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Hard drive or fan click?

Hello,

I recently got a new HP Pavilion dv9700 notebook and it seems to be running fine. However, every so often I hear a clicking noise from the left side of the keyboard. It sounds to me like the dreaded hard drive click but I can't be sure. Seems to read and write fine to the hard drive. The sound happens sporadically and can't be re-produced. I'm wondering if this could also be the CPU fan clicking on/off?

Thank you!

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  • scott_s63043 Jun 10, 2008

    Hey, thanks for replying. Forgive me but how do view/edit this setting?

  • scott_s63043 Jun 10, 2008

    Thanks for your help. I made the adjustment you recommended. I have my fingers crossed that it's just a noisy hard drive and the click that I hear is actually indicative of something positive happening. :)

    Thanks again!


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Very unlikely that you are hearing any fan turn off and on since these are temperature controlled varable speed devices, not serviced by a relay that you can hear.
Some hard drives are audible even when working normally so that is not necessarily a sign of a dying drive.

Check your system settings to see if the drive is set to park and turn off too often.
I keep mine set at 30 minutes so it isn't cycling more than needed or running all the time.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Jun 10, 2008

    If HP hasn't fooled with the Windows Control Panel (I'm not a fan) you should find a folder named Power Options.

    There are several tabs but the default tab lets you choose how long you want the monitor and hard drive to wait before going to standby.

    If you tend to leave your system on from AM to PM, it wouldn't hurt to set these so if you are ignoring the system for a while, it can save some power and a little wear and tear on some items.



    Again, if it has not been altered or 'improved,' you should be able to access the Control Panel via the 'Start' menu.

    You will see a multitude of folders that let you improve or totally trash your system operation.

    You might want to open each folder just for gaining some insight into things you might want to toy with if your schedule permits.

    Anything that can be dangerous is customarily accompanied by a warning though so most 'dangerous' things can only be changed intentionally.

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