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Laptop CD drive making loud noise every time slightly moved

Question: Laptop CD drive making loud noise every time slightly moved

I haven't dropped it, its only 3 months old and cost 1200.. Started a couple of days ago. Noise goes away when CD drive is out but I can't keep it like that :/

Laptop is Msi cx62 6qd

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

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

Answer:Packard Bell Laptop Making a loud noise

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

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

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

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

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I got an iPod for X-Mas and I just downloaded iTunes on my work and home laptop computers. Something is wrong because since then both computers make a very loud noise when I load a CD. It still reads it though but the noise and the vibration are definitely not seems to be related to iTunes. I searched on-line and read that it could be related to GEARAspiWDM.sys which is installed automatically with iTunes...? I looked for it on my computer and didn't seem to find it...and anyway I'd rather have someone's advice before removing a system file. Any clue?

Thank you and Happy New Year!!!


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Hi, I have a 320 external hard drive which has started making a noise when it is running, almost like someone sitting revving a car at a constant pace. According to it's properties it is working properly and I have run the error checking option on it. It is partitioned into 3 partitions and 1 logical drive with 3 partitions, if this makes any difference. Although there is data on the first 2 partitions there has been no more added for about the last 3 months and it is only accessed maybe once a day to check if certain data has been put on it previously. It is defragmented, with no fragments on it at all. Could it be the fan on it making the noise and, if so, can it be run permanently without the fan or could something else be wrong with the drive. It is about 11/2 years old. Thanks for reading and in advance for any help offered.

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My new laptop is installing updates but the fan is loud and my laptop is hot to the touch. Is this normal due to installations?

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Hi, when I bought my PC two years ago, it was silent, it barely made any noise. However, I later made a huge mistake. I opened the case to clean the inside of the computer with an air compressor, but while I was cleaning the fans I wasn't holding them so the air compressor made them spin faster than normal. Following that, every time I boot my PC now, it makes a loud noise and also the PC makes a lot of noise in general. A lot more than when I bought it, to a point where sleeping next to it when it is turned on is a hard thing to do. Now, I'm wondering if that mistake is the cause of the noise. When I look at the fans, they don't seem to be damaged at all. I have 3 fans: The case fan, the graphics card fan and the power supply fan. My PC is cleaned regularly so I know it's not dust or anything that's causing the problem.

Here's some interesting info: It only makes noise when it's booting after the computer has been turned off for more than 30 minutes. If it's less than that, it doesn't make the loud noise. I have no idea why. Also, about 3% of the time, the desktop doesn't get to fully load because the computer freezes. It's a problem that started at the same time the noise started. If it is indeed one or multiple fans that are broken, how can I know which one(s) is?

I made a video of when I'm booting the computer so you can hear and see what is happening.

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Answer:My PC is making a loud noise

You didn't tell us the brand and model of the computer.
Using an air compressor is very bad, because you risk the damage of static electricity that is generated in amazing amounts. Next time, us canned air designed for use in cleaning computers.
Replace the CPU fan, us buy a new CPU cleaning kit, and any fans that blow air to the outside, and replace the power supply with one of decent quality. Clean the dust of fan blades and computer walls with a soft rag soaked in denatured alcohol. Get some nylon or plastic ties to hold the cables together and away from any fans. Tie down SATA and EIDE cables so they cannot block air or rattle. Make sure all air flow passages are free and allow full movement of cooling air. All these will likely return your computer to normal. You could also buy "silent" cooling fans for very little money which would reduce your noise even more..
Use canned air to get

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This problem occurred to me recently, as everytime i boot up my computer, the CPU fan makes a very loud noise and i can see the motherboard having a LED blinking orange. It's gone after a restart of the computer. The problem is starting to concern me, help is needed

Answer:CPU fan making loud noise

Quote: Originally Posted by aspry

This problem occurred to me recently, as everytime i boot up my computer, the CPU fan makes a very loud noise and i can see the motherboard having a LED blinking orange. It's gone after a restart of the computer. The problem is starting to concern me, help is needed

What happened to me one is that the CPU fan's mounting came loose and was not stable. Check to see if everything looks secure on it.

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I turned on the pc and its making a loud noise... i turned it off and checked the inside if anything was caught in the fan... but nothing... can u tell me what it is?

Answer:PC making loud Noise

Can you give an indication of the type of noise/ area it is coming from?

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Answer:PC making loud noise, could it be the PS or something else??

Its probably a fan. I would take it out and take a look at it and put it back. You first have to find out wich fan it is.

I have had similar problems. I used to hit the fan a few times wih a screwdriver and it fixed the problem. I am not recommending it though. It was my PSU fan. Maybe u should clean it. Be careful.

