Dell :: My Latitude E4200 Starts To Make A Buzzing Noise

Jan 1, 2010

Recently my laptop starts to make a high frequency whining noise, almost constantly and rarely stopped.

I tried to locate the component which the noise was originated from, I can only figure out it's somewhere below the memory module, but there is no moving component there, so my biggest suspect is the fan, because if I put my ear to the back of the laptop, except the whining I also heard very minor "clicking" noise.

Another weird thing is, this noise only starts after Windows is loaded, not in BIOS or during booting, although the fan was running at those times.

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Dell Latitude E4200 :: Backlit Keyboard Noise - Slight Buzzing

May 4, 2010

I just picked up a e4200 with backlit keyboard and whenever the back light is turned on there is a noise (slight buzzing or hum) that can be heard. As soon as the back light turns off the sound goes away. It's kind of bugging me because you wouldn't think that the back light would add to the decibel level of the laptop..

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Dell Inspiron 3721 :: Starts And Make 5 Beeps - Only Power Led Is On

Jan 25, 2015

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Acer :: Aspire 6930G Unplugged Make A Faint Buzzing Sound

Aug 27, 2009

I've recently bought an Acer Aspire 6930G and am overall very pleased with it.

However, in the few weeks since i've bought it there has been one concern I have had.

Whenever the laptop is unplugged from the mains, it starts to make a faint buzzing sound. The sound seems to come from the 'tube' near the subwoofer on the back (where the power socket is on one side, and the Kensington Lock is on the other side). The buzzing also only seems to be coming from the right side of the laptop above the number pad.

What is also strange is that i am able to stop the buzzing by tipping the laptop sideways or moving the screen. This seems to indicate that something might be vibrating, but again only when the power cord is unplugged?

Like i say, i don't think its enough to take the laptop back (unless somebody tells me differently), but i am concerned enough to ask on here if anyone with the same or similar laptop has any ideas as to why this might be happening.

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Dell :: E6400: CD/DVD Drive Buzzing Noise

Apr 22, 2009

When I am burning a cd or dvd, the drive makes a really loud buzzing noise that sounds like its coming from some sort of vibration.

If I push the drive in and up just a bit while this happens, the vibrations stop and the noise goes away.

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Dell XPS 15 :: Laptop Makes Buzzing Noise And Freezes Up

Mar 15, 2013

It's recently been making noises, it happened before and I thought it was not a big deal. Until now, it keeps making noises and then freezes the whole laptop. I had to press power button and waited like 2 or 3 minutes for it to restart. It always happened while i'm playing online games then it freezes... i don't know how to check the fan or temperature of my lap top all i know is when i touch it sometimes its hot...my laptop is dell xps 15 (L502X).

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Sony :: FW Series Brightness And Buzzing Noise

Jan 20, 2009

I am trying to get how many of you are experiencing this issues.

that on low levels of brightness the LCD whines and makes a buzzing noise

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Sony :: Vaio Laptop CF11 5FM/B Buzzing Noise

Jan 30, 2010

I am seriously considering purchasing this laptop. I have read reviews concerning a constant high pitched "buzzing" noise on this model.

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Sony :: 2010 F Series Makes Buzzing Noise

Jan 15, 2010

I just purchased the new 16" F Series. Right out of the box, the unit makes a slight buzzing noise on the right side.

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Dell :: Latitude E4200 Info

Oct 4, 2008

I have been see-sawing between the Sony Z and the E4200 (two very different machines) but being a Dell customer for the past decade, and having access to Premier and EPP, tipped the decision in favor of the the smallest E in the new Dell portfolio.

I thought I would start this thread as a 'catch all' place for all the folks who are ordering the new E4200. I have been looking for info on the E4200 in particular but there isn't much to be found though a few folks have indeed received their E4300s.

There seems to be some disappointment with the E4300. I am holding out until the backlit keyboard as well Latitude ON (hardware-based) are widely available. It does seem that some of the kinks still need to be ironed out from the lilliputian E-class Dells. Here's an early review that pretty much sums up the disappointment that some new owners are feeling:

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Dell :: Latitude E4200 LED Panel

Apr 18, 2009

There are two different LED Panels used for E4200.
Toshiba is not a good one, which has some bleeding issue.
Samsung is the best, which is soft.

