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Old 08-07-2004, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default laptop buzzing a bit...?

i got this laptop that's kinda old (2000) and it's been buzzing quite loudly lately. what do u guys think it can be? the hard drive or the cpu or its fan? that humm, when a laptop starts is the hard drive, right? i'm purdy sure it's the hdd.
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Old 08-07-2004, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a really tough question to answer without hearing the "buzz."

If it's more of a grinding noise, I would say HDD. If it is a true buzz, very high pitched, I would suggest a fan.

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Old 08-07-2004, 04:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, say it is a fan, is that possible and/or easy to replace? i'm trying to upgrade/repair my laptop for school.
thanx again
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Old 08-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Laptops are not really that much more work then a desktop to repair, just smaller.
Fans are easy to replace, but can be hard to find on occation. Most of the time you have to get a FRU from the vendor to fix the problem.
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I'd make sure that all the screws that secure your Harddrives Case, and fans were tight. See if that doesn't help.
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