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Annoying hard drive Noise: Toshiba M200! HELP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by noobsaibot, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. noobsaibot

    noobsaibot Thread Starter

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    I have a question about my Toshiba M200. it makes a noise on the hard drive whenever I place it down on a hard surface. For instance if I turn it on, put it on the desk or simply tap the base where the hard drive is located it makes a sharp noise (which makes the hard drive go crazy with an annoying sound) as if the hard drive caddy is touching the hard drive. What could be the problem? Is it the hard drive because I was thinking of getting another, or could it be the cover in which protects the hard drive, THANKS!
     
  2. cdm1035

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    The only remotely similar situation that I am familiar with is the bearings going bad on the hard drive. No way of knowing for sure other than to open up your computer and inspect the hard drive and its housing.
     
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    What kind of "noise"?
     
  4. noobsaibot

    noobsaibot Thread Starter

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    Its a whistling sound. Once its starts doing that the hard drive will stop, then stard all over again. You know when you start a computer, thats the sound it makes when it starts all over again,. The computer does not shut down though. So I think it may be the bearings of the hard drive.
     
  5. frankjohn

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    I would back up any files ect that you want to save, just to be on the safe side.Acronis is a good software for back up
     
  6. noobsaibot

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    Any more suggestions?
     
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