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My laptop is making a constant tapping or blipping noise as soon as I turn it on and never stops. It doesnt go away when I mute the volume. I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-430SA. Anyone have any ideas what's wrong with it?

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As you said that its start noising when you turn on the computer and also when you mute the sound it doesn't go away, So might be its a sound of Hard Drive, you can check it by focusing on sound when it start? at the time of window start loading also try to check by going into bios that if you get the sound on that time as well. If its a sound of Hard Drive then you can try to re-install your operating system, If it will work then great! otherwise it simply means that your hard drive life is going to over :(

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Is the noise coming out of your speakers or is there a fan or some other device in the laptop that is generating this noise?

Posted on Oct 14, 2013

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    Cillian Clair Oct 14, 2013

    I don't think it's the fan as I can still hear that whirring away for a few seconds after I've shut down the laptop and the tapping noise has stopped. Could it be the hard drive?

  • FatalBert Oct 14, 2013

    The hard drive can most definitely make a ticking sound. Also, when powering up it will make a whirring sound, and while operating will ocassionally make a whirring sound as well. You should backup all of your important files now, it sounds like early signs of a HDD failure.

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    Ankit Oct 20, 2013

    that what i said :)

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    mikadot Oct 20, 2013

    Yep!

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