi, wasn't really sure where to post this, but I think this forum seems to fit the bill.

Ok, so the problem is that, as the title says, my computer is making a clicking sound. My computer is a desktop windows Vista, if any more info is needed, I'll give it.

The sound definitely isn't come from the hard drive because the sound is coming too far away from it. When I tried putting my head around the back on the computer, it seems to be coming from somewhere around there, maybe where the power cable is plugged in, but I'm not sure.
It doesn't constantly click, it seems random, it usually clicks for about 3-15 seconds each time, it is fairly quiet (you can't hear it at all if I'm playing music for example, unless the volume is very low) and the clicking is pretty fast. It will randomly happen every 30 secs-5 mins.

I have had clicking come from the computer before, but it seems to have been happening a lot more in the past week and I'm just a bit concerned. I have two fans on my computer, a small one at the front and huge one on the side and I think it may have something to do with the side fan, like maybe some foreign material has got stuck in there...? Both fans are still running absolutely fine however.

I am no expert with computers so I have no idea how to take them apart, etc. And I would be far too worried that I may break something in the process, lol.

Any help would be appreciated; I may take my computer to a tech sho... Read more

Answer:Computer making clicking noise

Clicking is never a good sound as that's a bearing starting to go, be it a fan or a harddrive. You can use an empty paper towel tube as a stethoscope and localize the area and not just guess at the affected component. Quite the cost difference between a decent power supply and a fan.
 

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my speakers that came with my new computer, well its not new but i got it in November, so its not really old. but they are making a clicking noise constantly. it stops when i turn my speakers off. it doesn't stop when i mute my sound. it also doesn't help to move the speakers around on my dektop. the click stays the same volume when i turn the volume up and down.

any ideas?
 

Answer:speakers making clicking noise

Can you describe the frequency of the clicks?Few things that pop to mind move your mobile phone away from your computer and check for any other transmitters close to the speakers ie hifi,try muting the microphone and line in in volume controls
 

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Ok my computer is making a clicking noise, to be exact its a little speaker the size of a dime on my case thats doing it.(at first I though it was my hdd but its not) When I power up nothing shows up on my monitor it simply stays black. I have been reading around and some ppl have been saying that it could be fan related, I do have 1 fan in the front (on the front of my case) that is basicly dead it barely spins at all. Is it possible that my mother board can see that this fan is screwing up and will not boot up?

Answer:Computer making a clicking noise

First, you need a fan. If your CPU gets hot, you will have those problems. I have a fan on my CPU and on my hdd. Second. Clicking is your hdd on the way out. Just because it doesn't register any problems when booting up doesn't mean it is okay. Does it do it all the time? Run a diagnostic program from your hdd manufacturer's web site. They are usually free. An hdd can be on the way out and still be working. When it hits the sectors that are bad, you get the clicking. Been there a few times! That is why I have a few extra hdds.

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Hey guys,

Recently came home from work and found my computer turned off (it was on when I left) I figured a simple Windows update...but to my dismay when I came to turn on my computer I heard this weird clicking noise (see video) I need to specify that the sound IS NOT emanating from the hard drives. In the video I disconnected the power source to all peripheral devices (Bluray drive, graphics card, hard drives) and the sound remains. The computer will not boot. I've also read in some other forums that this type of clicking noise (with about a 3 second gap) would indicate a RAM issue. I've removed all my RAM sticks but one, and then tried again...the sound remains (I tried this using another stick to avoid the chance that the stick I left in there was the defective one). I should also note that in this video I have not pressed the power button located at the front of the computer, I have tried this, and nothing happens (clicking sound ensues) the blue light for power goes on and off at the same frequency as the power on the motherboard.

I'm a little dumbfounded at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas?

Here's the youtube link, it may offer more information
YouTube - Computer won't boot, making a clicking sound.AVI

Here are my computer's specs (copy pasted from this site)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: i7 960
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 LGA 1366
Memory: 12GB DDR3 Crucial
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Answer:PC won't boot, making a clicking noise

You have what is known as the click of death.

Basically, your hard drive is dying.... If there is anything on there you want, get it into another computer QUICKLY and make backups. and then replace it.... obviously

Click of death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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i just recently purchased the new Dell Inspiron 15 5500 laptop, and it made a loud clinking noise. i sent it back as i thought it had a problem with the fan. i purchased it again and it made the same noise. i don't know what to do as i love the laptop but the noise aggravates me so much that i can't use my laptop. what can i do to fix this?
 

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My system is making an occasional clicking noise... But I currently have no problems with it. Could the less than 2 month old hdd be going bad? I'm going to run "CheckDisk" to see if it comes up with any errors...





Lenovo Ideapad Y560 - 06462AU (Black)

Answer:My system is making a clicking noise...

please, take a look at this thread

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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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I am getting a clicking noise, but it is purely audio based, I have razer kraken pro 7.1's, and a stereo with a headphone jack conector and the harman Kardon speakers that came on my laptop. No matter which audio out put I choose, it still makes this almost metronome clicking.
I checked a lot of different settings, but cant find anything wrong?
Does anyone have any ideas what it is?
Please let me know if you have had or are having a similar problem.

Thanks
 

Answer:My Toshiba is making a clicking noise through audio out put

Could be a failing hard drive...
 

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hi there to every one.ive got a emachines e4046 runing xp home edition service pack 2 only recently my monitor stopped working so got another one but now the pc loads up but the monitor light stays flashing and nothing is showing on monitor everything else seemss to be working ok oh apart from the hard drive is making a clicking noise not sure if it meant to do that or not any help would be greatly appreciated im a bit thick when it comes to computers.many thanks.dee,.

Answer:hard drive making clicking noise pls help

Clicking noise from the hard drive sounds like it is failing or has failed. I hope you have backed up any important files you may have wanted. Chances are very slim for recovering files without paying an arm and leg. The price of hard drives are so cheap replacing one shouldn't be a problem.

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I just bought a brand new laptop from best buy, the HP 15-AY009DX and it's making a clicking noise coming from inside the keyboard. My dad tells me it's likely a defective hard drive and I'll need to exchange it? Just looking for confirmation of this fact or any other ideas as to what is going on. the clicking is pretty constant, once every 1-3 seconds, the issue started immediately on boot up. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Fresh out of the Box HP 15-AY009DX Making Clicking Noise

Listen to your dad...take it back for an exchange.
 

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Specifications:

Windows XP
Enough RAM
HD: Samsung SP1614N (set as slave)

This is the secondary hard drive that isn't working. On load, after I click "ok" to get to the main windows desktop, I see my icons, and taskbar, however, the secondary HD (the one that isn't working) then kicks in, and starts clicking, and my taskbar tasks don't load for a very long time.

