I had my dell 1530 xps laptop since june and recenty I been hearing a loud humming noise on the right side of the laptop. It sounds like its the hardrive humming loudly but then I put my ear on it and move up near the fan and it seems its making noise there also.
It comes on randomly, when im surfing the net its fine most of the time, when im running games, the computer starts this loud humming noise on the right side ofthe computer.
It can also start doing this when im just surfing the net. And what I noticed also is when the system starts to make the humming noise, the fans kick in atthe same time if its not spinning at the moment.......
Bought a latitude E6400 a few weeks ago. Every now and again a loud cracking noise can be heard somewhere around the left side of the keyboard. This happens very infrrequently, about 10 times since I have had it.
Before I ring Dell has anyone come across this before?
The noise is like a crack and then a smaller click Sounds like a small peice of plastic just broke or something.
The laptop could be sitting there doing nothing for 20 mins and then the noise happens.
I just got the Yoga 13 and the fan will not stop... ever... and it's loud. It's not broken.. it works just fine, but the fan is constantly running. This is incredibly obnoxious in a quiet space. Is there a fix for this? Do the later hardware revisions change the fan speed (or preferably turn it off when it's not needed)?
This was purchased from Best Buy, and the model number is much lower than the ones for sale on the lenovo website, so I'm guessing it was an earlier manufacturing run. Maybe this noisiness is by design, but I hope they recognise it's a problem and try to improve it.
There is a loud griding noise whenever my wife's brand new Yoga 13 is titled in any direction. It seems like a simple gyroscopic effect causing the fan to bang in to case. It also seems like something that shouldn't be happening.
I purchased the lenovo ideapad u530 about 6 months ago. Recently, there has been a loud whirring/buzzing noise coming from the laptop (possibly the fan?). It is most noticeable at the bottom near the vents. There seems to be no correlation between what I do on the laptop and the noise.
I have a Dell XPS L502X laptop and lately I keep hearing this loud short little "squeak" noise coming from where the fan is sometimes. I have confirmed it is not the hard drive acting up as I have run a diagnostic program to check HD health and it is fine, but I have the feeling something is up with the fan. Would the fan have to be replaced? It seems to be working properly but that noise makes me worried something is up.
I just bought an XPS14-8182sLV and not even 15 minutes after first boot I've got a loud fan noise and hasn't stopped for over an hour now. I've found other similar threads on here and have tried the diagnostics test using F12 on boot however there were no fan errors displayed.
I have owned my hp envy 17 laptop for almost 2 years now. Recently my computer has been making a really loud noise and it seems it is working a lot harder than it needs to be. I suspect the fan or the hard drive is the culprit but I have convinced myself it is the hard drive.
When I start up my computer the loud noise begins almost immediately after startup. This noise sounds like the computer is working as hard as it possibly can, almost making a grinding noise. Even after the computer has booted up, this noise continues for another minute or two before it stops, then my laptop becomes quiet. What puzzles me, and leads me to believe it is the hard drive, is the fact my computer get unreasonably hot when the noise occurs; it never used to do this before.
This situation is something I have never heard of before. My laptop for some reason ,when it is moved or bumped, even the slightest, start to "rev" and the hard drive roars; it does this for five minutes or so. It also does this when the laptop is closed, and in "sleep mode"; the slightest bump lets it off like a baby. I suspect that there is a switch, flap or wire that is not attached properly and when moved it triggers the hard drive.
The main thing I do when the sound occurs is I close the laptop lid which puts it in sleep mode and turns off the hard drive, silencing it for the time being. This solution I came across by accident; I turned my laptop sideways when the sound occurs and the sound stops until I put the laptop upright again(Laptop is open).
I have a problem with my aspire 5733 fan. Sudenly yesterday it began to make a loud noise (louder than when playing games before). I have noticed that when CPU Temperature is above 50c the fan turns on, and when bellow 50c the fan is off. This happens on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have had this laptop for less than 3 years.
my laptop is 1 week old and the fan constantly switches on and off, its under no load just idling, its a very loud and annoying problem, when I spoke to Dell they claim to have no knowledge of the problem, how can this be when a search shows up plenty on the subject.
they sent a technician out with a new fan but did not bother to replace because it will not solve the problem.
they are sending a new replacement, but I think it will have the same problem.
its a shame because I love the XPS, Dell need to get there act together and solve the problem.
my laptop came with latest bios and still has fan problem.
I have been having problem with my laptop, lately. For some strange reason, the hard drive would make a loud revving noise. I've even completely replaced it, and as I was installing the new OS, the NEW hard drive began to rev loudly!
