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wierd sound from hard drive. please help!

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December 13, 2013 1:39:34 AM

from the day I got my laptop, some sort of strange screeching sound comes from my hard drive
i get the same exact sound as in this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9obzgmWrlM
I contacted Dell regarding my problem but they were telling that its from CD/DVD drive.
note:iam sure that the problem is in hard drive, because only three things keep turning in a laptop CD/DVD drive, Fan , Hard drive
there is no problem in fan and CD/DVD drive so it has to be from hard drive

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a b D Laptop
a c 350 G Storage
December 13, 2013 4:01:43 AM

The optical drive would only make any kind of noise when there's a disc inside it that's being read, or being written to in the case of a CD/DVD burner, and that would be the sound of the disc spinning round.

If you are concerned that the hard drive may be faulty you can test it with the drive maker's diagnostic software which loads from a bootable CD which you can make from the downloaded CD-image. The download links are here:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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December 13, 2013 9:55:09 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
The optical drive would only make any kind of noise when there's a disc inside it that's being read, or being written to in the case of a CD/DVD burner, and that would be the sound of the disc spinning round.

If you are concerned that the hard drive may be faulty you can test it with the drive maker's diagnostic software which loads from a bootable CD which you can make from the downloaded CD-image. The download links are here:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287


even after ejecting the cd drive ,I can listen that sound
Anyways, I am damn sure that its from hardrive, I can feel it at the right lower corner and cd drive is at top right corner(the drive is empty)
I ran that diagnostics, its not showing any problem.It took 3hrs fot that test.
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December 18, 2013 11:46:11 AM

I still get that sound.
Can anybody help me out, please tell me what is this?
Is this a common problem?
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a b D Laptop
a c 350 G Storage
February 26, 2014 5:52:43 AM

Okay, well it could be one of the cooling fans. When the bearing on the fan-spindle becomes worn it gets noisy, very like a screeching sound. The only fix for that is to replace the fan.

If the noise is coming from the fan inside the PSU, don't try replacing the fan as it's potentially dangerous. You have to replace the PSU itself.
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March 11, 2014 1:30:55 PM

I am damn sure that the sound is from hard disk.
When I copy file, I get that sound, which means that the sound is from hard disk for sure.
the sound comes when the hard disk is in use..
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