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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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I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
When I put a CD in the drive, it makes a loud noise and the laptop vibrates. However, this only happens when I put a CD-RW disc in the drive. When I put another CD in, such as an audio CD, it doesn't make this noise.
Does this suggest the CD/DVD drive needs replacing?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop - CD/DVD Drive loud noise

You can try other types of media in the drive to see if the noise remains. At the link below is an option to run the diagnostics on the drive to see if it is faulty. You must have a disk in the drive to perform the diagnostics.  Also, at the the link below under the drivers section are  cd/dvd firmware downloads. To determine which drive you have in the computer you can click on the configuration tab on the site or input your system service tag. This will show you the hardware information for your computer. You can then choose to download and install the firmware. I cannot verify that updating the firmware will resolve the noise issue.  If you determine that the drive is faulty and you want to replace it. You can call the the dell spare parts dept. The number to call is 1-877-717-3355 
Inspiron 1545 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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Does anyone have any ideas what it might be?


Answer:My pc is making a loud huming noise.

Take the side panel off, start it up and listen for what is making the humm. Could be a fan going bad or the computer dust needs cleaning out, etc...

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Hopefully I don't need new speakers :\


Answer:Speakers Making VERY Loud Noise

mine have the same problem but i got some cheap $50 2 speakers and a mini sub. they pump out some nice music but when im not playing anything i get a buzz. the only advise i can offor you is to check your wiring that it isnt shorting out or anything make sure u dont have any wireless or high electrical demand appliances nearby

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Answer:why is my e machine making a loud noise?

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I tried resetting my pc today but it failed and said "There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC. No Changes Were Made." and the pc restarted when it was in the windows loading screen the fans or that is what it sounds like starts making much louder noise..

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I have a home built computer, (not built by myself) and the power supply makes loud noise almost like the fan is hitting against something. I have checked the fan, and it is clear of all contact, and this is not constant. There are times where it will be too loud to even sleep with from across the house, and times where it runs quiet as a mouse.

When it was making the loud noise, I was moving the computer to get a good look at it, and when it hit into the corner of my desk, the impact stopped the noise. I know it is coming from the power supply fan, but there is nothing for it to be hitting so I don't know whats causing it.

Answer:Power Supply Making Loud Noise

Are you aware that there is also a fan on the CPU, inside near the power supply?

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Answer:Power Supply making loud noise.

Sounds like a wire or the fan grille scraping against the fan blades.

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Today I was playing my games, as usual until my laptop starting making very, very loud buzzing noises. I instantly turned off the laptop. Left if for a bit and turned back on. Again, extremely loud noises. I'm scared to turn it back on now. Im thinking it's the fan as that is where the noise is coming from but I can't be sure.

Any advice on what to do? Any one else had this problem?


Answer:My Satellite C855 is making very loud noise

On this virtual way we cannot say for sure what the problem is but I can imagine that cooling fan is responsible for this.
From the first moment when you switch your notebook ON cooling fan is active so I would like to know if you can hear this noise from the first second after start-up.

Is there some other kind of vibration?

Of course it is also interesting to know if your notebook has valid warranty or not. If yes I strongly recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.
They can order and exchange cooling vent.

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I never had this problem before until recently I noticed that my fan was making this loud buzzing noise. It was bearable at first. I thought that the fan might be dusty inside because I haven't cleaned it ever since I bought it. Last week, I tried to open the laptop so I can check why it is making that loud noise. I saw that the fan was dirty. I tried cleaning it. When I turned on my laptop, it was still making that loud buzzing noise. So I just ignored it. After a week, It suddenly got louder. It didn't sound normal anymore. I tried restarting the laptop but it still makes that noise. Its annoying. I took a video so you can hear what my fan is making.  It just keeps doing like this even if my laptop is just on stanby, like I'm not doing anything with it. This is what it sounds like when I did the Dust Removal tool on Energy Management.   Since I kept using the Dust Removal tool.. Now its making this weird noise, like the fan is getting stuck on something. I don't know what to do anymore. Its been 2 years since I bought this laptop so I don't have anymore warranty and I never had problems with my laptop except for today. I have never dropped it so I don't know why this is happening to my laptop. Please help me.   

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Answer:Lenovo Y510P fan making really loud noise.