You can figure out which panel you own on your E4200 via looking at the bottom of LED panel (Golden color means that you have a Toshiba one, and Silver one will be Samsung. Toshiba one also shows a lot of small bulbs at the edge, bad, bad...

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Dell :: Windows 7 On Latitude E4200

Nov 5, 2009

Windows 7 seems to be running fine on the Dell Latitude E4200 other than the fact that the Ambient Light Sensor is not working,

did anybody find a fix for this, I know you can find the Windows 7 driver for the Dell Latitude E4200, but still same issue,

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Dell :: Latitude E4200 Fan Noisehow To Turn It Off

Jan 7, 2009

I am on to my 2nd Latitude e4200 now ...

the first one had the fan come on straight away at the start and then never turn off. Regardless of what temperatures the ACPI and cores were running at.

it was running bios A03 and we upgraded it to A04 and that didn't fix it. We think the thermistor was buggered so we replaced that but then the Dell service guy basically couldn't remember how to put it back together and buggered it so it wouldn't boot!..........................................

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Dell :: Hard Drive Options For Latitude E4200?

Feb 8, 2009

I think the E4200 is a great machine, and I can probably get one cheap off Dell Outlet. My only real concern here is hard drive capacity. The standard options of 64GB or 128GB SSD aren't going to cut it for me...

I'd want to have at least a 256GB SSD or one of the Toshiba 250GB 5400RPM 1.8" drives.

I know that the E4200 has a 1.8" hard drive slot, so a standard 2.5" notebook hard drive will not work at all.

But its 1.8" slot should mean that regular 1.8" hard drives should work in it, no? Surely the computer can use either a 1.8" SSD drive or 1.8" hard drive

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Dell Latitude E4200 :: USB And Fingerprint Stopped Working

Feb 21, 2013

Two days after my warranty expired, both USB ports on my E4200 and the fingerprint reader stopped responding.  The USB on the docking station work fine.

I have since tried to update the bios and uninstalled the USBs in Device Manager.  All to no avail.

When I plug a stick into the USB port, it lights up (i.e., some power to the port), but the computer does not see anything plugged in.

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Dell Latitude E7440 :: Loud Buzzing Noises On Processing

Jan 15, 2014

2 days ago I was given a new work laptop - the E7440 (its brand new).

Straight away I noticed some loud buzzing noises which a fellow colleague said was the fan. It's quite annoying. I soon noticed however when my laptop was idle these noises would stop, and when I clicked they would start again. Whenever I ask the Laptop to do anything these noises start up, and considering im active on the machine all day.

There are high pitched, buzzing noises. And as mentioned are aligned to when the laptop is processing something. They also make sounds when I scroll the mouse for example.

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Dell Latitude E7240 :: Buzzing Sound On Touch Screen

Oct 16, 2013

I've recently taken delivery of an E7240 with the FHD touch screen option. I am generally quite impressed with the laptop except for one thing, the touch screen buzzes. The sound is similar to a hard disk working, a bit random .. not a constant noise.  The sound will immediately stop when I put a finger on the screen though which makes me think it's related to the touch screen itself. 

Rebooting etc. makes no difference... shaking the laptop, smacking it (gently) etc. has no affect.....

I realise these laptops are new so perhaps there isn't much experience out there...

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Feb 15, 2009

if anyone has had sound issues with their DV5? I have the current bios F13 and have un-installed and reinstalled sound drivers and such. What is happening is the sound will randomly make a static boom noise and then go away and then do it again.. i have checked my external speaks and have even replaced them thinking it was them.. it is not since it is happening with my onboard speakers as well. So this static boom sound is a constant annoyance along with music sounding rather off/staticy..

