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Ticking Sound We have a Compaq laptop (CQ50-139WM) that is only 3 months old. It started ticking from under the speakers on the left side. It is a very loud tick that gets faster until it is very steady (Imagine something hitting a fan as it gets started). If we squeeze the computer, it stops. Any idea what might be causing this?

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  • ourcatz_3 Jan 29, 2009

    Thank you. I never made it to the cooling fan but I did take the keyboard and front cover off. Then a cable became disconnected and I began to panic. But I figured out how to reconnect and just put the cover/keyboard back on. It fixed it. No more ticking. Hopefully forever. Thanks for your insight.


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I just checked the HP site and it looks like it is indeed the cooling fan. The cooling fan is on the left-hand side with the vents under the left rear side. Check the screws, one or two may be loose. Also, something may have come loose on the inside so be prepared to open the entire thing and check for something that the fan blades are hitting.

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