Dell :: Clicking HD. Normal Or HD Failure

Jan 16, 2009

When idle, my harddrive makes a very faint clicking noise. By "clicking", I mean the same sound it makes when it is loading something... you know, that "tik tik tik" noise.

However, when idle, it tends to make little "tik" noises every 2/3 seconds or so.

Now, according to the internet, clicking means my HD is about to die... but having looked on youtube, by clicking people mean very loud clicking, like i was turning a light switch on and off...

Now I don't know. Is "access" clicking every few seconds normal? Or should i get my hd replaced??

To clarify, the clicking i am experiencing is no louder than the clicking you hear when ur HD is accessing information. If I used HDParm and play with the settings, the clicking sounds becomes almost impossible to hear and less frequent.

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Makes Strange Beep And Clicking Sound During Normal Operation

Mar 1, 2012

My DELL n5110 (core i7) randomly makes a strange Single Beep, then a clicking sound which i think comes from it's bottom left corner, this happens while i'am normally operating it, with no error what so ever, and it continues work, nothing appears on the screen, no system notifications, nothing at all, just Single Beep, then a Clicking sound that comes from it's bottom left corner and lasts less than a second, that's it, it's not bothering me, but what is it !!!?

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Feb 14, 2009

I haven't posted in quite a while. Recently my Vostro 1700 has been making some clicking noises that really sound like hard drive clicking.

I hear them once or twice every hour, although the computer's performance remains perfectly normal. At first I thought it was an OS issue but I downgraded to XP and then upgraded back up to Vista and the clicking sound remains.

Could this really be hard drive clicking? The computer is just over a year old (Dec. 2007) and has the 250GB 5400RPM hard drive.

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Dec 28, 2009

i have a studio 1555 i purchased back in july that's been working swimmingly except for one problem. the ac adapter has always made these clicking noises but i have managed to ignore it because

i don't want to deal with the problem. now however, the blue ring light around the plug is flickering on and off as well as the clicking noises still coming from the ac adapter brick.

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Mar 21, 2011

I noticed that there is a clicking noise from the transformer of my new laptop (XPS 17). Around the internet i found that it could be a damaged transformer... but there is another strange issue: the clicking occours ONLY when running from windows 64bit, no clicking on Ubuntu 64bit...

So.... 3 questions:

1) do you think it's damaged?

2) do you think it can harm the laptop if used WITHOUT battery mounted?

3) do you think it can harm the laptop if used WITH battery mounted?

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Aug 16, 2009

My only question here is whether or not the LED version is noticeably thinner than the normal LCD version.

If it's not noticeably thinner, I'm not going to bother with that option. I know the LED is brighter,

but in imho, if it's not noticeably thinner, it does not warrant a $100+ premium.

edit: now I'm having second thoughts. Can someone help me pick? LED or 9500 GE? They cost about the same for an upgrade.

edit: I just ordered a refurb from outlet
dell studio xps 1340
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4gb ram .....

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Jan 4, 2010

I've got a random clicking sound coming from my HDD (XPS m1330, 200 GB 7200 RPM drive) - so far only when running a certain torrent. Turning the torrent off stops the clicking, etc.

I called Dell who told me to run HDD diagnostics which found no errors whatsoever. Also, my system isn't freezing/slow at all. I reflashed the bios with the most updated one (A15) at the tech's suggestion but it made no difference... I prefer A09 since the fan runs less so unless anyone can confirm the bios might make a difference I'll revert it...

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I've had a Vostro 1510 laptop since February 2009, when I turn it on it makes clicking noises then it will eventually quit but today while reading a lengthly article online.

My clock's second hand will move 5 seconds then click, 5 more seconds then click and so on and so on but today the laptop was making a similar sound .....

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Dell :: Clicking Noise, Seagate ST9250410ASG

Nov 21, 2009

I've bought E6400 equipped with Seagate hard drive 250GB 7200rpm, model ST9250410ASG (free fall sensor). Unfortunetly this hdd has a "clicking noise" problem.

I've seen new firmware update on dell's support page, but it's not for this model. Is there any way to get rid of clicking?

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So I detailed my experience with the hard drive clicking in my blog post here, and I recorded a video to demonstrate the sounds here. Has anyone else experienced hard drive clicking in their

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Dell :: Inspiron 1000 And Clicking Noise

Feb 1, 2009

My computer has started doing a clicking noise. It isn't all the time but comes and goes and if very loud.

