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If your hard drive is equiped with a buzzer ... you can try to find that and remove it to stop hering the beep. Let us see how to find buzzer... The buzzer is round in shape, but not globe-like. it works like a small speaker. Usually it looks like a button cell or something like a black bolt. Caution; your hard disk may not have a buzzer...when it shakes, something on the hard disk may be getting scratched continuesly. This makes a beeping sound. If this is the case better we ignore it. If we try to lubriacte this will cause the drive to malfuction.

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