My thought is perhaps it's a hardware issue, in which case, well ... yeah ...
I've had the drive for about a year.

Any thoughts or suggestions? I would, of course, rather not have to send it in, or replace, as I have a lot of work in it.

HD1: works (cable select)
HD2: does not (slave)

Answer:Samsung SP1614N HD making clicking noise ...

Hi,

If I understood what you said, then you have a problem.

You said: HD1: works (cable select) HD2: does not (slave)

If both drives are on one cable, then if one is master, the other one must be slave.....if one is CS, then the other one must be CS....Otherwise, you can not mix the master/slave setting with CS.

Put the Master drive jumpers as master and place it in the end of the cable (black connector), set the slave jumpers to slave and place it in the middle of the cable (gray connector), and put the blue ribbon cable connector on the motherboard. Let us know if this helps.

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I was on my computer when i heard some clicking noises then i found out it was comming from my HD so i restarted to see if that does any good well it never it wasnt reading the hd after a few moments it started working agian, so do i have to worry becuase i cant hear the clicking sound still or should i start thinking about replacing the HD

Thanks

Answer:Hard Disk Making Clicking Noise

Wierd noises usually indicate that the hard drive is about to fail. Maybe it's time to replace it.

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I just plugged in my charger and sat it close to me for the first time since buying it. It is making some sort of clicking noise as it charges. At first I thought it was my hard drive, but I've definitely isolated it in the charger.  Is this okay? I don't think electronics should click, though I am no expert. EDIT: Oh, and the clicking is completely random, there is no pattern to the clicks.

Answer:170w Charger is clicking/making noise.

hi Arctos,
 
Did you notice if the clicking occurs when just browsing the web or playing a graphically extensive game? Also, does the AC adapter heat up that it's too hot to touch when it clicks?
 
If the clicking noise on the AC adapter happens when playing a game and/or when the AC adapter heats up then I don't think that this is okay as this may indicate a problem with the cord or on how the AC adapter converts the current (could be a malfunctioning component inside). I recomend you contact Lenovo and report the issue
 
Telephone number: 1-877-453-6686
Hours of operation: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
 
You may also wanna check this thread for more info (although it's quite old).
 
 
Regards

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Hey all,

For a while now I've had this problem where my speakers make this clicking/popping noise with lots of echo/reverb that is really annoying. For some odd reason, it only starts when I start playing World of Warcraft. I can't seem to find anyone else with the same problem that I have and it's really frustrating. I thought it was my old 40 dollar surround speakers from Wal-mart at first, but I bought Z-5300 Logitech speakers and I hear the same thing. When I'm playing the game and I turn all the sound off in the game itself I can still hear this noise. The sound card I'm using is a Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS. Can anyone help??

Answer:Speakers making a clicking/popping noise...

Try going into your directX menu and under sound tab lower the hardware sound acclereration level.

To get to the directX menu, Go to start > run > dxdiag

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I turn my computer on and my maxtor 160 gig hardrive makes a clicking noise then it beeps.. it does it over and over again.. eventually it stops but whenever i restart my computer it does it again.. it seems like it cant boot...and i put in my windows cd to try to repair it but my computer says it doesnt detect and hard disk!!!! I think my hard drive is fried...so what do i do.. its only a year old and i have a 3 year warranty so cant i get another one?

Answer:My hard drive keeps making this clicking noise????

Commonly known as the Click of Death...that HDD is getting ready to fail...Backup what you can ASAP. There may not be much time. The more you try to use that drive the further away data recovery becomes.

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Hello.
I recently switched from Windows XP to Kubuntu on my laptop. The internal HD is made by Fujitsu, and it keeps making a periodic clicking noise. OK, well, I say 'keeps', but the intervals at which it makes these 'clicks' is completely random. It did not do this on XP. I don't really understand what would cause this. Can anyone provide a fix, or some tips at least? The clicking does not affect my system's performance.. it's just annoying to hear. Thank you!
 

Answer:Internal HD (Fujitsu) keeps making clicking noise..

Is it fast ticking like a Geiger counter..if so its just the heads looking for files.
Now if the clicks are sapced apart and loud like the head reaching the end of its travel,,this is a concern...in this case the head is seeking info it cant find,,it fails to pick it up while the head is moving..it bumps into its stop...this could be from a corrupt install that may have some bad files etc. or your hd is going bad....I would be concerned if the head it bumping the stop during normal usage.
 

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My Thinkpad T43's fan is making clicking noise when it runs at high speeds. It sounds like it is hitting a wire or is off-balance or something. Suggestions or fixes anyone? Thanks

Answer:T43 fan making clicking noise at high speeds

Welcome  to the forum!

Cleaning and lubricating the fan (a drop or two of oil) should help.

If it doesn't, replace it.

Good luck.

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Hi,

My computer is making a clicking sound (from the speakers) like when a web browser opens, except it appears to be doing it itself even when my browser is closed - I hope someone can help me out, here's my Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 23:28:16, on 11/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung EDS\EDSAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Battery Manager\BatteryManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
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Answer:Computer making clicking noise as if web browser opening

Hello there Welcome to the TSG Forums.
My name is NeonFx. I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Please note the following:

The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used on this machine.
Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that the system is completely clean.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference. I may ask you to boot into Safe Mode where you will be unable to follow my instructions online.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

Step 1

Download OTS to your Desktop
Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.
Double-click on OTS.exe to start the program.
Check the box that says Scan All Users
Under Basic Scans please change the radio button under Registry from Safe List to All.
Under Additional Scans check the following:
Reg - Desktop Components
Reg - Disabled MS Config Items
Reg - NetSvcs
Reg - Shell Spawning
Reg - Uninstall List
File - Lop Check
File - Purity Scan
Evnt - EvtViewer (last 10)

Please paste the contents of the following codebox into the Custom Scans box at the bottom
Code:
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
eventlog.dll
scecli.dll
netlogon.dll
cngaudit.dll
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I aready have read similar posts on HP but my issue seems a little Different. My Windows Sound Scheme is currently on (No Sounds). I have checked the System Notification again anyway, I did not do any changes to it and, I cant hear that weird clicking noise. I have just tested to play a video on youtube now, using my headphones, and I can head that clicking noise again, before it used to happen randomlly now, when I play a video or, something with sound. It seems to be coming from both the laptops speakers and, using when using headphones, in windows 8 and 10. Also, before and after uninstalling beats audio. I have also disabled all the microphones in the Recording section in Sound. I have also just noticed that, on my google chrome broswer, when I highlight a word/s and, do a Search Google ''words'' forexample, this clicking noise comes on. It does this randomly as I mentioned not only when Im on google chrome. I am not sure if this is relevent but, I've just noticed that the empty, CD/DVD drive spins only once but, always does this when i'm installing something. I can also feel an electric current when i put my hand on the side of the laptop, is this normal?  