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Dell Latitude E4200 :: How To Completely Clean The Hard Drive As Brand New

Jan 31, 2015

I have an older e4200 (roughly late 2008) and want to let my child use it.  Before I hand it down, I want to completely clean the hard drive and start from a "brand new" perfectly clean hard drive with Windows and all the appropriate drivers installed.  How do I accomplish this?

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Dell :: Latitude E4200: Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 TM 64GB Drive W/ TRIM Support?

Feb 22, 2010

I got a Dell Latitude E4200 with a Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 TM 64GB drive. Does anyone know if its firmware can be upgraded to support TRIM in Windows 7? Current

firmware version is VBM19D1Q. Seems like the version that support TRIM is VBM19C1Q. Doesnt that seem like a downgrade? I've had my notebook since October 2009 so I dont think it has TRIM support from the factory.

Firmware location I think is here: http://www.samsung.com/global/busine.../business.html

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Dell Latitude E4200 :: Serial Port Driver Unknown Device - Windows 7

Feb 6, 2013

I installed  Windows 7 64 bit on a Dell E4200.I had two yellow exclamation points in device manager for unknown devices.

PCI Serial Port
PCI Simple Communications

I went to Dell support site and to the drivers and downloads page for my Service Tag.Under the Chipset section there is an Intel driver for AMT HECI.   Installing that driver solved the PCI Simple Communications item.

Also  under Chipset there is an Intel driver AMT SOL.   I installed that driver but the PCI Serial Port was still showing Unknown with the Yellow..In my case I had to then manually Update the driver as follows:

Open Device Manager > right click on PCI Serial Port and choose Update driver > choose Browse my computer and browse to the driver folder for the AMT SOL just created when you downloaded and installed the driver mentioned above.   Location for me is C:DellDriversR279202.

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Dell :: Ordered A Latitude E6400 Did I Make A Mistake?

Aug 5, 2009

I ordered a "previously ordered new" Latitude E6400 from the Dell Outlet a few days ago. Got a pretty decent price of $560 after using a 15% off e-coupon.

Mine is fairly basic as far as the E6400 line-up goes, e.g. no fingerprint reader, no backlit keyboard, no Bluetooth, etc. I'd use this strictly as my personal laptop, and I was looking for something with XP and a matte screen anyway.

It has a Core 2 Duo P8400, 160 GB HD, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, 24x CD-RW/DVD drive, Intel GMA 4500 MHD video, WXGA matte screen, and the Dell 1397 802.11 b/g internal wireless card.

Hopefully I'm just overreacting, but I've come across some owner reviews on CNet, Amazon, Dell.com, etc. about E6400s having overheating problems, issues with Dell's ControlPoint (?)

software, the pseudo brushed metal exterior surfaces collecting fingerprints and skin oil way too easily,

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Dell :: Latitude E6400/6500 Touchpad Is Bad, How To Make It Less Bad

Oct 24, 2009

This is not the newest topic but it's been well described that the Latitude E series' touchpad is crappy. With the launch of Windows 7, I thought that I'd give the new touchpad drivers a try. Still as crappy.

This is the worst touchpad and pointing stick that I can remember using on a laptop. Normally I wouldn't care, but actually having a terrible nav system really stinks more than I thought it would.

Well, my stop-gap solution was to simply remove the Dell touchpad drivers altogether and go native with whatever Windows 7 detected. What an amazing difference! The touchpad is usable now (it doesn't freeze and it tracks much better).....

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Dell :: Latitude E6400/E6500 Owners Fan Noise?

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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Dell :: Latitude E6400 Loud Cracking Noise

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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Dell Latitude E6440 :: Fan Noise And BIOS Thermal Control

Nov 30, 2013

I just bought a new Latitude E6440 Notebook with an i5-4300M and SSD using it with Linux. I noticed that the fan was continuously spinning until I installed the graphics driver from ATI and switched to the Intel GPU.

Now it is off at the beginning but i kicks in when the CPU temperature reaches ~42C relatively loud and cools down the CPU to about 38C. This behavior is very annoying because the fan is switching on and off every few minutes.

