My laptop keeps making a grinding crackling noise along with a loud clicking coming from the top right side of the laptop. Only a year old, most definately not the speakers and i am keeping it well ventilated, the latop does not freeze or lag.
So it didnt at first then started happening only when i over used it then i turned it off and it goes away, not it happens when its been turned on for about 5mins. My laptop is an Acer Aspire S3
The system fan is at the top right of the system the HDD(which I believe is an SSD on the S3 ultrabook) is at the top left. A failed fan bearing will make the noise you are describing. The S3 does come with a 1 yr warranty so if this is less than 1 yr old you may want to contact them to get the system repaired.