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Hi,

running a Satellite P845t-10G with Windows 8, says Reboot and select proper boot device when booted up, and makes a clicking noise, sounds like from the region of the harddrive. laptop is 6 months old.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite P845t-10G is not booting up, making clicking noise

It is possible that HDD is troublemaker. I presume clicking noise is from HDD.
What happen exactly when you press power button?

Anyway, I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. If HDD is defective you will get new one and it will be replaced for free. Warranty will cover all costs.

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.

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My computer was working fine, But when I tried to write a message back to a friend on facebook, Every time I made a Key Stroke I would hear a clicking sound come from my computer and nothing would be typed on my computer, I have tried everything I could
think of to fix this problem but nothing has worked, When I hold down the Key after it clicks a second time it will type the letter out on the screen, But I can not write messages like that, it would take me an hour just to right a few words, I am using Windows
8.1 Pro.
Any Suggestions???

Answer:Windows 8.1 Keyboard Making a Clicking Noise and Not Writting

This may happen if Filter Keys are on.

Open Control Panel > Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center > Make the keyboard easier to use

Here scroll down to "Turn on Filter Keys" option

De-select "Turn on Filter Keys"

Select the "Apply" button and "OK"

S.Sengupta, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP

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So currently my computer cannot open (operating system not) and decided to check my external 1tb Toshiba, I just plugged it in and opened the computer, then it spun and lit up, and had clicking noises, then I decided to check again while writing this, and there were no clicking noises anymore, should I be worried? I just bought this February 12

Answer:External hard drives making clicking noise

There are two probable causes of the so-called "click of death" for external hard drives:

A. Inadequate power being supplied to the external HDD, this is most common in situations like where you have multiple devices (including the HDD) connected to a single USB hub for example.

B. Physical deterioration of the HDD resulting from either simple wear-and-tear or damage such as physical shock or trauma.

I would begin by downloading something like CrystalDiskInfo to read the SMART diagnostic info that your HDD provides. If anything there is bad (like reallocated sectors), then I highly suggest replacing the HDD at your earliest convenience.

If SMART comes out showing a clean bill of health, I would make sure adequate power is being supplied to the HDD. If adequate power is supplied, I would wait and see how the HDD fares; if the HDD is failing it will start giving off signs (more clicks, bad SMART readings, etc.).

And most importantly, backup your data! A good backup will save your day like you can't even imagine.

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Hi! So I started up my PC today and heard this clicking noise: https://soundcloud.com/sean-redmond-4/audio-recording-2016-07-23-12-19-04

The noise slowly stops after the BIOS screen. The only ways I have found to recreate the issue is:
When loading and running a high performance game (Dragon Age Inquisition on Ultra, Black Desert Online on High). This however DOES NOT happen during main menu screens, only when in-game on dragon age and after loading the game world in Black Desert.
When running the Windows Experience Index. The frequency of the clicking seems to depend on the amount of work my video card is doing. the intensity of the clicking sound is always the same.
I have tried transferring a large amount of files to see if that causes the clicking noise too but it does not. I suspected it was my HDD at first, so I unplugged my HDD (I am using a SSD as my boot drive and HDD for storage) and the clicking still continued upon startup. I checked to make sure no wires were stuck in fans and everything was secured, etc.

I am running windows 7 with a GTX 970, 4GB of RAM, Intel i5 processor.

Thank you so much for the help!!!!

Update: I am thinking my GPU fan might be loose because it seems to only click when the GPU fans are running. there are no wires in the fans that i can see so ill try and check more in depth.
 

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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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I have a configurable, custom Laptop HP Pavilion V2Z45AV with a 2TB harddisk from Seagate - Samsung, ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD (Win10 Home 64bit). The problem was that when the HDD controller was making the HDD going into power safe mode, the HDD was making this annoyng and dangerous (for the long term) noise. Second problem was the high Load/Unload Cycle Count. After a lot of headache on finding why my HDD was making such a clicking, creaking, squeak noise randomly every few minutes, I finally managed to find the solution, I installed: - CrystalDiskInfo- Intel Rapid Storage Technology (I have a intel controller (Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller).(https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver)In the Intel program I disabled Link Power Manager option: since that the sound is almost completely gone (much "better" sound, not a squeak anymore).   In CrystalDiskInfo I change the following settings (APM disabled on every start-up):  Plus:  In this way the number of Load/Unload Cycle Count dropped. Note: FYI of course you need also to disable the power saving from Windows:  Hope that this post will help a lot of people that have a Pavilion or another laptop with this HDD, thinking it is damaged and sending it to support without finding a real solution. Intel and HP should disable these option by defau... Read more

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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:

 

http://goo.gl/pblW2x

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you




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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help. 
 
Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder. 
 
I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.
 
I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.
 
help?

Answer:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help. 
 
Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder. 
 
I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.
 
I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.
 
help?

Answer:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

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I received my laptop as a gift in August (bought the day that I received it) and immediately noticed a clicking noise when I started it up. I thought it might stop, but it continued intermittently. I brought up the issue in the HP Chat support, and the laptop was collected and sent for repair. The Drive was replaced, yet the clicking/rattling noise is still there, even louder than before. It also beeps randomly. I have barely got a chance to use it at all because of this, and when I do it is extremely irritating to have to listen to the constant clicking. It is totally unlike even my 6-year-old laptop, which has a fan that can get loud at times, but I have never experienced a problem like this. So far it seems everyone says a hard drive making a clicking noise is a sign that it is failing - I am concerned I have been given a defective replacement and that the issue will only get worse.To make things even more difficult, when I tried to start a HP Support chat session again, after entering the details including serial number etc, I was told that this product is no longer serviced by HP. What can I do about this?Hope someone can help me figure out what next steps to take!Emma

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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 Preformat.zip 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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Ok, I got a Sony VAIO laptop, and every once and a while, it will make a quick "clicking" noise. Its not very loud, but its just loud enough to notice it if the room is quiet. However, everything appears to be running fine on it. What could the clicking noise be? Is it something to worry about? Thanks for any replies.

Answer:Laptop making quiet "clicking" noise

That would be your harddrive. It may be a warning sign for you to do a backup frequently.

Try HD Tune it's a software that monitor the health of your HD

Also make sure the HD is not operating over the recommended temputure.

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Hello, I owned a Thinkpad P70 with a 4k diplay 1 year ago and i've seen that when i'm opening or closing the screen olding the lid by the left or right corner, it makes a kind of "cracking" little noise from each bottom corner of the screen near of hinges. I don't think that it's hinges  which are craking (because when i'm holding the lid from center it's ok)  i think it's the screen which moving inside the plastic panel and sticking on it? or i don't really now. Anyone have this kind of noise or creacking impression when oppening/ closing the lid or it's only on my model? Thank you for your answers

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Hello, I have had popping/cracking noises from my Bang & Olufsen speakers since day one.  The popping noise is heard when I am scrolling on a website or if I open a new tab in the browser.  I do not have any issues playing back audio.  I have searched this forum and tried every troubleshooting suggestions to no avail.  I have restored my laptop three times and the issue still persists.  I have the latest audio driver installed.  Please help! Thanks in advance!

