Thanks for the reply
but the hard drive isn't the problem. The popping noise, or a sort of stun gun type of sound happens no matter whats plugged into the motherboard. I believe the problem is electrical since that would explain why the lights go crazy as soon as its plugged in.
Ill post a picture so you can see what part I'm talking about, you should be able to see the thing that has 4r7 bj2 printed on top of it on the picture below. That is what i believe to be the culprit, I'm sure its the source of the popping. So anyone have an idea what that thing is? and would it being broken cause my laptop to be act the way it does? Thanks in advance