Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:47 PM
Beginning last week I noticed that my HP laptop produced a sound that made me think something was broken off and rattling around inside. As the days progressed it started to sound more like a crackle (I wish I could better describe the sound but that's the best thing I can come up with at this time).
It doesn't do it all the time, which makes me believe that something is not loose and rattling around. The laptop has not been dropped or slammed down on any surface. I'm very careful with it.
I've narrowed down the general vicinity of the noise. When looking at the keyboard it's on the left side where tab, cap lock, etc. are located.
There is no rhyme or reason to when the crackling occurs, the length of time it does it or the loudness of the crackle. I've heard it when shifting the laptop, when I've picked it up to move it, and when I'm not doing anything except surfing the internet.
Does anyone have ANY ideas what may be causing this sound to be emmanating from the innards of the laptop?
No, it is not under warranty-that ended on Aug. 3, 2013.
If necessary I can call my cousin who works for HP.