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Hi, there.

I've got an issue with speakers, it sounds cracking, breaking noise. 
3 months ago, Dell Technician came to fix it but it happens again. 

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My laptop makes a crackling noise every one second. I have just bought a used one and I have the opportunity to turn it back and take another one. What is the problem and what should I do? Thank you.
Laptop noise: https://clyp.it/iktv2f0e#
 

Answer:Strange cracking noise from laptop

Hello Emma99,

That noise sounds familiar and if I am correct it is the sound of a failing HDD

Have a listen to the Western Digital laptop drive with bad heads making clicking sound here and see what you think, check out all of the sounds there
 

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My Toshiba laptop Satellite C660/C660D started making cracking noise today and just after one month from purchase. I tried everything, including checking my cables, running disk check, Toshiba Diagnostic Tools and Toshiba HDD/SDD Alert showing my hard disk is working ok. But cracking noise is just not stopping. I backed up everything just in case.

Please help me. how can I stop this noise?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Cracking noise

Hi r.lima,

To be honest I don?t think you can do much to solve this cracking noise problem expect contacting an authorized service provider for help because it must be a hardware problem but that?s just my personal opinion.

On the Toshiba website you can find a list of ASPs. Just search for one ASP in your country and get in contact with the guys. I?m sure they help you and tell you more information about this and what to do now.

Good luck! :)
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Hi,I have recently got a HP notebook and noticed a cracking kind of noise especially coming from the keyboard section. This is more prominent during the start up of the system.I called HP help desk and got the following case ID created - 4774761196Based on which, they asked me to upgrade the following softwares, but during the installation of 2nd one I started getting error.1) BIOS -> http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp-76001-76500/sp76219.exe2) FIRMWARE -> http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72533.exeError during installation of FIRMWARE, i was getting the following error:Logfile openedChecking for administrator credentials...Admin credentials were foundChecking Windows version...Current Windows version = 6.2Windows 2000 or later was foundWindows using EFI boot loaderException: Windows is using an EFI boot loader, we can't deploy this update.Refer to the ReadMe file for instructions to update the firmware locally. Now I am not sure how to proceed, it is very hard to find the HP technical team support as well. Any help is highly appreciated.Please note, during the selection of 'Numlock' i can't find any light on keyboard indicating that num lock is switched on, not sure if this is expected.Thanks,000Sree

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hi there ..........

i have a new sony vaio vpcea46fg laptop ............. every time i play any audio from any source there is a static or cracking noise ............ i took it to the sony service center and they replaced the sound card and yet the problem persists.

the case is the same even through headphones as well as the speakers.
i have also tried reinstalling the drivers .... still same issue.

looking for some help .....
i have also uploaded an everest log

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Static/Cracking noise frm Realtek HD audio

Are u sure that the sound chip-set is not part of the mother board. Do u have the part number of the part that was changed at the service center?
 

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Just got windows 7 and i'm already having problems. When I load programs my mouse lags really bad even the touch pad lags. Tried disabling enhance precision and reinstalling the mouse driver but didnt work. Also have sound cracking and skipping in itunes. Tried the same thing and it didnt help. If you need my comp specs i will post them. Thanks

Answer:Mouse lag, shutter noise and sound cracking

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor --> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...oq=windows+7+u

Run a DirectX Kernel Diagnostics report -
START | type dxdiag | save as a text file

Upload and attach the file.

Regards . . .

jcgriff2

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Hard disk on my machine makes cracking noise. Access to HD slower than before. WinXP. Does this means that the HD is going to fail soon? I check virus (Mcafee) and spyware (spysweepr, spybot, adware), no problem. Is there any problem to check the health of HD. The HD has 3 years warrenty, but I do not really like to send disk back in case the manufacturer repair it and sell to someone else. I know there is some program to "destory" the HD totally, but I do not think I can run program if the HD totally failed. If the HD is not totally failed, how do I convience manufacturer it has fault? Any advice is appreciated.

Answer:HD make cracking noise, slow, about to fail?

Visit the manufacturers website and download the disk testing tool to confirm the health of the drive.

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I've just receive my Thinkpad Twist but there's two things that I'm worry about.
First, when I move the screen, there is an annoying cracking sound that seem to come from the top right corner of the screen. Anybody hear this on his machine?
 
Second thing, the bezel near the windows button on the screen seem to get off. The button seem ''far to reach'', it's not flush with the bezel.
Here are two picture of it
 
Link to image 1
 
Link to image 2
 
You can see it just to the right of the button. I don't want it to do this all along the screen!
 
Considering that I have the laptop for 2 days, don't think it's normal. I've order it the November 11th and don't really want to wait another month!
 
 
Moderator comment: Image(s) >50KB converted to link(s). Community Rules.

Answer:Thinkpad Twist bezel and cracking noise

Hi Vilac,
 
In regards to your Windows button, it should be OK as long as when you push the button it functions properly.
 
As far as the cracking sound, are you holding the screen by the edges as you twist the screen?
Are you pressing anything on the touch area of the screen when you do it? 
 
 





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This has only just started over the last week it makes a noise before I make a call and after

Answer:Why is my Windows phone making a funny noise before the call connects and after the call is finished?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question This has only just started over the last week it makes a noise before I make a call and after is it for all calls or just some?
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Hello!

I have an Equium A60 laptop and today whilst using it I heard a "popping" noise accompanied by a strong burning smell. The PC also shutdown, and the "popping" continued for a few minutes.

The case and the battery were cool, and I have since been able to restart the machine and use it do access files, burn to CD and access the internet so it seems to be working OK, but my question is what happened? Anyone any ideas what went pop and caused the machine to shutdown?

Answer:Equium A60 - Shutdown, cracking noise and burning smell

Hello MrBump

I don?t know how old your notebook is any why this happen. Please contact the service partner and let them check the unit. Suddenly shutdown is mostly reaction if the unit is not cooled properly.

To avoid further hardware damaging let the check the unit. If the warranty is still valid it will cover all costs if there is some hardware malfunction.

Bye

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I started using this new laptop on Oct 12. Shortly afterwards I had the big Windows 10 update. Now I have an intermittent and random cracking noise in the audio. It almost sounds like some one has plugged a jack in to a PA system. I hear it through my headphones, my external speakers, and straight from the laptop (nothing plugged in to the jack). I have the latest BIOS installed (A11). I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the Realtek audio driver (7737). I switched to the Microsoft native driver. Nothing works. I tried "Chat with Technical Support" a few hours ago but no reply there. I can't figure it out.

