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Old 11-08-2011, 11:21 PM
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Default My laptop is making funny noises(not funny)

It's been doing this for a while. It sounds like a printer that is printing a document. Is it dying? How long does it have?

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:27 PM
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It maybe the hard drive going bad or do you have a disk in your dvd tray?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:32 PM
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hard drive, cd/dvd drive, fan

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:33 PM
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I agree... when my HD was about to fail it got pretty noisy and then poof no more anything...

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:34 PM
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If it is your hard drive hurry up and backup all of your important stuff and order a new one. Make sure you know if it is IDE or SATA.

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:34 PM
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Back up all yer data before she blows!

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by doug2060 View post
Make sure you know if it is IDE or SATA.
I don't even know what that means. I am a total illiterate when it comes to computers. Can I back it up with a disk?

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Cfmct-PI View post
I agree... when my HD was about to fail it got pretty noisy and then poof no more anything...

How long did it take?

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:19 AM
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If it is as loud as you say it is, then chances are it is not your hard drive. More than likely it is a bad fan. If your system is under warranty, back up the data and send it in, if it's not, bring it in to geek squad our something similar and they will either fix it for you or tell you they can't. If the fan is bad, something is not getting cooled (video card, cpu, etc.) And will die sooner or later.either way, get your files backed up.

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:30 AM
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by stewart73 View post
Back up all yer data before she blows!
What he said! Save any files you have to another HDD or USB stick or something - how old is your computer? HDDs don't tend to last beyond 5 years, some last way longer. But that's pushing it. I've got an SSD in my desktop, super fast and no worry about it crashing and wearing out.

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:03 AM
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Yep harddrive. Same thing happened to my netbook. The harddrive blew. Was still under warranty and Hp sent me a new one. But i lost all my stuff....

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by scoundrel View post
How long did it take?
About a month give or take... it could be a fan bearing as well..

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:20 PM
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What is the name brand and model of your laptop? You may need to create system recovery disk if they did not come with your computer which most don't now. Look on the botom of your laptop you may see where the hard drive goes and if you have those recovery disk you may be able just to switch out your drive then install the new drive and install the operating system from the recovery disk. Plus, how old is the computer you have and the operating system?
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Does it sound like an Emergency Broadcast Signal? Just worried for you pal, THEY may be closing in on you... We'd miss you, but I'm sure we'd find the FEMA camp you'd be in sooner or later.
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Originally Posted by Me&MyBoy View post
Does it sound like an Emergency Broadcast Signal? Just worried for you pal, THEY may be closing in on you... We'd miss you, but I'm sure we'd find the FEMA camp you'd be in sooner or later.
Got it out of your system yet?

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:28 PM
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Are you running a disc when it makes this noise? I have been working on computers since the late 70s, still have a business doing it. For a fellow detector though, you have complete access to any knowledge I have. PM me if you wish, and I will give you my Contact...Acers and Toshibas are Notorious for noises, that doesn't mean its croaking.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:31 PM
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lols, I will have to post a pic, here after awhile, my "area" at the house looks like a command center, the only XPs I have are customers, I run and love win7 icore systems!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:37 PM
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I am not running a disk. The computer is a Dell inspiron 1525, running windows vista. It is about 7 years old. Thanks for the help.

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