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Old 06-16-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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At random times when I'm using my laptop today I noticed a squeaking, scraping noise coming from the part of my laptop where the hard drive is contained. Also, whenever I put my arm on the laptop and apply a little pressure I hear the squeak / scrap thing... is this the case a little loose or something or is it hard drive failure? My laptop is only a few months old but has been constant problems since I got it.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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well the hdd manufacturer should have a tool to test the hdd with, so give that a try.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Hard Drive Failure?? :(

Yup, definitely sounds like the HDD is going bad. Since it's new, have it replaced under warranty.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hard Drive Failure?? :(

There could also be a fan of some sort in there, causing the noise. But run a HDD diagnostic test.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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How can I run that?
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How can I run that?
manufacturers website -> download
should be something in there
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How can I run that?
Download, burn to CD, boot from the CD and do the tests.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:06 PM   #8
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Default Re: Hard Drive Failure?? :(

Another problem is my CD/DVD drive doesn't really work. It gives me a BSOD whenever I insert anything.
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