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Hi

After uppgrading to a new hitachi 160g hard disk I experienced a "cracking" noise from the speakers.

I thought it was something wrong with the hard disk so I went back to the shop and changed it to a seagate, but the noise is still there.

Hajlu

Answer:Satellite A20-S103: After HDD upgrade cracking noise from the speakers

Hi

When does this crackling noise appear??
Does it appear if you listen to any mp3 files stored on the HDD or if you use an audio CD??

The 160GB HDD is a really large size and as far as I know not every HDD size can be used in the notebook.

As far as I know the Sat A20 were delivered with a 40GB HDD.
I?m not sure if the large HDD size has a bad influence on the sound quality but it would be very interesting to know if this crackling noise would appear if you will use a smaller HDD size like 60GB or 80GB.

By the way; after HDD replacement you have installed the OS and the drivers. Did you use the right sound driver??

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From the time the Lenovo log shows on boot until it is turned off, there is background noise played through the headset jack to my earbuds.  It is a popping, cracking, hissing series of sounds.  I cannot hear it when music is playing, but as soon as I hit pause, the background noise is there. I have all of the latest BIOs and drivers.  I tried uninstalling the realtek advanced driver and application.  This did not end this annoyance. Any thoughts out there?













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Answer:Y470 Headphone jack plays cracking & popping noise

hi derek.possible driver issue, have you tried to update sound drivers?http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?filter=location&location=Board%3AideaPad&q=...

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HiI have a lenovo y700 and I have had it for 6 months now.  My speakers recently recently started making a popping or cracking  noise when  I increase the volume ,start a youtube video or play music. This issue is random as it doesnot happen everytime but it happens 7/10 times.  I have tried uninstalling the audio driver and reinstaalling it and that didnt fix the problem. Has anyone else come across the same issue?

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Hey,
I have been trying to remove this annoying clicking sound in Internet Explorer 8. When I go into Sounds and Audio devices and change it to 'none' it never takes effect. Any suggestions?
thanks in advance!
 

Answer:IE 8 Clicking noise

That clicking sound is under Windows Explorer and is the "Start Navigation" sound in the listing. Is this the sound you're setting to NONE and are you clicking Apply/OK?

Tufenuf
 

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Question: Clicking noise?

when im playing games or browsing the web sometimes i hear like a mouse click sound is the only way to describe it and it happens sometimes alot and sometimes rare? is it something to worry about?
 

Answer:Clicking noise?

where does the noise come from? is it coming from your speakers or the pc case?
 

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When copying VHS tapes to hard disc using a Win TV USB on windows XP a persistant clicking noise is heard on the playback.I have uninstalled the Win instalation CD also the update dowload from Hauppauge, Reinstalled and still the noise persists can you please help.

Answer:Clicking noise on Win TV USB

Hi, Try this. Open your Control Panel - Click on Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices. Click on Sounds and Audio Devices. click on the Sounds Tab and in the Sounds scheme window click on the down pointing arrow and select 'No Sounds'. Cheers, Bill

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Question: Clicking Noise

Hi GuysA couple of months ago I got a new Hard-drive and Motherboard, which has been working fine up until now. But for the last 3 days, I've notice a clicking noise, and it sounds like its coming from the Hard-drive. The noise sounds very, very similar to this video clip which I came across online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtnT5VAsBZk . Does anyone know what this could be ?Some of my specs are:Processor:      Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4160 CPU @ 3.60GHz  3.60 GHzRAM:               4.00 GBSystem Type: 64-bit Operating System

Answer:Clicking Noise

Is this the same PC that had random restart issues ? ?Sounds like the Clik of Death to me...The more you try and use it the further you get from any hope of saving data...replace the HDD.

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Question: clicking noise

hi everyone

yesterday i woke up by a clicking noise and smell of burning wire from my computer. although it was off, i reconnected from the socket then i changed the cable and turned it on again system was working didn't have any clicking noise while it was on but steal i could smell the burning wire.
then i turned it off and tried to clean up the dust from inside the computer, all the fans and every where. i could hear the clicking noise again while it was off, then turn the computer on.
this time computer as working but windows system didn't come up and freezes on black page.
can anybody help me please ? i am desperate for my computer to be fixed.

Answer:clicking noise

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but clicking noise is generally very bad.
It's the sound of the hard drive's actuator arms/head (think of it like a the arm and needle on a vinyl record player) trying to calibrate themselves. It can be for a variety of reasons - the disk surface is scratched or damaged and the head can't find the data when trying to read it (worst scenario, but least likely as well - at least without earlier symptoms), mechanical errors within the drive (also rather unlikely), firmware or hardware logic error (that's what I'm thinking - perhaps the chips on the PCB (printed circuit board) underneath the drive burned out, now it can't send out the right instructions for the arms to calibrate themselves correctly). It could also be other things, but that's all I can think of right now.

When you go into BIOS at bootup does it recognize the hard drive? Does it indicate the correct model number for the drive?
Something else to check. Be sure to ground yourself (touch the back of the computer case) when you open your computer case - you don't want to have static on you, and then inadvertently zap an internal component and fry it. Open the drive case, and look at the hard disk drive. Look on the underside of it. If you can take it out, perhaps by pulling the hard drive backets out, take a look at the underside of the board. Sniff it if necessary (to see if that's where the burning smell came from). Do any chips look melted or anything like that?

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Question: Clicking noise

I was wondering if anybody could help me with an issue regarding a clicking sound in my computer.

I was moving my computer across my desk, probably should have shut it down beforehand, and it randomly shut off. I don't think I pulled the power cord out, or did anything to shut it down but I guess computers nowadays have a safety shutoff so the hard drive doesn't get damaged?

Anyway, I rebooted the computer and it seemed to work fine except for a clicking noise that sounded like it was coming from the PSU. It wasn't continuous but happened at startup and whenever I launched some programs. The thing is that now it has stopped completely and I haven't heard it in many days.

Could the issue have resolved itself somehow or was there no issue to begin with or could there still be an issue?

Answer:Clicking noise

Clicking normally comes from the HDD. Try running diagnostics on your HDD, from Western Digital or Seagate. They each have HDD diagnostics.

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Question: Clicking Noise.

hello. I dont know if this is the right section. My computer has been really slow lately. I scanned for spyware/adware with spybot and adaware but I didnt find anything. I scanned for viruses with trend micro but i didnt find any viruses. I'm only using a little over half my memory space. I defragged but that didnt help. I've noticed recently that my computer is making strange noises. I keep hearing clicking noises and some other noises i cant explain. I'm starting to wonder if it's a hardware problem? My computer also froze when i right clicked my computer to check the properties. Any help would much be appriciated. Thanks.

