Dell :: Loud Click On Shutdown?

Jan 15, 2009

I've noticed that when I shut down the computer, just before everything turns off I hear a loud(ish) click from the back of the computer. Same sort of noise as when you turn on a light switch, maybe a little sharper.

At first I thought it might be the speakers, but not so sure. Anyone else have this? It might just be hardware turning off

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Apple :: Loud HD Click Sound When Picking Up Laptop While On

Jan 3, 2010

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.

Here is the article:


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Jul 9, 2009

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HP/Compaq :: G60-120us- Freakin Mouse Button- It's So Loud And Clicks So Loud As Well

Feb 2, 2010

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?

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Nov 14, 2014

Why does my Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop mouse double click when I only click once?

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Mar 6, 2012

I've recently purchases a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 540 and it worked just fine untill earlyer today.While i was browsing the internet, some how my touchpad developed a problem.It only registeres right click where ever i click.I've deleted the drivers, even tho they were the knewest ones, downloaded a fresh .exe and installed it after the reset and what not and it still has the same problem.

If i turn off the touchpad in the ultranav software and enable only trackapad, the buttons work like they should, the large area in the touchpad registeres as the left click and the small area in the top right is registered as the right click. Tho i can't use the touchpad for navigation.So clicking doesn't works, well neither does tapping. I can doubletap normaly, but i cannot tap and drag such as selecting a block of text.

Again, i've already tried a fresh install of ultranav drivers and it didn't work. The problem manifested itself during normal browsing, nothing was installed nor changed hardware vise. It litteraly changed in a to solve it since the driver reinstall didn't work.

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Dell :: Loud Fan On 1645?

Dec 8, 2009

Is anyone else experiencing real high fan noise while playing a game? Even with the sound on it's clearly hearable and really annoying and continues going.
As soon as I exit the game it's over, so it probably involves temp & CPU clock. My temps are about ~70C when I exit

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Dell :: Xps M1330 Fan Too Loud

Mar 27, 2009

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The noise level is really high, not that high- but enough to annoy you if you work a lot with your laptop.

And that's when I'm doing almost nothing. Its starting right after booting the laptop.

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Nov 18, 2008

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Mar 15, 2013

The new XPS 3 Ubuntu 12 preinstalled laptop is making loud fan noise. Is there a way to fix it? If not, how do I return the laptop and get my money back?

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Jan 8, 2015

I just received my brand new XPS 13 yesterday and followed the quick start instructions. Plugged it in and pressed on the power button. As soon as the power came on, the fan started blowing and is so loud I cant believe this is normal. I decided to convert from my MacBook, so I'm new to Dell... is this normal? It's so loud, I can't ignore it.

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Jan 7, 2009

I got a new laptop in about June or so, and it ran great. I have McAfee for anti-virus, if that helps.

About 2 weeks ago, my computer started to slow down. A lot. My typing would lag on the screen, and some of the letters won't even show up.

I also seem to get an insane amount of pop ups on whatever sites I go on, and I get about 5 popups every hour, on the hour. When I scan, though, I get nothing.

Now, this is the worst part. My computer will completely freeze a lot. When it does, I'll wait a minute to see what happens.

Then, if I click the screen a few times, a single, insanely loud beep will come from the computer. This will happen a few times before I can actually use my computer, and I have to re-boot often.

My computer is insanely slow, like I said before, and it takes forever for it to finish starting up. Half the time, it'll freeze before I can even log in.

If it helps, this started around the time when I signed up for Facebook, if that has to do with anything. I've tried to do virus scans many many times, and I used the Dell Automated PC TuneUp tool. But, nothing seems to work.

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Jul 17, 2009

When my Studio 1537 is powered down, either through shutdown or suspend, it makes a loud beep just before it turns off

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Feb 26, 2009

Just got my e6400. Thanks for the help selecting it over the past few months. I'm really happy with it apart from one small issue.

It seems that occasionally the fan runs at top speed and is pretty noisy in the process.

This happens even when the machine is idle. For example yesterday I was sat with nothing open on the table beside me whilst I worked on my T61p, and suddenly the fan starting running at full speed for 5mins or so.

I can't see any pattern to this, but naturally if there is a problem, I'd like to get it sorted out sooner rather than later.

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Feb 28, 2009

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Can I safety remove spacebar and fix it by myself?

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May 5, 2010

I searched but couldn't find anything on this. I had an 8600 processor originally and got a QX9300 for my M6400. Nothing else changed (yet) and I'm running W7. The fan hardly spun up to an audible degree with the 86, but now with the QX I hear the fan all the time...

Is this normal? I mean, I know it's a quad core vs. a dual core and the clock speed is slightly faster (2.53G vs. 2.4G). But I can just have the laptop sitting doing nothing and the fan is kicked up pretty much all the time....

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Jan 19, 2009

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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.......

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May 13, 2010

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Jun 22, 2009

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Jan 11, 2009

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Jan 10, 2009

I have an Inspiron E1505 with a Sony DVD+-RW DW-Q58A cd/dvd drive. I THINK I have a firmware/driver issue with it because of a weird problem I've been having lately.

I noticed a couple times when running the DVD-ROM of a new game, the disc spun up really, REALLY loudly. And, the disc won't autoplay (I don't know if that's related to the cd drive or not...autoplay hasn't been working for a while, now). For the most part though, the disc spins-up normally and the game runs just fine. The problem comes up everytime I quit the game -- the screen goes black as if going back to the desktop but seems to freeze .....

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Sep 29, 2009

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Jan 3, 2009

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If I boot up my system, the fan is already rotating very fast.

I flashed my BIOS to the newest version (A14) already.

I checked my hardware thru the Dell Diagnostic program and
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Mar 5, 2009

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.

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Dec 1, 2008

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.

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My fan is going crazy and it seems like I have over 9000 programs on ( ).
From when i completely shut of my vaio, my fan starts (loudly) when I hit the log-in page and never stops until I shut it off or put him in standby,

when I start my vaio from standby, it takes +30 seconds before my fan starts again loudly. It keeps blowing loudly even when I don't run any programs

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Is this something to be concerned with? Is it a common problem? How difficult is it to replace the fan?

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