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    Default acer 5720 making a clicking noise

    I just got a new Acer laptop (5720-302G08Mi). The laptop is sometimes making a light clicking noise. This could be the harddisk, but not sure. Is this normal for this model?


    Anyone experienced this before on this model?

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    Default Re: acer 5720 making a clicking noise

    i just bought a new 8920 last week too. and the first one i got had this weird clicking noise from either the HD or the LCD too but i had no idea if its much of a worried at that time, then i started to have a high pitch noise coming from the LCD while running it on battery mode. then after a restart the the LCD just went blank after the acer logo appear. i can see the HD is actually running cuase its loading vista and i can hear the sound of ivsta startup too. so i returned it to the retail shop i got it from and had them swapped me a new one the new runs perfectly fine without ANY clicking noise at all but the down side is the webcam has a straight thin line runing across it which the first 8920 i had b4 has no problem. bottom line .. i know i wont be buying another acer next time. nothing but problems and their technical support just sucks big time

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    Quote Originally Posted by simsky View Post
    I just got a new Acer laptop (5720-302G08Mi). The laptop is sometimes making a light clicking noise. This could be the harddisk, but not sure. Is this normal for this model?


    Anyone experienced this before on this model?
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    Default Re: acer 5720 making a clicking noise

    It is the Aspire. I have used Error-checking from Vista and used SeaTools for checking the harddisk and the harddisk passed all the tests. Doesn't seem to be any problem, but there is still a low clicking noise every so often.

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    Default Re: acer 5720 making a clicking noise

    you mentioned SeaTools.. i assume you have a seagate HDD,, well from past knowledge and reading the Forums here,, i can tell you that Seagate HDDs have a tendency to "chatter" a bit... and unfortunately it seems quite normal..

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    Default My case

    I have TravelMate 5720G, hard disk is WD and there are clicks. It occurs mainly when brightness is at highest value, very rare under lower brightness. Another annoying thing - there are some weird noises from display again at full brightness, and after it hard disk clicks.

    That occurs under Vista. There no such a thing under Linux. So, I think it's some kind of bug. I read about it in one German forum that TM 5720(G) has that problem, but not every model.
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    Default Re: My case

    Quote Originally Posted by wojwoda View Post
    I have TravelMate 5720G, hard disk is WD and there are clicks. It occurs mainly when brightness is at highest value, very rare under lower brightness. Another annoying thing - there are some weird noises from display again at full brightness, and after it hard disk clicks.

    That occurs under Vista. There no such a thing under Linux. So, I think it's some kind of bug. I read about it in one German forum that TM 5720(G) has that problem, but not every model.
    tat's exactly wat happened with my acer 8920 though the lcd decided to went blank on me after a while

 

 

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