*edit* I restarted my computer after it froze and now I'm getting a black screen informing me that window failed to start properly. And gave me the starting options. First I chose start using last good config (or something like that). That didnt work so I tried starting it in Safe Mose but that didnt work either. I'm scared *bout to cry*... any help once again thanks.
 

Answer:Clicking Noise.

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Question: Clicking Noise

I have a HP a1630 desktop that is about 6 months old. Whenever I am actively using it such as the typing I am not doing or downloading data or any other use, I hear a clicking noise coming from the computer. What is this? Should I worry besides the irritation of the noise? Can it be corrected or should I just bear up and live with it. Would prefer not to spend money just to eliminate the clicking noise if not harmful.
Thanks,
Ken
 

Answer:Clicking Noise

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Question: Clicking noise

I have a MicroCenter computer at work as the network server. Lately I have noticed a clicking noise, because the server and the hub are so close together I cannot tell which one it is coming from. The server has locked up the past 3 weekends and had to be re-booted. Can anyone tell me what to look for and what might be causing the clicking noise.
Thanks
 

Answer:Clicking noise

Doubt full it's coming from the hub, there are no moving parts in a hub.

Most likely would be a fan or Hard drive, if it's the hard drive it may not have long to live.
could be fan on power supply or vid card if it has one
 

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Question: clicking noise

I have a new custom built pc desk top.  Win 8.1 ssd c:hard drive , 3t hd, intel proc.  Definite clicking sound from inside not sure if hd, fan , it seems to start up when active , click 's for a while, stops for a while, then clicks for a while,    any one else have this problem?

Answer:clicking noise

There is a old mechanics trick which can help you to isolate the location of what is making the clicking sound.
 
Take a long handled wooden or plastic spoon, hold the spoon part against you ear, then start placing the handle end against the different components in the case.  I would suggest starting with the hdd, not the ssd.

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I am a bit puzzled by this one.
My old Sony Vaio desktop with dual boot Win7
and XP on separate HDDs. The Win 7 option works
fine but if I boot with XP then that works fine until I put
a CD in either of the 2 CD drives. A distinct click every few seconds with
the sound of someting trying to spin up and I cant access either drive.
First thought was
the CD drives but both of them?
To me it sounds like the HDD but I can't see why wnen it is OK otherwise.
Anyone encountered anything similar or got any suggestions please.

Answer:Odd clicking noise from something

uninstall the cd drives in device management reboot into xp and let it reinstall the cd drives, retry the disks.

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Question: Clicking Noise

Whenever I turn on my computer, it makes a very loud annoying clicking noise. It's barely audible if I only am running very few applications, the more applications running the louder and more frequent it is. Is there a way to stop this?
 

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Question: clicking noise

At times my speakers emit a clicking/ticking sound. This is not consistant and is not affected by volume, it is only audible from my control speaker and not the other 3. It appears to be a feedback problem, but I am unable to locate the cause. Any suggestions?
 

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Question: clicking noise

i have a clicking noise coming from my hp tower, it appears at random and  display will freeze. i can use comp. for hours without problem,  but it will start again whether i am online or not
 any ideas about whats going on?, thanks

Answer:clicking noise

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Question: Clicking noise

Hey,

Today my laptop started making a clicking or popping noise every second or so, no other sounds can be heard. The sound seems to be coming from the left speaker only too. I've also noticed that a little red light is shining in my headphone/SPDIF port. I figured that my SPDIF must have turned on, but i have no idea how to turn it off and if the clicking noise is related

I'm running on a

Ei System 4115c

thanks for help guys and girls

R
 

Answer:Clicking noise

i've also uninstalled and reinstalled the audio device
 

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I have the clicking noise when clicking a link in IE or or some windows items(running XP).
I have followed the steps I read on other forums:
Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds Tab > Windows Explorer > Start Navigation
From there I change the "Start Navigation" sound from "Windows XP Startup" to (NONE), I apply it and click OK. When I go back in it is reset to "Windows XP Startup". I have tried to save it as a sound scheme in the top of that Sounds window but it always resets. Everything is resetting immediatly, the clicks do not go away at all.
Any ideas?
 

Answer:How to get rid of Clicking Noise?

ferrdoggsmd said:





I have the clicking noise when clicking a link in IE or or some windows items(running XP).
I have followed the steps I read on other forums:
Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds Tab > Windows Explorer > Start Navigation
From there I change the "Start Navigation" sound from "Windows XP Startup" to (NONE), I apply it and click OK. When I go back in it is reset to "Windows XP Startup". I have tried to save it as a sound scheme in the top of that Sounds window but it always resets. Everything is resetting immediatly, the clicks do not go away at all.
Any ideas?Click to expand...

Try creating another user in Windows. Then go through those same steps and see if the sound stays off. If it does, then you know you have a corrupt user profile and it's just not keeping your settings.
 

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Question: Clicking Noise

Hiya

My sisters computer is making lots of clicking noise and it is coming from the harddrive.

From what I am trying to understand her problem VIA TEXTING...she said, when she clicked on the mouse and the egg timer comes up esp when she is on the internet...it keeps repeating that sound even when the pc is idle.

Any advice please and much appreciated
jackie
 

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Hi all, I have a very fast kind of clicking noise comi ng from inside my PC. Im going to take the case off tonight when im home and listen but i was just wondering if anybody on here knew what it could be. Its almost as if its the hard drive strugling or somethinglike that.Any suggestions apprechiatedThanks

Answer:Clicking noise from PC

Check HD with manufacturer's diagnostics; click here

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First of all, hi! To sum up my problem, it seems to be the exact same thing that was discussed in this thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...65026-computer-makes-clicking-sound-when.html

I read up on the directions and such, but I figured the infection can't be exactly the same on my computer and didn't want to begin messing with system files without knowing the exact problem. I hope this is enough info! Here's my Hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:45:37 PM, on 11/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Clicking Noise

bump? sorry it's been more than a week now
 

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This sounds like a weird question, but which device is responsible for that clicking noise just before the computer shuts down? (just before the light of the computer goes out you hear a click), I guess the HDD or the motherboard?

I ask this because I hear this click like every 10-15 minutes, even when I'm playing a game, the click is just once and not in sequence.

Thanks,
Chris

Answer:Clicking noise every 10-15 min

hi

take the side cover off and see if you can pin point where the clicking sound is coming from.