Hi there, Xbelleh -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
This video would leave me to believe that a piece of paper or other debris shifted inside and is now coming in contact with the fan blades.
When you use the dedusting cycle the debris is temporarily being blown out of the way of the blades.  What I would do is use a can of compressed air and blow out the fan assembly from both directions and see what is blown out.  Compress air is available at any office supply store, electronics store or big box discount store.  When using the compressed air use short bursts as an extended burst may damage the fan's bearings from over revving. 
Also, when using the laptop take note of its position.  If the fan is quiet on a flat surface, but is noisy when sitting at an angle like on your lap.  That might be a good indication that the fan bearings are failing. 
Worst case scenario is you need a fan replacement.  The fan is something that the owner can replace if you are comfortable working inside it.
As a do-it-yourself project it can be fixed in an afternoon. At this point I would try the compress air and we'll go from there.  
Update us how it goes.        
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The noise started coming about a week ago. It wasn't that loud, but I would sometimes hear a vibrating sound coming from the fan of my Lenovo G555. Sometimes it would stop. But if I ever moved it, the vibrating noise would come back. But today, the noise got really loud and it wouldn't stop this time unless I shut it down or something. Why is this? Is there any solutions to get this fixed, too?

Answer:Lenovo G555 fan making loud noise

As you are experiencing loud noise from the system.
To diagnose, I would suggest you to please update update the Bios of  your system from the below mentioned web link.
After that please check if the issue resolved.

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even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy?

Answer:Since about a couple days ago, my computer is making loud fan noise

Quote: Originally Posted by Girom

even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy? Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooling Pad with 140mm Blue LED Fan (R9-NBC-4WAK-GP): Computers & Accessories

Hi Girom, It sounds like the one of the laptops fans have gone , Buying a likely replacement is not so difficult if you go the Ebay route search out your model in "laptop spares and accessories" ,Installing is not too hard to do either .
I don't think a laptop cooler will help you much as it's not direct on the CPU or GPU

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So my laptops fan started making this really loud rattling noise. It makes me very self-conscience about me when I'm in public, so I just don't bother bringing it along. But I really need my laptop with me. The sound usually comes out at random. I've searched the HP Part Picker Store and under the fan section it just lists the fan pad, which isn't what I need. I do believe that I need to completely replace the fan at this point (I've tried fixing the problem from cleaning the fan out from dust to checking it for any damage, but can't find what the problem is). Would anyone know where I can find a replacement fan for my laptop and would I need to buy it with the whole heat sink and thermal compound? I'm pretty experience in computer repair so I have some confidence that I can do it, plus my warranty expired in 2014 so I won't be voiding that anyways. If it helps any, the product # is A3E83AV.

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Answer:Fan making loud rattling noise, need replacement part but ca...

The noise is usually caused by a failing fan motor bearing. You were at the wrong item name. What you need is the discrete thermal module, which contains the fan an heat sinks for the CPU and video. The part number for your notebook's product number is 682061-001. It is on the following HP PartSurfer web document. 

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Answer:laptop dvd rom drive making noise and not opening

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Hello all,

I've been having this problem for a long time now (2 years) and no matter what I do I can't get rid of it.

My PC will freeze and make very loud buzzing noises a few times a day,even when left idle in the middle of the night it will sometimes wake me up with the buzzing sounds coming out of my headphones.

I'm clueless at this point as for what to do,I replaced my Motherboard,my network adatper, I disabled my sound card,played around with the BIOS settings and nothing works.

There is one way which seems to consistently recreate the freeze & buzzing sound and thats only when I run low graphic games and let me explain:

I can play heavy 3D games with demanding graphics and the PC wont freeze (Actually don't think it ever froze while I was playing a 3D game) however It will freeze after less than 10 minutes if I play a low demanding game like Stardew Valley,League of legends or even when the PC is just Idle or while listening to music on youtube.

I ran Memtest86 and Prime95 and didn't find any errors and the event viewer errors seem to just say its Error 41 which is an unexpected shutdown.

I would really be greatful if someone can help me solve this annoying problem for once and for all,I've been living with it for so long,it makes me paranoid when I'm gonna hear it while listening to music (the sound gets you jumped every time..)

My system specs:

Computer type PC/Desktop

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64

CPU Intel i5 2600K

Motherboard Gigabyte H-77 DS3H

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Im trying to play a video in Windows media player but with any video all i hear is a really loud static noise, ive tried playing the exact same files in Windows movie maker and the sound works just fine so i know the files are ok.
Ive also tried playing them in DivX and i'm getting the exact same ear popping static noise so the only thing that seems to be able to play them with the correct audio is Movie Maker.
The video file is .AVI but ive also tried .MKV with the exact same results, i know my Windows media player used to work fine so i have no clue whats messed up, Any help would be much appreciated!

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I believe the sound is coming from the heatsink. Its right near the vents and its extremely loud when thecomputer is at loading temperatures. So mainly during boot up and when loading many programs. This has been like this since out of the box. Its should be such a small problem, whats the easiest and fastest way to get this fix? I have dealt with many hardware issues for cameras phones and computers, so if theres like a tuturial on opening this thing, it would be great. Thank you very much.

