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Luinkhelek

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Hey all! I previously posted this in the wrong area :) hopefully it's in the right one now!

I own an HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop that is having a problem right now. When I push the power button to turn it on it starts up fine, but after a few seconds a buzzing, clicking noise starts. It's pitch starts kind of low and then increases higher and with more intensity. Other than this issue my computer works just fine.

When I get logged into Windows the buzzing is still there, but anytime I attempt something that I think uses more electricity to make it go, the pitch increases, while when it's idling the pitch is lower. As an example, when my computer is idling the pitch is at a level, but if I right-click start and click "explore," the pitch goes crazy until the window is opened fully and everything is listed as it should be. Then the buzzing goes back to "normal." And as I shut down the computer the noise abruptly stops when the screen "turns off," leaving the rest of the computer to turn off.

I think I have limited it to being my left speaker. But because it's a laptop, I don't know if fixing it will be easy.

I can still hear sounds and music from what would seem to be my right speaker, but the buzzing is so loud and obnoxious that it takes all enjoyment away from owning it.

Would it be smarter for me to send it into the repair system through HP or attempt to fix it myself? I don't have a lot of experience fixing computers, but I had a bad experience about 3-4 months back with the repair system through HP.

Any replies will be appreciated! Thanks!
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rshaffer61

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Is the laptop still under warranty?
If so then any attempt by you to fix or open the case will result in warranty being voided.
That being said do you have a external speaker connection on the laptop?
If so try that with a good set of powered speakers.
If this works then if you don't or can't afford the repair you can disable onboard audio and use speakers. As this may not be the ideal way to fix the problem it will get you by till you can take it to repair shop.

I have always advised people that before they take their systems be it Desktop or laptop to a service center to always back up important data. Accidents do happen and in case you will not lose anything important.

Edited by rshaffer61, 13 April 2009 - 11:24 AM.

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Luinkhelek

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Turns out it was a pinched wire... I had a local guy fix it.

Thanks for responding!
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Now isn't that just a ironic resolution. All this for a pinched wire, we would have been searching for days. Well I'm glad you got it resolved. :)
I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. Thank you for allowing me to assist you with your issue and your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
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Now isn't that just a ironic resolution. All this for a pinched wire, we would have been searching for days. Well I'm glad you got it resolved. :)
I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. Thank you for allowing me to assist you with your issue and your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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Hah!

I was about to suggest swapping the speakers around and narrow the problem down that way.

Glad it's sorted.
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