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Ivebeen gettina clicking nosie from my computer, i think it is coming from the harddrive. well that was a couple days ago and now my computer will not boot up, it will go the the windows screen with the lil green bar like its loading, then it will restart. i put in a new hard drive i had lying around, nothing has never been put on it, and it worked for a couple days then i got the clicking again and it will not boot up into windows. there is nothin new on the computer except for a new video card, which is an nVida 6800 ultra OC. I have a 500W power supply, 2x256 memory at 2100, and i believe ithe harddrive is a western digital 80 gig, and the mosther board is an MSI i forget the exact model. this has only started happening when i put the video card in, could it be pulling too much juice/not enough, or is the motehr board bad, or harddrive which i would find weird since ive beenthru 2 now with the same problem. thx in advance.
 

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Hi, I have a new T61 that I've been using for 6 days now and I'm wondering what the cause is of a clicking noise that I hear, originating from the modular bay of the unit (I am aware that there is another clicking noise that originates from the battery lock-switch, but this one is much louder). When I tilt the thinkpad side to side, I hear this noise. - I tried removing the modular bay and popping its lock switch out, yet the sound is still there. I can feel something rattling back and forth along the bottom of the empty bay.  Does anybody have a similar problem? The rattling doesn't affect the functioning of the laptop, but I don't want it to turn into something serious later on. Thanks 





_______Thinkpad T61 7658 (CTO): Vista Basic + (Puppy Linux)/1 GB RAM/ 80GB HDD / 6-cell / 14.1" WXGA

Answer:clicking noise in my T61

Hi, I have the same issue with my newly ordered T61 too. I searched a bit found the same problem has been reported. It looks like it's a common thing with some T61. One of the posts says it's due to the DVD drive. So there should be no serious problem with the computer built quality and usability.  

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I'm getting the same random "Windows Explorer" clicking noise described below on my new Windows 7 HP laptop.

Sounds like a quiet, Windows Explorer clicking noise in the background with no discernible pattern.

I tried all the Control Panel tweaks suggested in prior thread but (like the prior poster) nothing has worked.

I also have listened to libraries of problem hard drive noises online but the noise sounds nothing like a mechanical problem. It sounds exactly like a very quiet Windows Explorer click.

Any advice is appreciated, but all things considered I'd prefer good advice.

Thanks!







  
Quote: Originally Posted by admirer


i recently got this sony vaio with windows 7 home premium. i have noticed a annoying problem from yesterday. i keep getting the clicking sound that comes when you open a windows explorer folder even if i am not opening any folder. yesterday it was there, today morning it was nt there, now again i am getting it from last half an hour. it keeps coming like every 20 sec. why so? what to do? please help..

i know i can shut the sound off by going to control panel, but that way the problem which causing this wont go away..

Answer:Annoying Clicking Noise

Welcome
Well I consider this very good advice. You cant go by the sounds on the internet to diagnose.
First back up all your stuff
then
Test the hard drive to be sure
Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Hey everyone.
I've built a pc for my brother, here are the specs:

i7-6700K
Asus Z170 pro - gaming
Nvidia 1070
bequiet dark rock pro 3
Nzxt s340
16gb ddr4 ram (don't remember the brand)
I've built pretty much the same pc for myself so I've helped him assemble everything.
Once we were done, however, when we tried booting it, the PSU clicked once and then nothing.

Fans don't spin, no post, nothing. The mainboard LEDs light up but that's it.

The 24p and the 12v cpu are connected tightly.
I tried unplugging everything except for the cpu, cpu cooler, front panel and the 24p.

Since the mainboard doesn't have a pwr switch, unplugging the front panel won't do.

The case has built in stand-offs and there are no stand-offs mounted without respecive screwholes on the mobo that could short it.

It doesn't touch the back of the case anywhere either so the chances of it shorting are very slim.

I tried removing the ram, replugging single/dual channel in all possible arrangements to no avail (it'd probably try to post if it were just faulty memory anyway, but hey why no try)

Since it's saturday I'm pretty shafted in terms of calling asus.

I didn't try hairclipping the psu because it doesn't make sense. A psu that can run 0 load, isn't necessarily good.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Clicking noise in PSU, PC won't boot

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Hi,
it's the first time I post, I looked through the topics and couldn't find an answer. I have an Asus F3JM notebook with realtek HD soundcard. When the output jack is connected to external loudspekers (or headphones) I hear clicking static-like sounds, while the onboard speakers work fine. Has anyone had the same problem? May it be some software problem or is it just an impedance problem and there's no way to solve it? Thanks
 

Answer:Clicking noise from soundcard

Hello, i´m newbie here too, but i´ll give you my opinion anyways. If it was a software problem i guess that you should hear the same problem when using internal speakers, there should be no difference at all. Did you check your cables, plugs for any kind of damage? or the output jack, i get sometimes strange noises when having bad cables or loosie connections. If everything is correct it could be hardware related, damaged output jack or something.
Hope this helps,

Ralphmex.
 

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Its a system sounds glitch below is how to fix
The Windows Explorer click sounds are enough to drive you crazy after a while.

To open up the sounds configuration panel quickly, just type in mmsys.cpl into the start menu search box, and hit enter. You could also go to the Sounds and Audio devices in Control Panel, or even type Sound into the search box.

Click the Sounds tab and then browse down in the list to “Start Navigation”

You’ll see that the dropdown box has “Windows Navigation Start.wav” selected. Change this to (None) at the top of the list.

Hit OK and your annoyance is over with.
 

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hello. i make a lot of research so don.t tell me about click of death. let.s star my frustrating story. one week ago i start my g580, i was scared that i heard a noise that i was thinking is from hdd. sound like a continous click. after the lenovo logo screen there appears a boot menu and app menu if i remember exactly. i opened the setup menu from app menu and i was surprised to see that the hdd isn.t detected or installed. i tried to switch from ahci in compatible. the same problem. after some tryings i open the laptop and it was started normally. i was very happy and i was watching the godfather 3.) after that i stoped the laptop and some time ago i opened again and it gain the same problem, hdd not detected, clicking again at the start. after a time it appears the blue screen when it has to acces windows. i reinstall windows and after that the laptop works a day with no problem. then the problem appears again. same clicking same hdd not detected. i tried to open nd stop. at the five/six try it works again. now it appears that he will not start again in his life. the clicking noise and that menu appears constantly by this morning.  in conclusion, sometimes it works, sometimes is the click and the windows is not starting. what should i do? my warranty expired two months ago. i used the laptop just on the table. on level surface, not broke it in any way. i remove the hdd to watch if i find something on it. it appears pretty black, like an arsure. very little. i don... Read more

Answer:g580 hdd clicking noise

nobody with an answer people? lenovo doesn.t cares about customers?

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Bought a brand new U410 two weeks ago. Nice computer, but I notice a clicking noise which I assume is originating from the hard drive every so often. It's very low, but noticeable. Tried a few apps to quiet the drive but none worked. Downloaded a couple of programs to test the hard drive and all is well. Do others have this clicking noise and if so can I assume it is just the hard drive with power management feature parking the heads? TIA!