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Hey all,

First timer here with very little computer experience. I've been browsing the forum via google, and I noticed a bunch of people had the same problems as I do right now. However, I have no idea if I have the same problem as them, and I would be grateful if someone walked me through this. I have a DELL latitude D620 running XP SP3. I use McAfee Total protection 2012.

Basically, in the past month or so, my CPU has been gradually increasing to the point where every couple of seconds it becomes 100%. The computer is still usable, but it overheats signficantly and I want to catch the problem (if there is one) before it becomes worse. The biggest contributers to this problem are services.exe and about 8 different svchost.exe running at once (sometimes ALOT more than that). These typically take up at least 50% of the CPU at any given time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:27:37 PM, on 12/16/2011
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Answer:Solved: CPU running at very high levels, fan making loud noise

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Just got a new laptop and when I move it, specifically, when I pick it up off the desk, I hear a slight grinding noise.  The HD is spinning and acting like a gyroscope at that point, but should I be hearing anything different when the the laptop is moved?  Obviously concerned about something dragging along the surface of my HD.  Have not yet done a HD test to determine bad sectors...

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Answer:XP making continuous loud whirling noise when starting system, no boot up

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I just checked and still works fine.

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

Is this a sign of it going out?

Answer:laptop floppy drive making click noise

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

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

Answer:Laptop hard drive making more noise after cpu upgr

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

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hi i have this desltop
which gives loud noise all the time form the CPU
can anyone tell what willl be the cause of it
thanks in advance

Answer:loud noise all the time

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I am using a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop. A few days ago, I noticed that my laptop has become incredibly slow (the system will hang sometimes, and continue as per normal after a while), and this coincided with my laptop beginning to make this weird, sharp beeping sound. At first I did not pay much attention to it, but later this was joined by several BSODs, and my laptop became even slower (games that usually did not lag was now hanging halfway through, and continuing as per normal after a lengthy period of 1 minute or so). I tried to find the origin of the noise, and I think it came from my Internal hard drive sector, and thus decided to open the sector up (in hindsight I probably should not have). After I replaced it, without doing much (just doing the usual IT-amateur stuff, wiping it and blowing it a few times), my situation has now worsened to the point that startup takes a much longer time, and finally now it hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen, but without the Windows 7 logo showing, and my screen later turns black. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Internal hard drive making beeping noise, laptop won't start up

Install a new drive. Use the recovery discs you created when you first bought the computer to restore it to factory new state. If you didn't create the discs then you can order a recovery disc from Dell, just go to their support site at http:/

You can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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We received 2 brand new E7240s directly from Dell, one for myself and one for my colleague. As soon as I turned it on to build it for my colleague, I noticed the machine was overheating and the fan was making a noise. Dell suggested a BIOS upgrade which didn't change anything. They then changed the heatsink, again this changed nothing and since then they changed the motherboard. My colleague has gone on holiday so I don't know if her issue has been resolved, however, my laptop from day one does not overheat (as obviously as it did for my colleague) BUT THE FAN TURNS ALL THE TIME. So much so that I think the person in the upstairs bedroom is using her hairdryer. Dell replaced the heatsink and the motherboard yesterday, I have done the same BIOS upgrade and the problem is even worse. As soon as I switch the thing on, the ventilator turns all the time making a loud noise. My previous model was the E6500 and I wasn't bothered by any noises it made.
The 7240 makes so much noise that I want to throw it out of the window  , seriously I am going to switch back to my 5 year old e6500 which is now very slow, I just can't take the constant hair dryer noise from the fan! I am waiting for Dell to get back to me but I don't see what else they can do.
I suspect there is a design problem with newer models, someone with a Latitude 13 Notebook has also mentioned it on the forums, also someone else with an e7240 states "I have noticed the fan running much... Read more


I just purchased a new Dell Latitude E7240 laptop with Windows 7, and had the same problem with overheating and the fan running noisily all the time. I've just fixed it on my laptop, it may not work for everyone but just in case I'm entering it here.
The clue for me was that the issue only happened at home, not at work.

Using the Task Manager, I found that a process 'svchost.exe' was always running at 25% CPU, i.e. taking 100% of one of the 4 processor cores. For this you need to view everyone's processes, and hence you need a local admin account if it asks for permission.
With right-click on that process => 'Go to services', you can study which services are hosted by that instance of svchost.
For each of those few services, try stopping one at a time (if it lets you) and see if the CPU usage goes down. For me a clue was one service got stuck on 'Stopping' but never stopped.
The misbehaving service for me was the 'HomeGroup Provider'. That was why the issue only happened at home and not at work. The laptop had spotted my HomeGroup on my home network, but had not been able to join it. Possibly some issue with IPv6 that I could not enable on my desktop.
In the Services tab in Task Manager, get properties on the that service, and set Startup Type to Disabled.
Restart the laptop, to ensure the service is stopped.

