Hello, I have an HP ENVY Phoenix 850-065se. Since day one it's been making this noise:
I recorded that sound with my phone, so it's the exact one, not something similar from the internet. You can hear the fan which is fine, but then that clicking/crackling sound is what's annoying. Yesterday I swapped the included Hard Drive with an SSD and removed the Hard Drive completely. It's booting up with the SSD, everything's fine on that front. I always thought the sound was the Hard Drive but apparently it's not that. I took the sliding tower cover off and turned it on and tried to see if I could just hear where that sound is coming from but I can't pinpoint it. Really surprised it's not the Hard Drive.
Here's some specs:
Any ideas on what I should check next, and how to check it? Like, "disconnect this, boot up, is it still doing it?" kinda thing? Thanks for any help