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.
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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.
Try taking it out of the casing and putting it into another external hard drive case. That is if you can, if its making a clicking noise it probably means your hard drive went bad or it means its not getting enough power to run make sure all the cords are hooked up tight. I had that problem once the hard drive wasn't getting enough power and i had to mess with it on the inside to make it have enough power. I'm not saying take the hard drive apart im saying take the casing off it and check the inside cords to see if they are tight enough. If that doesn't work leave a message and ill try to help again.
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.
Yes. It can be replaced. Try to check which fan is making that sound. Do you have a laptop or a PC? On a PC, there are 3 standard fans inside it. one for the CPU, one for the power supply and one for the computer casing fan as well. It depends on which of those fans it's coming from. On a laptop, some laptops' fans actually makes a loud noise which is common but there is a way that it could be lessened but it might slow down your pc and it might overheat it as well. The loud noise on the fans of a laptop actually indicates that it's trying to cool down the system. If it doesn't stop the loud noise, it could indicate a problem switching the fans back to normal and would just continue to spin fast. Try to contact your PC tech for further diagnostics on the laptops fan to indicate if the problem is with the fan or the mainboard as well.