This did the trick for me, and now the CPU stays below 5% when idle. This is not solving the issue that the fan is noisy... Read more

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My new X1 is great for crunching through data but the power consumption seems very high at idle or when I am doing simple tasks. I have BIOS version 1.27 (released 21/Oct/2011) and Power Manager 3.62 I have used Power Manager to set Power Use to "High energy savings". However, the power used is always >20W and usually around 25-27W. This results in excessive heat (so the fan goes at 4500rpm all the time) and the battery is lasting less than 1 hour if I give a Powerpoint presentation (no movies). Also, the Power Manager shows GPU at 100% all of the time - is this normal or might it be a cause of increased power requirements? I have tried all the solutions to fan noise in this thread: I have tried setting all power settings to maximise battery life in Windows 7 and then also in Power Manager but to no avail. Please help! What are the ormal power requirements and GPU% at idle?


Go to Solution.

Answer:X1 - high power consumption (>20W), GPU 100% all the time, short battery life, loud fan-noise

Check Task Manager to see if there's anything running that is using CPU.As far as I know, there aren't any tools for determining which program is using the integrated GPU. You may try ending services one at a time.

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I have a friend who has a laptop (inspiron 710m) that's been making some loud/weird/concerning noises. It's about 3 years old and has only started doing this within the past month or so. It sounds like it's coming from the fan area, and it sounds like sort of a vibrating noise, or sounds like something is rapidly hitting something else. My first thought was that it's the fan, either off-balance or dirty, but what do you guys think? She said it stops doing it if the laptop is at an angle, which kinda supports that theory.

If it was the fan, would blowing it out with compressed air solve it? She said it hasn't been cleaned ever, so I figure it couldn't hurt. Any ideas?

Answer:Laptop loud/strange noise =(

If the fan blades are hitting something solid, blowing it out with compressed air will likely not do anything. If the noise alters at different angles, it may be the fan's bearings going out. Often you can find replacement fans on eBay, or search online for make/model.

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I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TJ68 with 4.00GB memory. It's a fairly old computer but I've had this problem since I got the computer and I've finally snapped. When I plug my laptop in to charge, it makes a very loud noise unless I have the speakers on mute. This wouldn't be a problem but my laptop power cable is slightly loosened so if I'm sitting with it on my lap and I'm listening to music, it's always make a horrible noise every time the cable dis or re-connects when I move. I can't for the life of me figure out how to disable this noise. I've gone into sound and power options, and switched everything I saw to mute and still nothing. Please help!

Answer:Loud noise when I plug my laptop in

Probably a screaming capicator...MBoard replacement would be the only way out...unless you pay a shop to disassemble it and replace the bad cap which more than likely would be more than a new board.

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i recently received a laptop as a birthday present a while back in october, it was working fine up until  the start of november. it started off by making small vibrating hums but now its more of a whirring noise, its very annoying and it stops me from going on my laptop now. does any one have any ideas?

Answer:laptop fan making loud noises

Some laptops have noisily fans. You can go into the Dell support site to see if there is a specific problem with your model.It would be unlikely lthat moving a laptop would do it harem...unless it was dropped.Find you model number and service tag and go to

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I have an Inspiron 2350 that the fan is making racket AGAIN.  I've already had to replace the fan twice since I purchased the PC in 2015, and now it's going out again for the third time!  The last time was late summer, and in October the motherboard went out as well.  I'm not a gamer or heavy CPU user, so what gives? I've had a number of HP's laptops, desktops, and other brands of computers in the last 25+ years and I have never had this many issues as I've had on this one DELL.  I've also had the thing die on me three times for no apparent reason where I've had to reinstall everything from scratch, no system starting points could be used.  Luckily I have multiple backups. 
What gives?  Is this just a poorly designed product?? Did I buy a lemon??

Answer:Inspiron 2350 Fan is making noise and appearing to be going again for the third time

The all in one desktop PC's are basically a laptop with a desktop type display (screen).  The fan assembly looks very similar to what is in laptops.  These can be susceptible to heat faster than a regular "tower" type desktop.  I've worked on a Dell AIO and I've worked on an HP AIO, both had heat problems.  Fortunately for my clients I was able to clean them out and have them locate the units so they get better ambient air circulation (cool air as I'm in Florida).  Not leaving them on for extended periods seems to have helped (just as a laptop is not designed to be regularly on for extended periods).
I know this doesn't answer your question but my experiences with two of three clients I support that have All in ones.  I have one additional, a Lenovo, in a church office but it is only powered on when needed and not for extended periods and after a year (its a year old) it has no problems.

