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Dell 610c Lattitude Using Win Xp Pro

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#1 mrbeard


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:10 AM

can someone help me plz if i slightly tilt my laptop with left side higher than right hand side its ok but tends to stall when flat seems to be like a clock ticking when flat has i lift starts working again

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:46 AM

could it be overheating when flat and the cooling fan can't get enough air?

have you cleaned it?

here's a scary picture


Edited by DaChew, 04 September 2007 - 07:03 AM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:17 PM

Hi . I'm not sure what you mean by "stall". I assume you mean freeze (stop responding).

The only thing I can imagine would cause this noise is the hard disk drive. This is call "seek" noise. It is trying to access files on the drive and it repeatedly fails and keeps trying again.

You should run a hard drive diagnostic available from the drive manufacturer's web site. To find the manufacturer and exact model of drive:

Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button

Click the plus sign just to the left of "Disk drives". The make and model should be listed there.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:18 AM

It may also be a loose wire somewhere in the case that is shorting out.
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