I have a constant clicking noise coming from inside my laptop. It has only recently started doing it and i have had the laptop for about 6 months.
Does anybody have any ideas what it is or why it is clicking?
I was told by pc world that it is normal hard drive noise but i dont agree and it is most annoying
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Def sounds like the fan , from where you say the sound is coming from . normally the fan should be able to be cleaned the panned holding the fan in the left hand corner . clean the fan with compressed air , or a paint brush . if this fails then you need a new fan .
Clicking is usually caused by your HDD (harddrive), system
fan, or your CD/DVD drive as they are normally the only mechanical devices
inside a computer. On a laptop it is common for the HDD to produce a clicking
noise as it may have developed a fault whilst being moved. If you listen and it
sounds like the HDD is clicking then you need to backup all of your data immediately
and replace the HDD with a new one as the HDD could die at any time.
If it sounds like the fan is clicking then clean it and
check there is no debris or cables hitting it.
If your CD/DVD drive is making the noise then replacing it
should resolve the problem.
Hope this helps,
Usually, the clicking means your hard drive is about to fail. Unfortunately, there is no much you can do about it. Since your PC is 4 months old, you should still be under warranty. Just ask them to replace it.
If they won't, you can get pick a brand new one online at decent prices.