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With the pc, there is a cdr-drive an a dvd-drive. I haven't used the pc for a few weeks, and I shut all power off. I just turned on the power on. Now and then, when using (opening or just reading disc) either the cdr-drive or the dvd-drive, a loud rattling noise starts. Both drives still can read any disc, and the LED-lights also are let. This noise stops when rebooting.

Win xp, AMD Athlon 3500+, 1 gb ram, geforce 7900gt

Answer:cdr/dvd-drive: loud rattling noise

I'd check my cables inside the system. A lot of times when the system speeds up the wires start vibrating against casing or other things and creates noise. Tighten things up. If the system works and you can live with the noise I don't think it will hurt anything. If it bothers you you'll need to be looking around for a new drive. Jazz

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Since installing ssd drive I now have a loud fan noise, when I have checked speccy it is running at 59 degrees C so it is running hotter also.

why is this and how do I fix it.

Answer:since i have installed ssd drive there is a loud fan noise

I have gone into the bios and changed the cpu q-fan settings to silent and it improved it, after doing all the windows update including 8.1. the temp and seems to have gone down a little. so I have marked as solved

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Hey, i have a pc, and i was reformating it, it booted up fine befor, i deleted the parton then choose ntfs to format it, and it said it couldent and it restarted and now nothing loads and the hard drive makes this clunk noise all the time?

Any ideas!

Answer:Hard drive loud noise?

Is this almost like a rythmic repeated click? If so this is possibly what is called the click of death. which means that the hard drive is possibly dead. Do you know the manufacturer and model of the drive? If so you can go to the manufacturer web site and down load the disk diagnostic tools and test the disk.

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WD 150GB 10,000 RPM raptor

Hey guys 90% of the time when opeing a game like CSS ,battlefield 2142 and splinter cell or any game my harddrive makes loud normal(I think) annoying reading sounds,but after a while I realized I get it alot of times when opening IE or firefox when opening up programs.It's very loud and annoying ,but I know the actual sound it's making is normal.What can I do to stop it from making noise? is my harddrive defected? I defragged it and checked for hd errors and there are no virus on my computer.Even when I am doing nothing the hard drive keeps making wierd reading noises no beeps though.

Answer:loud hard drive noise!

Have you been to WD site and DL and run a Diagnostic programme which will pinpoint any irregularities/bad sectors. You will need to get inside com to read exact HD reference numbers.

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Hello. I bought my laptop last year March 2015 and it is working fine. But in April 4 2016 I heared a loud fan noise and I just restart my laptop then the sound is gone. Yesterday, that happened again. Then a while ago, I turned my laptop on then I heared that sound again. I restart my laptop, then nothing happened the loud fan noise is still there. I know it is not normal because it is very loud. Please help me. I got very important files on my laptop. Im scared to turn it on again or something might happen. Help.Thank you.

Answer:Loud fan noise in my HP Pavilion 15 p144ne Laptop

And also, can I ask what cause the problem? Sometimes if it gets hot, i have a cooling fan.

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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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I have had my HP Pavilion m3-u001dx for about 3 months now, and there is a problem with it that has finally arisen to my attention. During basic use of the internet and even when the computer is not overheating, the fan is constantly working and creating a loud noise (it sounds very similar to this: ). Only once or twice has it every operated silently, and usually the noise comes back after 10 minutes. Once the device even boots up the noise begins. The device is fully updated and relatively new, so I do not think it is dust cluttering the fan or the heat sink.  I use wireless internet, and there haven't been any software/driver changes, so I am unaware of what could be the problem. 

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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 have an MSI GE62 2QD Apache Pro laptop. My laptop has recently been making a very loud sound, I'm pretty sure it's coming from the fan. Using the MSI Dragon gaming center, I've been observing the function of the fan. When the loud noise isn't coming, the Fan1 runs at ~4800 RPM, when the noise occurs, Fan 1 drops down to about ~2300 RPM. The sound also occurs when I use the "Cooler Boost" button or tilt the laptop.

I'm not sure what to do to make the noise go away, I'm not sure if buying a compressed air cleaner would help, or if I need to open up my laptop and see what more needs to be done.

Thank you

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My computer recently started buzzing randomly, nothing was running on the computer nor was it running at a high temperature.

This is a Lenovo Y-50-70 and the buzzing appears to be coming from the right side and has persisted through a restart.

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A week ago everything was running fine 3,4 days ago i notice that it is making much more noise than it should. It seems that it is CPU's fan's noise.Most probably dust is responsible for this.there is a lot of dust inside my CPU. This may hamper hardware badly(as i have seen in some websites). What should i do? can i solve this by my self or i need to go to computer repair shop.
one argument that this sound is not of fan is that, If it is sound of fan then it should start blowing very fast with noise after opening computer for long time since it blows when processor warms. But one can say that fan is not in well working state so that's why it is making this much sound, After all these are my arguments. I may wrong. what you think is possible reason for this problem.
thanks to all those who reply.