I tried to manage the fan via i8k module and fancontrol but there seems to be some control at BIOS level as my settings are always being overridden.Is it possible to change the default cooling behavior of disable the BIOS thermal control completely so I can manage it in software? I tried the Shift+FN+15324 trick but FN+R does not bring up the menu for me. There is also no option in the BIOS where I can change the fan settings. I am running the latest BIOS A02.Is there any other trick to manage/disable BIOS fan-control or is it possible to include the setting in the next BIOS release?

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Dell :: AC Adapter Buzzing

Oct 15, 2009

I was wondering why, on occasion, my AC adapter has a little buzzing noise (sporadic) coming from it?

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Dell :: E4200 Owners: Which LCD Did You Get?

Apr 16, 2009

The LCD is bright and clear when viewed head-on, but the slightest change in vertical angle causes the brightness and colors to vary like mad, making the system unbearable to use on my lap.

I tried to figure out who made this particular LCD, but the intel graphics driver makes it hard to get the EDID info.

The only thing that sort of worked was MonInfo:

http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/moninfo.shtm

And that only worked by getting the raw data string from the EDID structure, which indicates the LCD is part number "NU412.

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Dell :: Any E4200 Reviews Out There

Oct 7, 2008

Any reviews, user pictures, experiences with the E4200 out there by now? Still waiting for feedback before I pull the trigger on one..

Any real world weight figures? 2.2lbs with standard prismatic battery sounds amazing, but I wonder if this is truth. That's the weight of the Asus EEE 8.9" 900 series NETBOOK!

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Starts But Won't Stay On

Jan 19, 2015

I have a N5110 that just recently started acting up.When I turn it on, it shows me the dell screen and then it tries to boot windows but then it turns off right away. Sometimes it gets far enough to show me a black screen with white lettering that says windows boot manager and wants me to select windows 7 as the operating system but when I try to hit enter to select it, the laptop wont respond and it turns off.

I tried pressing f12 and running diagnostics. Sometimes it will respond and let me get to the blue boot device screen but then it stops responding and wont let me run the diagnostic, then it turns off.

This also happened yesterday but after a few tries i was able to run the diagnostic and it came back saying everything was great, then my laptop rebooted and worked just fine. But today when I try to turn it on it wont work, I have been at it for over an hour.also, when i try to boot it, it will sometimes give me beep codes: 2 beeps, then 1 long beep. It only has time to do this once before it turns off.

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Dell :: E4200 128GB SSD Speed

Oct 30, 2009

Does anybody have HD Tune or HD Tach benchmark for 1.8" 128GB SSD that comes in E4200 ?

I originally ordered refurbished E4200 with 64 GB SSD because I read it has better performance compared to 128GB model, but canceled the order because I realiezed 4 cell battery might be too small and the one I ordered does not come with fingerprint reader and bluetooth.

I ordered another one with 128GB SSD, fingerprint reader, 6 cell battery and bluetooth for just $40 more. (at cost of a little slower processor and no DVD-RW and latitude on capability )

I found HD Tune bechmark result for 64GB SSD, but I don't see benchmark for 128GB model.

I will be great if someone with 128GB SSD post HD Tune benchmark or at least post its modem number so I can read specifications.

R173J Module,Solid State Drive,128G S2,Thin Micro Sata,Samsung,XLO

This is what it says on my order, which is not very helpful in figure out what this SSD really is, other than its samsung model.

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Dell :: Anyone Added Bluetooth To Their E4200?

Apr 3, 2009

I got on eBay to my new E4200 and noticed I am missing some piece in there where the Bluetooth would plug in. Anyone else run across this?

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Dell :: Screen On E4200 Dim And Then Brighens On Its Own

May 17, 2009

I have owned a Dell E4200 for about 1 month. I purchased this E4200 as a refurbished unit from the Dell Outlet. Overall, I am pretty happy with my
E4200, I really like the backlit keyboard, weight/size, solid state drive..price I paid...etc.

But, the screen on my E4200 dims and brightens and then brightens and dims on its own...with no change in the surrounding environment lighting.