Answer:Clicking Noise from New U410

Hi
 
Welcome to the community.
 
As your concern clicking noise occurs, I would suggest you to please visit the mentioned below web link and update the Bios.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073650
 
After this, please restart the system and check if the issue resolved.
 
Regards,
Sameer





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Ok i just found out to day that when i have my earphone connect to the computer and listening to it with nothing playing or only a few application runing behide the taskbar like (winpatrol,wininupdater,My network connections, aol and dsl modem), strange__i keep hearing click every 16sec.My operating system is Winxp Home edition

Answer:Strange Clicking Noise

You're probably hearing the processor cycling at 2GHz (or whatever) only it sounds much much slower because of all the dope you smoke. 

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Hi guys!  I did a search on computer help and found this website.  I hope you can help me.  I tried to install a math program on my computer and my computer locked up.  I tried to reboot it back up and it would go to the startup in safe mode section.  /When I would try to start up in safe mode I would hear a clicking noise coming from the inside of my computer.  I then tried a restoration disk useing the portion that states delete windows and reinstall.  Still nothing.  It goes into restoration so far and I get the clicking noise again.  Can anybody help me?

Answer:Clicking Noise at Start up

Where does this clicking noise originate from?

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Last night my lap top fell off of my bed. It still turns on and works fine, but every once and awhile i'll hear a loud clicking/beeping coming from inside. When this happens my browser will freeze up for 2 minutes and sometimes I even have to shut it down because it won't come out of it.

Does anyone know what the problem might be? It sounds like something is loose, but I'm not too sure..
 

Answer:Clicking/beeping noise

Any cable or component could be loose. Remove the keyboard, if you can, then unplug and reseat everything. Remove and reseat the hard drive. Remove and reseat the optical drive. Continue until you have removed and reconnected every possible thing... including the cable from the base unit to the screen.
 

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there are only random clicking noises when my internet is on, when i disable my network, it stops

i ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and it only found - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AGprotect

am i infect, can someone help found out whats causing the clicking noises, its bothering the crap out of me

Answer:random clicking noise

Hello and welcome .I am hoping that the clicking is not a Failing hard drive.Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If ... Read more

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I hope someone can help, my pc used to make a clicking noise when a web page changed or when the download was complete.For some reason it has stopped doing it now, this did happen a while ago and i just had to tick a box but cannot remenber which box or where, can anybody help??Thanksj2strong

Answer:That clicking noise when the web page changes....

To change a sound scheme or to apply a sound to individual program events, click the Sounds tab in the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box. (Click Start, click Control Panel, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, and then click Sounds and Audio Devices.)

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I have been using my new Lenovo ThinkPad W541 for a week, but I have been noticing a clicking noise that is coming from the fan every now and then since the very beginning. It seems to occur as soon as the fan starts cycling faster. It might probably be worth mentioning that the laptop does not get crazy hot or anything like that. The noise itself is not too loud to become an actual nuisance either. However, to describe at best, it seems as if a small piece of paper or plastic gets between the blades. If we have other W541 users around, could you please reply and indicate if this indeed normal?

Answer:Fan clicking noise on a new W541

You have a defective laptop. This is not normal behavior. I would look to get it fixed under warranty.





W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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When I browse the internet, there often is a clicking sound that typically accompanies mouse clicks, but, it occurs even when I am not clicking the mouse. OS is XP Pro w/SP2
BTW, I never use messenger or chat programs but cannot disable msmsgs even in deselcting in msconfig startup because it reappears.

Please find bleow current HiJack This logfile

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:49:19 AM, on 3/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.astro.com/cgi/hk.cgi?&cid=v1afilel2qirr-u1053452328
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Ipswitch.Wsf... Read more

Answer:IE v6.0.2 SP2 mouse clicking noise when not in use

Control Panel-->sounds, speach and audio or sounds-->sounds tab-->scroll to windows explorer options, set start navigation to (none) to stop the ticking!
 

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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.
 
regards.

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Hello,
I hope someone can guide me to an answer as I am about to explode from frustration. My cat loves to stand on my laptop keyboard and this time he went too far. Whatever he pushed, every key I press makes a clicking sound. I have gone through the "Change system sounds" menu and tested every one of the sounds; it is none of them.

Also, I can only press a key one time; if I push the same key consecutively more than once, I have to wait several seconds before the second pushing in order for it to work.

My cat must seriously have it out for me, because I have a lot of writing to do and this is beyond annoying.
HELP,
kittenfetus

Answer:Help with clicking noise every key I push

Well, I figured it out with some more Googling, so I might as well share the solution before marking this as solved.
Adjust long delay in keystrokes appearing due to Windows FilterKeys

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hi,

My dad got my sister a used crappy Compaq. A 667Mhz Celeron *laughs*. It came with two hard drives. I formatted and installed Windows 98[ I don't have the XP cd]. It came with two hard drives. One was a Compaq 15 GB, the one it came with, when the previous owner bought it, and a WD 40 GB. I wasn't able to install WIndows on the 40 GB, cause it had about 3/4 of the drivbe full off damaged/bad clusters [damn you WD]. Two days later, after updated and every other driver installed, a PC clean up, etc, a clicking noise came on. I narrowed it to the WD. That hard drive was sitting in the floppy drive bay, it heated up crazy! I took it out, and saw a sticker saying: WARNING! DO NOT COVER THE HOLES ON THE HD! That bay was covering all six holes. I moved it where the Compaq HD was, it was sitting rear end up. That was the only way you could have installed it. I moved it there, and put the Compaq below the floppy, since the Compaq had no holes. I booted it up, and the clicking stopped. But, it froze where the splash screen comes on. THen I set my Compaq to Master, and it booted up fine. However, there were lags, lots of them. I removed the WD, and there were no lags. When I put it back in, it started clicking again ! I got so pissed off, that I punched the WD, and somehow, the clicking stopped. Everytime it did that, I punched it and it stopped. However this time it didn't, it's still clikcing as I type. I took the top sticker off, and it unveiled the hard drive! WTF!!!! A... Read more

Answer:IM SO PISSED OF AT WD!! Clicking noise!!

Its not WD's fault............................................. ........
Place your blame on someone else.


Also in about a month your HD is going to tottally sh!t the bed. Even though you open the sticker really quick you still got some dust in it. And it is going to get clogged on the reading heads.

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Every two or three or four seconds I get a clicking sound from my speakers, sort of like would come from a relay. Random spacing, but all of the time. This has not always been the case. I probably turned something 'on' by mistake. Any clues where I might look and turn it 'off'? Vista SP2

Answer:Clicking noise from speakers

One way to narrow it down is to see if it does that in safe mode. reboot in safe mode (F8) and check

Ken

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