Answer:why my computer's fan making large noise at start up time? A week

For waht amount of time is it load? Lots of Motherboards start up with the fan at full speed until the CPU temperature can be evaluated. However, that is for a very brief period of time.

If you have lots of dust in the heat sink cooling fins, then it may take a while for the processor temp to stabilize. Best to blow the air out of the fins.

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My hard drive suddenly has become very loud over night and I'm concerned that it might suddenly give up on me and loose all my data. The computer was left on over night and everything works properly on the computer, it's just the hard drive is very loud. It makes a continuous screaming/whining sort of noise noise. As I've said this happened over night and did not happen over a long period of time.I have a Dell Dimension 8100, which has a 40Gb 7200rpm IBM Deskstar 120 (I think). What's more the exact same thing happened to the hard drive in November 2001, when the computer was only a couple of months old - Dell sent me a replacement hard drive though, which is the one that has now done exactly the same thing. I'm slightly worried because I think I only bought the computer with a 1 year warranty.Does this sort of noise sound like the end of my hard drive's life is nearing? Will I, if my warranty has expired be left no choice but to buy another hard drive?Thanks in advance

Answer:Hard drive noise - suddenly very loud...

Sounds like it may be a fan to me, mainly because the noise is continuous.

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Anyone any ideas with this one?
A brand new Maxtor 250 Gb SATA drive in a new system built by me suddenly started making a really load banging noise (like someone knocking on a door), This was accompanied by a report of a fatal windows error; then it stopped and everything was normal.
I have fitted a replacement drive and ghosted the contents across without a problem - bearing in mind that ghost will not work if there is a fault on the source drive.
The "faulty" drive has been on test in the wksps using seatools and passes everything thrown at it and no more of the noises - not a sausage! There is no question that it was the drive and no other source
Deus ex machina or a ghost in the driveshaft?

Answer:New 250 Gb SATA drive making loud noises

Who knows how many times a hard drive is given excessive impact as it is shipped from Asia to the country where it is sold. The damage can be extensive if not very well protected during packing.
Then of course there is the history of unreliability of the Maxtor line as well.

There are Maxtors made in four different countries, which makes an evaluation even more difficult, because construction and reliability vary quite a bit. Even Seagate drives vary widely depending on whether they come from China, Korea, or the Philippines.

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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 a Toshiba Satellite A300D-15B, and it has just starting occassionally making a loud screeching noise, coming from almost the bottom, almost in the middle (not the side where the fan is). When this happens, the laptop then starts to struggle a bit, and sometimes freezes, sometimes leading to a crash.

is this a hard drive issue? what course of action may i need to take in order to correct this problem?

any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot,


Answer:Loud screeching noise, then crash, Toshiba laptop

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When I put my laptop into sleep mode it sometimes makes an extremely loud high pitched screeching noise a few hours later. It does not always do it so cannot understand why or if it is harmful to the laptop.

Answer:loud noise in acer laptop when in sleep mode

Are you saying that this noise occurs hours after you put it in sleep mode?

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with my laptop - in some games and even while watching youtube videos my computer freezes up, while making loud squeeking noice. The only solution is to turn off my notebook via power button. Does anyone have this problem? Can you please show me how to resolve it? I really appreciate it. My laptop is Pavilion dv6 3155sr.

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I'm not sure what the loud buzzing sound is but every time I run something: open up a game, a program, internet, or anything heavy my computer would buzz really loud. i sometimes hit my laptop on the left of the touchpad and the nosie would stop for 20min then it would return. What might be wrong with my laptop let me know.

Answer:G470 loud buzzing noise from the inside of the laptop

Hi Nightdash,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that your G470 Laptop is generating loud buzzing noise when the programs are opened and while playing games, I suggest you to install the Update Bios, Video drivers & Audio drivers for the computer. Below is the link to download the exact drivers:

Drivers and software - Lenovo G470

Hope this helps!!!
Do post us back if the issue persists.
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar

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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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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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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

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I bought a Gateway NV53 refurbished laptop a couple years ago and got completely ripped off. Dead pixels in the middle of the screen in the shape of a bonzai tree -__-' bowl shape and random crashes/freezing all the time.

I found the sound it is doing on Youtube:

I thought it could be a battery/heating issue so I bought two of those fans (
Nothing helped, I could be watching a movie or simply browsing the internet using Google Chrome and it would crash randomly. I tried removing the battery and using the charger only and I got the same result!

Any help on what could be the cause of this?

