We usually use mac laptops, but I needed a PC laptop for work. I bought a used one loaded with software, and it seemed great, but it emits a very loud high-pitched whine that gives my husband and I headaches.
Any suggestions? I've heard it might be a CPU unit...I'm not even sure how to open the laptop to take a look inside.
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Re: Loud whine gives us headaches
There are two possible things it could be, either a fan is giving the whining noise or it's the hard drive. Locate the fan on the underside and put your ear near to see if it's coming from there. If it is, the fan needs to be replaced.
If it's not the fan then it's probably the hard drive and I would not think it is going to last much longer.
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Not exactly sure what could be the cause but something that fixes small glitches for laptops sometimes is a hard reboot. You can do this by turning PC off, unplugging it, then remove the battery. Next hold down the power button for 30 seconds. Once done release the power button, put the battery back in, plug it back in, boot it back up and see if you can play the CD's or video. Hope this helps!
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Indeed your problem seems to be a temperature problem, especially if this happens after a working period and the laptop gets hot. Let's start with the easy solution: Shut down your laptop and remove the battery. Use a soft brush (and if possible air under pressure) to clean up pedantically the air blinds all around the laptop. In case of using air under pressure leave the laptop to "rest" (and the temperatures and humidity to balance) for about 15 minutes. Check for your problem again after this.
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I'm sorry my friend but seems your LCD monitor having problem. There are three options with your LCD monitor. Option 1: repair your LCD monitor *commonly problems are the LCD inverter*. Option 2: Replace LCD monitor with a new LCD monitor. Option 3: Instead using your dim LCD monitor plug CRT or LCD monitor external serve as your monitor. Have a nice day.
Pls i will advice you not to give your self headache, does your acer aspire have webcam driver installed on it? if yes locate Acer Crystal Webcam software on your system but if dont have Acer Crystal pls DOwnload Picassa Software then with these you can use it for webcam
The hard drive is probably the problem, in some cases they get louder as time goes on. The clicking sound you describe is the hard drive sampling your data, and the whining is the motor turning the disc in hardware. It is likely the hard drive will fail eventually.
Sounds like the hard drive is going bad. Take out the hard drive and see if the laptop behaves like that if it doesn't then you know the hard drive is bad. If it still does then it could be a motherboard problem.. With it making those beeping noises when you first turn it on, they keyboard could be going bad because that would make a laptop start beeping like that as well.
It is usually a driver or software problem try getting new drivers for the quick touch buttons or whatever you system making calls them, I have volunme and wifi buttons that light up on my hp and i am triple booting mac osx. windows 7 and fedora and my buttons do not light up when i am loaded into OSX
From what I gather basically you want to copy everything off of your 40GB and put it on the new 320GB and the install correct? Why don't you do a backup (Start>All programs>System Tools>Backup to the external 500GB drive. Install the new 320GB drive and then load the operating system from your operating system disc, then restore the data from the 500GB you backed up, or am I missing something.I know it is not as convenient as cloning but sounds like you may need to do it the old fashion way..there is no good reason that the cloning software would quit reading your disc unless it's some kind of "only get one chance and throw away software".