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Laptop Making A Loud Rattling Noise (sound clip included)

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#1 btl00x


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:18 PM

I have a Lenovo Flex 2-15D. It has been making a constant rattling noise, the volume fluctuates. It starts as soon as its powered on and does not stop until its shut down. It's also heating up and running very slow. I cleaned the fan but it didn't help. 

I attached audio of the sound its making. I'm hoping someone knows this noise. Could this be my fan or hard drive needing to be replaced?
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.



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#2 PhillPower2


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:48 PM

Hello btl00x,


Could this be my fan or hard drive needing to be replaced?




Could be either tbh but I`m leaning towards the HDD as the noise does not sound like failing fan bearings of fan blades that are catching.



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#3 mightywiz


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:56 PM

that's the fan!  it's to low pitched to be a HDD motor.  a HDD motor sounds like a jet engine when the bearing is going bad.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:07 PM

Fan was my first impression also. Hopefully your fan can be replaced without also replacing the heat sink.

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