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compaq 2100 notebook clicking noise when plug in power sou..

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January 24, 2005 1:16:33 AM

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I have a compaq 2100 notebook, the battery stopped working in it quite
some time ago and would not charge. The way that I run it is to have it
plugged in whenever I needed to use it. Before it started doing this the
power would cut in and out. Now when I plug it in there is just a
clicking noise I cannot tell where it is coming from. If I wiggle the
power cord where it plugs into the laptop the light on the charger will
almost become constant and stop blinking. If I do not wiggle the power
cord then the light on the power strip will keep blinking, there is
that clicking/popping noise, and it smells to me like it is burning.
Does anyone have advice for me?

January 24, 2005 6:51:57 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

click - click click = HD is dead.

When you wiggle the power supply the power is going on and off, trying
to spin up the HD, and you get click-click-click