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Intermitent vibration noises when playing cds

Have a acer travelmate 420 notebook which makes a loud vibrating noise when playing music cds but not when viewing dvds. This happens intermittently and is not affected by whether the cd is old or new and does not repeat itself at the same point of play.

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This is normal for a Vibration to occur when playing CDS. You should not be alarmed with the vibration unless you hear a Scratching noise.


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I would check your manual on how to remove the cd\dvd unit its not normally very difficult check that all the bits are there and ok give it a blow through and a clean and try again

it i still dosen't work you may have to replace it

plenty of places to buy from and ebay is very good but also if you type into google the make of your unit it will come up with severall options where to buy

good luck and hope you get sorted

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One of the core notebook hard disk used correctly

One of the core parts of the notebook hard disk, the importance of the correct use and is not only can prolong maintenance service life, the hard to avoid missing data more because of trouble and loss.

Avoid vibration
Vibration is one of the Acer Aspire 7720 Laptop Keyboard disk, the strong rivals will cause abnormal vibration and noise or disks even physical damage. Users should avoid in turbulence of using notebook on cars, ships, In the long and hard data on desktop notebook best smooth, Typing do gravity percussion; Avoiding extrusion hard disk area, such as single hand picked up the notebook, notebook placed in weight, etc. And, of course, is one of the advantages of the notebook, some vibrations moving office inevitably. So can purchase with shockproof advertent the hard disk or equipped with a shock
absorption cushion etc.

Avoid high temperature and other environments
Avoid long time (more than 12 hours) consecutive using notebook, Avoid to be put on a quilt, leg using notebook, lest blocked ventilation. Damp, strong magnetic field, the sunshine point-blank under the environment of the influence of using notebook hard is very big. Users should avoid to be in the bathroom, speakers subwoofer using notebook beside etc, if under the environment of inevitable, also can use in short time.

Avoid frequent reading data
Not long time continuous use notebook BT download, don't use the laptop do resources server. Using the Windows XP operating system user, strongly suggest adding to or greater memory 512MB to reduce the probability and hard disk. Use Windows Vista operating system user, strongly suggest adding to or greater 1GB memory to reduce the probability and hard disk.

Regular papers
System in use Acer Aspire 5630 Laptop Keyboard for a long time, after the hard disk will produce more file fragment, influence and accelerate data access speed drive aging. Users can best every two months, a disk around half system, but also do not want too frequently, to improve the speed of the system is Acer TravelMate 2350 Laptop Keyboard effective.

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there is an issue in ur mouse pad/key pad...some keys are short or some keys are locked...
with respect to ur CD issue happens with the use and life of the laptop...
consult a service engineer....
or use a external USB drive...

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