Still got my clicking coming from inside my laptop
Im not having the "its normal hard drive noise" I have got 3 laptops all the same make and none of them click like this,... its driving me mad!
Ive only had my laptop for 4 months and in the last 4 weeks its started clicking. Ive been told its normal hard drive noise..... I dont agree and i cant put up with it any longer..... im seriously going insane!
I have a compaq presario A935EM
I need help please otherwise this nice new laptop will be going to laptop heaven in the sky!!!! HELLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
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Re: still got my clicking coming from inside my laptop
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.
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The charging problem could be a faulty charging circuit in the laptop or the laptop battery is worn out. Rechargeable have a finite number of charge cycles. The beeping noise is a power on self Test error message and the number of beeps indicates the error code. You need to take your laptop to a computer repair shop the assess the laptop's fault and when you get the quote then decide to get it repaired or put your money towards a new laptop. If you decide to get a new laptop you can salvage the hard disk from your old laptop and insert the hard drive into an USB hard drive case and use it as an external USB hard drive for data backups and file transfers.
There are only three moving parts in your computer. 1) hard drive 2) CPU fan 3) CD ROM
So--is the noise coming from the side with the vent holes in it and where the heat comes out? If so, it's the CPU fan. If there is no CD in the drive, you can eliminate that. I believe the hard drive in this computer is on the right side, so that narrows the cause. Suspect the fan.
To fix this problem you would need to try this.
*Run the psa test
1. press the 'fn' key and power key together, it will automatically launch a diagnostic test, follow the onscreen instructions confirm if it comes with any error code (it should come up with 0141 error code if it is a hard drive problem).
2. check the hard drive status in bios (check if it is being detected).To do this you would need to switch on the laptop and start tapping F2 key (multiple times, especially at dell logo). this will lead you to bios. using the down errow key on the keyboard, go to device info and check the first option on the right hand side (primary hard drive). confirm if it is detecting the hard drive or it says none or unknown.
3. Remove the optical drive by following the link (support.euro.dell.com) and check if it works after removing the optical drive. This is because optical drive can cause the hard drive not to work properly as they are interconnected with each other.
Once you have performed the above steps, confirm so that I can suggest you the rest of the steps accordingly.
Laptop hard drives can be a bit louder than the new desktops and
because you're closer may be more noticable. The sound from that
youtube is about normal - this video is the sound of the heads crashing
- mechanical drive failure.
Just to be safe - BACKUP your important data and if you don't have the install disks, make a set.
Sounds like bad disk, although 3 beeps sometimes relates to a memory problem on some motherboard bios's.
Click Start>run then type'chkdsk' and then Enter, this will run a damage segment diagnosis and repair, if capable.