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Constant whirring from laptop

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My PC almost constantly emits a loud whirring sound. I'm assuming that it is the hard disk rather than the fan.

Any suggestions how to stop/reduce it?

Also my cd/dvd doesn't work. On putting in a cd/dvd it makes a bit of a clicking sound and is not recognised in My Computer.
Does it neeed replacing or is there some possible fix worth trying?

Many thanks
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On the issue about the "loud whirring sound" your hearing: Has this always occured since you've aquired this PC? Or did this just start occuring one day out of the blue? Hard to really say what it could be without hearing it myself, but I'd suggest (if you use caution) to open the side panel of your computer and listen a bit closer to isolate the location of the noise maker.

On the clicking sound with your CD/DVD drive: Does this sound occur when the CD tray opens/retracts? Or just when a CD/DVD is trying to be read? Could possibly be a problem with the header inside. Problem here is going to be if it is something actually broken inside, it will probably cost you way less to replace this (depending on brand and model) than to have it fixed by a computer technician. Warranty on this drive at all? :whistling:

Edited by GodSpeed005, 02 May 2007 - 01:34 PM.

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