For example, I will be sitting with the laptop and all of a sudden the screen will start dimming...and it stays dim for 3-5? seconds...I can still see everything...but screen appears to have lost about 20-40%? of its brightness...usually the screen will then brighten back to where it was...

this cycle will then repeat 2-3 times...this might happen 5-6 times per day...other days it might happen only once or twice

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Dell :: E4200 SSD Firmware Update?

Nov 13, 2009

I have an E4200 with the standard SSD. CrystalDiskInfo shows it as a Samsung SSD Thin uSATA 64GB M running firmware VAM05D1Q.

Seeing that Windows 7 has been out for a little while now and TRIM support is showing up on more and more SSDs, I was looking for a firmware update for my SSD. Anyone seen one?

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Dell :: E4200 Hardrive Upgrade

May 20, 2010

Where can i go for an upgrade of my 64gb ssd other than dell.

the prices are unbelievable from dell, surely by now there are some aftermarket upgrades, i love the dell but i need more space.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1521 Game Starts And Then It Just Freezes

Feb 2, 2010

I have a problem with gaming on the Inspiron 1521 laptop running on vista home prem. Ok, take any game that has some 3-D effects on it, when I play the game with the battery charger plugged into my laptop, the game starts and then it just freezes.

I have to hold the power button to get out of it, but when I take the battery charger out of the laptop and start the game, it works fine but a little slow. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this problem?

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Dell Inspiron 5521 :: Starts To Boot And Fails

Jul 3, 2014

I have an Inspiron 15R 5521 that is causing me no end of headache. When I try to boot it, it starts to boot (audibly you can hear the internal systems starting to go) but the screen stays black and after about 5 seconds, it starts beeping. It beeps continuously approximately once every 2-2.5 seconds, and I have counted up to about 30 beeps (it didn't stop beeping, it was just doing my head in).

It started about six months ago, doing it once when I tried to boot it, but pulling the battery fixed it. However, it got progressively worse until one night it simply wouldn't boot at all. A short-term fix was to mash F4 or F9 once the power button was pressed, but now even that doesn't work. I think it might be something in the boot sequence that causes it to fail...

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Dell :: My 1555 A/c Power Adaptor Is HOT And BUZZING

Aug 19, 2009

I received my 1555 today and am absolutely over the moon. Trying to installing Windows 7 RC on at the moment and apart from some small hiccups - due to user erroor everything is going smoothly. BUT

From the moment I plugged in the a/c power adaptor I noticed that every so often it produces a buzzing noise? It happens every 20sec to 1min or so and last between 1sec to 10sec each time. Does anyone's do that? Not only that, it gets pretty hot as well, when I put my hand on it(on the label side) it feels really hot, in fact so hot that I have to take my hand off unless I 'made' myself stay there. Is this normal?

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Jan 27, 2009

When the laptop is under video stress there is a loud high pitch buzzing sound coming from the back left of the laptop(GPU?) Is this normal?

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Acer :: Fan Starts And Stops Constantly

Jan 6, 2009

Model: Acer Aspire 4720-4538

The CPU fan is totally off when the CPU temp is under 55C (according to Everest). Once it's over 55C, it goes onto its low setting. Somewhere higher up, it goes to its high setting.

The problem: Even just browsing the web and doing light desktop work (IM, Explorer, Word), the CPU temp creeps up to 55C pretty easily. Once it does, the fan shoots on, but it only takes about 3 seconds to get to below 55C, so it shuts off again. Without the fan, the temp goes up past 55C again, and the cycle restarts.

The result is an on-off-on-off-on-off fan that turns on or stays off for only about 2-5 seconds at a time. REALLY annoying, esspecially in an otherwise quiet library environment. I can see people looking over at me with a "what the f is wrong with your computer" look.

I've updated the BIOS to its latest as of this date (Jan 06 2009) on the Acer site (3810), that didn't help any.

I've read (on this site) that Acer uses something propertiary to control their fan, causing normal fan control software to not work on Acer's.

Does anybody know of any software that will let me control the speed of the fan? I tried the fan control software for the Acer Aspire One, which didn't seem to work.

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