Summary from Speccy

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD Turion II M500 58 ?C
Caspian 45nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 403MHz (6-6-6-18)
Gateway SJV50TR (Socket S1G3) 52 ?C
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
298GB Western Digital WDC WD32 00BEVT-22ZCT0 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 40 ?C
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Answer:Random crashes with NV53 Gateway laptop - Loud noise

Bump... I need help please

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I have a Dell D600 laptop that the hard drive makes noise as it tried to boot up. It then stops running (it seems) and I get the error message"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". I don't have a boot disk for this XP system, but does this mean the drive is bad?

Answer:Hard drive makes loud bumping noise at bootup

Almost certainly the HDD has failed mechanically / physically.

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Hey, everyone. Last night I passed out with my laptop on my bed while burning a DVD and the laptop must have slipped off. The drop is a little over a foot onto a carpeted floor. I woke up this morning to discover it on the floor, unplugged. I plugged it back in and upon starting it up, I heard a loud fluttering sound. I attempted ejecting the disc and it made the same sound and opened the disc tray. I tried to play other discs in the drive, but none work. The drive is still recognized by the computer, but it just doesn't recognize that any discs are being inserted. Every time the disc drive is being used (ejecting, attempting to read, etc), it makes the loud, fluttering sound. Thanks for any help you guys can give.

Answer:DVD-RW Drive (D:) not reading discs, making loud, fluttering sound

The drive was running when the laptop slid off the bed. The DVD drive was damaged but it can be replaced easily if you are lucky enough for that to be the only problem

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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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Hi, 2 months ago i bought a Yoga 3 Pro  i7 laptop and in the last 2 weeks it started making an unbearable constant noise which sounds like a chip fryer. it is clearly coming from the fan located on the upper right hand side of the unit. it simply does not stop running and its unbearable. given what i paid for this machine i am on the point of returning it.Can someone help with a fix for this issue? Lenovo i called tech support and no resolution was made thus far. 

Answer:Extremely loud Fan noise on brand new Yoga 3 Pro Laptop - Please Resolve ASAP

Hello Pierre, welcome to the forums.
It does sound like a possible mechanical problem. If you bought the Yoga 3 Pro 2 months ago, then it should still be under warranty, so your best course of action would probably be to send it to a Lenovo Service Center and get it checked out under the warranty.

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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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Not sure where to put this as I'm quite sure it isn't a hard drive issue per se...

I've a weird issue with Windows 8.1 and my mechanical hard drive. I've a 2TB Western Digital hard drive that's partitioned with one of the partitions being a Media partition (H) containing over 107 gig of images, mostly tiff files ranging from 80-700 meg. I'm a photographer who tends to edit it layers.

Anyway for some odd reason when I access a folder containing these files, my hard drive goes into a frenzy and starts making loud vibration noise as though the drive is thrashing rapidly. Additionally I get a green bar going across the address bar as though it's establishing access permission. I've checked the drive and initially it just had "Everyone" listed so I added Administrators, and myself. But it still acts as though it's seeking permissions...

Interestingly enough no other folder or partition goes into this frenzy; just the folders under H partition containing the tiff images.

My initial thought is it's a caching issues as the PC is trying to cache and display the thumbnails for these files but I'm not sure. And if it is, how do I fix?

BTW this is a replacement drive as I thought my other drive was defective since it was doing the same and had it RMA'd.

Also this is basically the same partition/orginization structure that was under my Win 7 machine and I never had this issue.



Answer:Hard Drive making loud sounds when rendering tiff images

Hey Drew,

Not sure what may be causing this, but you might see if defragging the HDD may help any.

In addition, it wouldn't hurt to test the HDD with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic to see if it passes and reports anything.
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Hey guys,im having trouble with my laptop. Every time I turn on my laptop, it makes an annoying vibrating sound. I thought it would be the fan being clogged up or something so I have opened it up and clean the inside. The result remains the same. I hear it around the fan since I'm pretty sure it's the only noisey part of the computer. I thought you guys might help me out, I might be doing something wrong.thanks

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

Answer:Laptop making too noise

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

Answer:laptop hdd making noise?

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

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

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

Answer:laptop making noise

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

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

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

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

Answer:Making Noise While laptop turn on.

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

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

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

Answer:Laptop Screen Making Noise

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

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

Answer:Laptop making clicking noise

check there is not a wire touching a fan blade

a fan unbalanced by dust

run dell diagnostics

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

Answer:my laptop's making an annoying noise

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

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

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

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

Answer:Somebody please help! laptop making grinding noise!!

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

Answer:My laptop is making a honking noise

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

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

Answer:My Laptop is making a wierd noise.

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

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

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

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

The chirping thing is a little annoying, lol. Ha

But any help with this would be highly appreciated.

Answer:laptop making chirping noise

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

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

Answer:My laptop is making this weird noise!

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

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