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Ron Sedrick
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Registered: ‎07-16-2006
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Noisy hard drive

Noisy hard drive on my HP Pavilion 7970...ideas? Thanks, Ron
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lowster
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Re: Noisy hard drive

A noisy hard drive is a sign of self destruction, there is no more grease in between the plates.
Sounds like it is time for a new one.
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Perignon
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Re: Noisy hard drive

Hi Ron,

Well, I'd temper lowster's pessimistic opinion although he might be right, depending on the kind of noise you hear (could you describe?). For example, speedy disks sometimes stress fixations (screws, clips or others). So it's worth checking that your disk is still firmly seated in its lodgement. Also arrange cables more neatly as to avoid contacts with the disk where feasible.

Alain
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Rich S
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Hi Ron,

No matter what the problem is, you better back up ALL your data. A noisy hard drive is a sign of approaching failure.


Rich
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Ron Sedrick
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Re: Noisy hard drive

Thanks to all. After opening case I found that the noise is coming from a fan.
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Simon Kwan
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Registered: ‎07-13-2006
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You're luckily that the problem is the
fan, just replace the new one.

BTW, a noisy hard drive is a sign of approaching failure. Backup data A.S.A.P
or you will lost all of data in that HD.

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Perignon
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Re: Noisy hard drive

Hi Ron,

Good news that you didn't hast at purchasing a replacement HDD as some members suggested (based on you previous info). Fans are far more cheaper.

Enjoy your computer and store your essential files to CDs or DVDs sometimes. Where HDDs get physically dead, they seldom give warnings but the computer does (beeps or blank screen, or a siren-like noise).

Cheers
Alain

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