I have it sitting on a fan to keep it from overheating but that isn't helping the clicking noise which seems to get worse while surfing the net or things that require it to work harder

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Dell :: Random Clicking Noise While Torrenting

Aug 25, 2009

I just recently purchased a Dell Studio XPS 16 Laptop a bit over a month ago and have been experiencing a non-stop clicking noise while torrenting files.

It happens out of no where, usually around 30% into a download or more, possibly less. Around this point it will start to click continuously, and it appears I am not able to open task manager, although I am still able to talk on AIM, along with listening to a song currently open with no interruption.

I have also noticed that when I go to the Start Menu to try and restart or shut down that neither will work. This has resulted in me having to do a force shut down to stop the noise, and a reboot to run Vista normally again.

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Well i'm about to order a fully Loaded XPS 1330, but i'm confused on wether to get the Slim or the normal LCD.Which one is better?? and If I choose the normal lcd will it differ in weight?? and what's the actual weight of this laptop?

Finally, is this laptop worth the cash or shall I go for the Macbook?? I prefer the XPS due to the better video card.

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I just got my 1730 today and it's quite awesome.

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And I live in the bay area pretty close to San Francisco, so the weather here is usually pretty cool

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Lately I've been busy and haven't played a whole lot of games. Just the other week I notice my GPU temps went up on ilde. The fan would kick in ,to stablized the temp around 75 degrees then drop to 60 or so. The temperature just keeps climbing up till it maxed at around 75 degrees.

Iv'e already went and bought some air can blowers and blow all that dust and lints out. I even ensure it's clean by shining a flash light thur the top of the fans and look thur the vents to see if I can see the fan blades. All is clear but I'm still having then same issues. When I ran games such as RE5 it gets really hot sometimes reaching 95 degrees.

My palms sometimes starts to burn anyone encounter such act? Wondering if there's anything else I can do before calling DELL support!

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Mar 11, 2009

I've been fighting this M1330 for a while, and had the motherboard replaced once already to "fix" the GPU issue.

But I'm still worried about temps.

Sitting flat on a coffee table (not blocking the vents or anything) and playing Fear 2 demo

the laptop just shut down (presumably due to high temperatures) after only 5-10 minutes.

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Oct 24, 2008

i got my motherboard replaced today, the idle temperature is the same like before around 65--70 'C.

but i never tested the temp when i m gaming
with previous motherboard. and i did with the new one, the max temp i got was 104'C O_O normal? when i quite the game was 96'C and 5 min later it returned to 70

the notebook is m1330, the game was warcraft III, AC connected

can someone post their m1330 temperature after playing half hour game?

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Dell :: HDD Clicking Bashes Head Against Brick Wall

Jan 18, 2009

my HDD, when idle, makes access noises every 2 or 3 seconds. The noise sounds like normal HD access noise (like a watch tick), but in a quiet room it can be very annoying after a while. If it was not for the fact that the HDD light does not light up when the noise occurs, I would assume something was accessing the HDD every few seconds or so.

If I used HDPARM, I can kinda stop the noise by setting the drive to 254. TO be honest though, I'm not really sure what this is doing.

The issue is really annoying as a) everyone just says drive failure, but I don't think it is, and b) it seems to be HUGELY common. Some people say it is headparking, but why would a system park heads every 2 seconds?

Has anyone had this issue fixed by having their HD replaced? I cannot stress enough that the "ticking" is not loud and, unless you were in a quiet room you would never notice. It sounds exactly like access sounds, but just every couple of seconds.

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Sep 13, 2009

Had the Studio since Wednesday and its great!

However, the power brick has started to make noises? A series of about 10 clicks in quick sucession repeated twice in a couple of seconds.

It will then go quiet for a while then do it again?

Its also pretty hot, too hot to touch for a while and its hot quickly - in about 10mins from cold.

Should I get a replacement or is this normal?

How do I go about getting it replacd? Sounds like its shorting or something?

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I have had my Vostro 1500 for around 18 months now and it has been problem free so far until yesterday evening.

Basically my girlfriend was doing a bit of surfing and I had some music streaming at the same time. All of a sudden there was a loud clicking coming from the laptop.

I thought it was the music at first! but I managed to mute the sound and it was the laptop. It was quite a loud click happening at least twice a second .....

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May 11, 2009

is this normal? I'm no stranger to the heat problems these GPUs have--

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Jan 3, 2009

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is it true that norton really does slow down computers?

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i was playing world in conflict on a low res, this normal for the 1530

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