I have an acer 5741 g laptop ..when i try to turn it on with or without battery , it makes a single tick noise in hard disk section and turns off...i tried using faulty laptop's hdd in another laptop but it is working fine..even in some instances after turning off, it automatically tries to turn on but goes through same tick noise and turns off.
I just tried new hdd in faulty laptop but it makes same tick noise an turns off. **bleep** i try going into bios with f2 but it opens cmos and turns off again...
My wife got this HP G60-120us notebook computer. It's about two years old now. I'm planning on getting her a new laptop so I can get this one. The only thing that I really do not like about this laptop is the freakin mouse button. It's so loud and clicks so loud as well. What I'm using now is my old Dell laptop and I love the mouse button so quiet and smooth unlike the HP. Is there anyway to make this sound quiet? Like open it up and spray some WD-40? J/K, is all HP's like this?
I would love a 15k mac pro hd when I order my new system....but are they loud? I have 2 raptors in RAID in my XPS and while its not loud...it's not quiet either. Anyone own a 15k drive and can speak for it in the Mac Pro?
I just downloaded SMCFanControl and it will not start. I previously had Fan Control and I uninstalled it by following the instructions on the website. I did the SMC Reset as directed too. I'm not sure if it went through though because there is no indication. I have a UMBP 17". If I can't get it to work I'll just use Fan Control.
When the laptop is on and I pick it up to move it I would often hear a loud CLICK sound coming from the HD. It had me freaked out that something was loose or that the heads were scratching the platters.
I just came across an article explaining what this noise has been. It is the sound of the read/write heads parking because of the "Sudden Motion Sensor" built into the laptop. It senses the rapid movement when I pick up the laptop and then it parks the heads to prevent scratching the platters... that is the click sound of the heads parking.
The sensor is a tri-axis accelerometer that detects sudden changes in "position and accelerated movement".
Anyways, I tested this to see if it was the "sudden motion sensor" parking the heads: - first I confirmed that the sound would still occur when picking up the laptop and tilting it quickly while still on - then I checked the sensor's settings to see if it was really on by running a command I found in the linked article. - then I turned off the sensor (that command is also in the article). - then I tested by picking up the laptop again and tilting it quickly...
no more CLICK
I enabled the sensor again because it is better to have it enabled than to risk scratching a platter if I drop the laptop. I'm just happy to have found the source of the CLICK and to know it wasn't a faulty HDD.
I've got 15" MBP (umm early 2009? has removable battery), and I was playing TF2 in windows XP the other day when it BSOD'. So I had to hard restart it, and go back into OS X. This is when I noticed a weird "growling or bumping" sound coming from the left fan which is kinda loud in a quite room. Its almost like a rattling sound.
I need to import some LP's to digital format. At one time I had a program that allowed me to filter out any hiss or noise without degrading the recording. But sadly I can not find that program now. So is there any filters that come with GarageBand or can be added to do this. Or any other application that will work with a mac.
I need to import 100+ LP's. I will be using a preamp to take the phono players output directly into my MBP.
My friend just gave me her White Macbook pre 2007 i beleive to fix because i fix all her computers but this is the first time im trying to fix a mac . Upon pressing the power button im greeted by the BONG tone and a white screen. Then i start hearing the HD making some very messed up noises witch to me are the fimiliar sound of a hd failure and so i beleive this is the problem. After a minute or two i get a flashing folder with a ? on it witch means it can't find the system files it needs to boot. So i tryed booting from the Tiger discs but it will not boot. Now this is leading me to beleive that it is the logic board. Right now im waiting till morning to buy a torx t8 so i can replace the HD.
This happened this morning, never heard this on a macbook or any laptop for the matter. It's all better now, but it was a shock! Sounded like a like radiator or something inside the notebook. Is this a bad sign of things to come?
For quite a while my GF has nagged me for a "nice laptop", i.e. a MacBook. With the new models out, the old ones (just before the latest one-piece-thingies) should be easier to find. Most of her friends have one and I am soon getting my bonus, so starting to shop around.
Myself, I am a ThinkPad evangelist (those "ugly, square, black things" according to my GF), and have no trouble picking a used one. With Macs I am basically into uncharted territory, hense my post.
1) I am concerned if the previous owner has enabled features that would interfere with our privacy - remote activation of camera, remote access, etc. How can I check this and make sure she will not participate in some amateur BigBrother?
2) What should I check on a 13 inch MacBook except the obvious battery, fan noise, scratches and dirt beyond normal?
3) Does the Mac have BIOS, drivers, etc. I should upgrade before I hand it to her?