Question about IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

A21m Irritating Noise

An A21m thinkpad with OS Win2k I'm playing around with is making an unbearable buzzing sound. It seems to be coming from the A drive area; upper left. Not really sure what I should do. I've removed quite a few files from this thing that were left on it by its previous owner, but I haven't (knowingly) changed any settings. If I open the shell... lord knows what the outcome of my meddling will leave me with. Any suggetions?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 279 Answers

Is the sound constant?

Does it start as soon as you turn it on, or only when it's booted all the way up?

It sounds to me like a drive going out. Probably not the A: drive (by that I assume you mean a floppy drive), as those only turn when a disk is inserted. I'd guess it's the hard drive. However, that is only a guess - I can't give you more without more information. Regardless, if you don't feel comfortable opening the case, you'll have to take it to someone who does. Any experienced tech should be able to listen to it, and if it is the hard drive they will know that just from the sound.

-Dyllan

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i connect my ibm thinkpad a21m to the internet


You need the next three letters or numbers after 2628 - ___ Go here http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?selector=expand click on laptop and tablets click on thinkpad A series then A21m Then 2628 then the next three then your operating system then voila there you have all your drives and any update for your thinkpad Bookmark so you will always be able to fix what ever may be wrong.. Please rate!!!

Nov 23, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

When pushing on gas pedal buzzing sound seems to go away


with engine running?? assuming noise is under hood here is one possible cause. sometimes pcv valve will make a buzzing noise as the little ball in there flaps around when spring gets weak. locate your pcv valve and feel it if this is noise you will feel the hose vibrating and if so replace valve

May 20, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

ThinkPad A21m type 2628


This is usually caused by one of three items.

1. The cdrom drive is failing

2. The hard drive is failing (it may say hdd 0)

3. The interface to those two items is failing

Consult your seller ASAP and check that he would accept a return. If it was bought "as is" then your are out of luck. So sorry for the bad news

Aug 12, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

2 Answers

ThinkPad A21m won't boot into Windows


Did the laptop you got come at least with a windows XP cd? If so boot the laptop off of that and try to install Windows XP and see if it goes thru. Just make sure during the installation you tell it to delete the partitions first and then let it go thru that way you know for sure the hard drive is clean at that point.

Feb 02, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

Can u help me?


Get your driver here:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/TPAD-MATRIX.html
or more specifically, here:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-47TUYM.html
on a computer that has internet access. Put it on a USB memory stick and install it on your laptop.

Jul 02, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a quiestion about some drivers


plz visit the manufacture website and download it for free

Jul 02, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

Buzzing Noise


Set has a defective color wheel. This needs to be replaced and your tv will go back to normal.

josh

Jan 07, 2008 | Samsung HL-R6167W 61" HDTV

2 Answers

Shut down


sounds like you have a loose connection

Dec 03, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

Always shutdown my IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 PC Notebook


It must be a processor overheating problem, check the vents are not restricted and if the fan is always on or never comes on because of a faulty temp setting then theres a overheating problem and the processor will shut down before any damage.

Oct 02, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...