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    Unhappy My computer got weird sounds

    I got this problem not too long ago. when i switch on my laptop, it always produce this click click sound and i find it very irritating especially when i am in a very quiet room. I don't know how to do away with noise.

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    Could either be a floppy drive or possibly a hard drive going bad. Happened to a friend of mine. It started clicking like the harddrive was trying to access data. Sure enough about after 6 or more restarts later the harddrive died.
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    I got no floppy nor CD in my laptop. I think it is something loose inside my computer. By the way i am using IBM Thinkpad not desktop.

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    Desktop, thinkpad, doesn't matter, hard drives can go bad. I think its a bad harddrive. How long have you had the system? Is it still under warranty?
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    No, it is out of warranty. My thinkpad harddisk got no problem. I checked already.

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    Hello, i cannot post at thinkpad forum site because i got banned due to advertising myself too much so i come here. I think it is your thinkpad problem. The battery part got a bit lose after some use. Check battery part. I am logging from my school network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_
    Desktop, thinkpad, doesn't matter, hard drives can go bad. I think its a bad harddrive.
    I agree with you, I've seen that problem before.

    If your laptop has an active cooling component, e.g. a fan in it you can see if there is something its hitting while spinning but I doubt that is the cause of the problem somewhat.

    As for something loose, the only things with moving parts inside of a laptop is any fans, the hard drive, an optical drive or a floppy drive. And if you don't have any of the latter two, it doesn't leave much else that could be the cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fong YP
    My thinkpad harddisk got no problem. I checked already.
    May I ask how?

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    A hard drive can work perfectly right up to the second when it fails completely. If you get warning clicks before it fails then you are very lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall
    A hard drive can work perfectly right up to the second when it fails completely.
    Yeah, I actually had this happen to me very recently. The hard drive was working prefectly fine, powered it off and next time it wouldn't start up again. Totally dead, it kinda sucked.
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    Cool

    Oracleguy, my fan has got no problem and i checked my laptop in and out and cannot find the cause of it. Is it factory setting or is it aging?

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    Yeah, I actually had this happen to me very recently. The hard drive was working prefectly fine, powered it off and next time it wouldn't start up again. Totally dead, it kinda sucked.
    I checked with IBM. They tell me to bring it down. They say they aslo find it very amazing because they cannot find the reason for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    Yeah, I actually had this happen to me very recently. The hard drive was working prefectly fine, powered it off and next time it wouldn't start up again. Totally dead, it kinda sucked.
    yeah? what could possibly cause a hardrive to die out like that? dude I have a 20GB from like10 years ago I still use, lol.. I have also used some state of the art, "100MB Caviar" hard-drives, lol... from like 20 years ago maybe.. i take good care of them though disk doctor, And I was able to bring 1 back to life with "HDD Regenerator" but it died out hard-core on the very next boot-up.

    Did your system crash alot? or was it like a factory defect?
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    Oh I don't know, it was in an external enclosure so it got taken around a fair bit but I was always nice to it. Stuff just breaks some times. I've got plenty of old hard drives running just fine too. The computers in my Gentoo cluster are all running these old 6.4GB Quantum drives with no problems.

    And the drive had a physical failure, the motor to spin the drive just wouldn't start. It is out of warrenty and it was used mostly as a backup drive so it wasn't that big of a deal. I just replaced the drive with a newer one and cut my losses.

    And I hope you are joking about the 20GB hard drive from 10 years ago because those weren't exactly around then, lol. And about the 100MB.
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    I think that all three members who are participating in this "war" are going to get banned if you continue with your childish behaviour. Leave this kinda stuff OFF CodingForums.


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