Dell :: About Hard Disk Noise Of E6400

Apr 17, 2009

I just got my e6400 today, but the hard disk noise is kind of annoying. Even if I do nothing with the OS,

the hard disk light keeps shining and the noise comes along.

Though the sound is little, but it seems to never stop. Is anyone else meets with the same problem like me?

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Dell Latitude E6400 :: Hard Disk Locked By BIOS After Installing OS

Jan 27, 2015

Back before Xmas, I had to reinstall the os so at the same time I changed the password for the hard disk that is set in the bios, before installing the os.

Problem is after the OS had installed and said it was shutting down to reboot, it never shut down properly so after 5-10mins I pushed the power button to force it to shut down.

Switched it back on, typed in the new hard disk password and it wouldnt accept it. Tried again but no success so tried the old hard disk password but even that didnt work. Anyway I've locked the hard disk now, not updated the bios or anything but wondered if there is anything I can do or Dell can do to unlock it?

Its an E6400 with the finger print scanner (can post the tag number) , I know its old laptop but still got all the receipts and everything to prove its not nicked and owned by the original owner.

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I doubt that is the HDD since it is more south. Also it's not the fan, I can distinguish the noise made by the fan.

I should probably record it with my microphone.

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Mar 4, 2009

I'd like to ask any E6400 or E6500 owners about their fan noise as I'm considering those machines right now. I'm thinking of going with the Intel 4500 graphics for hopefully less heat and noise than the Nvidia NV160.

How long does the fan stay off while doing basic web browsing? When it turns on does it ramp up to a slow speed or does it blast on and then ramp down to a slow speed? Does this cycle of off and on continue?

The reason I'm asking is I had a Lenovo Ideapad Y430 that was very irritating regarding fan noise. With basic web browsing or even idling the machine the fan would stay off for about a minute or two and then would blast on when it turned on before ramping down immediately to a slow speed for about a minute. Then it would shut off and this cycle would continue over and over. Was very distracting and annoying when in a quiet environment.

I'd like a fan with either consistent fan noise (stays on at slow speed forever) or with no noise at all (stays off forever). How close is the E6400 or the E6500 to this ideal behavior?

I was amazed when I tried out a Dell Studio 1537 that had a fan that didn't turn on at all while web browsing. I could use it for hours and it wouldn't turn on.

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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.

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Mar 28, 2009

I just got my M1530 a couple of days ago and I have a few concerns and I wondered if you would be kind enough to comment on.

This is my spec:
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Firstly, I notice that my hard drive (I assume the hard drive is located on the left palmrest side) always appears to be spinning loudly enough for me to notice. Is this normal? It also makes weird clicky noises intermittently and I have no idea why.

The CPU fan seems to be on an awful lot. I have a Gateway MT6821 and the fan only comes on under heavy load, with the dell it's on almost all the time.

Finally, build quality - I have noticed that the trim that sits around the LCD panel is about 2-3mm away from the screen on the left side. Is this acceptable or should I return and ask for a replacement laptop?

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i have also just recently formatted my computer. any ideas as to why it is so full, and how i can create more room? do i just have to delete some things?

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I already burned a CD with the ISO file but nothing comes up, just shows up as a blank CD, I tried going to the Device Manager option and update the driver there but it didn't work either.

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when i first turn the laptop on, it starts at around 40c and quickly goes up to the 60's within 20-30 minutes.

when i run a scan of antivirus or ultimate defrag it tops out at around 70c.

the hd tuner hits critical hard disk temperature at 55c and pop ups a message every few seconds.

i've also run speedfan, and it tells me the same temperature.

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[url]

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I gave the laptop (it is out of warranty, but with the cause being water damage the warranty would most probably be void anyway) to a repair shop and they want $349 to attempt a repair or $149 to replace it with a new one (this does not include the cost of a new motherboard).

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to upload this single file (D5E0A592.132), preferably to any file hosting service? (eg rapidshare etc). I have been searching online for this file for days.

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