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#1 bill5

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 02:57 PM

Random sound several times a minute. I don't see the drive light illuminating when it makes the noise. Virtual memory is system managed. I DON'T hear the sound when doing disk diagnostics that keep the drive constantly busy.Driving me crazy! Any ideas? THANKS!

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:58 AM

? fan, ? CD drive

Put your ear up close to it to see if you can tell where it's coming from.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:19 AM

Further research leads me to believe that it's possibly "parking" of the reading arm/heads on the Fugitsu drive. I found several threads indicating that this is a somewhat common problem with Sony laptops. Sony's solution is to have the owner send in the machine for drive replacement. Of course, all data is lost and it takes them weeks to get the laptop back to the owner. The question remains that if an owner doesn't wish to send the machine back and have to reload data upon it's return, does this annoying sound actually do any damage or decrease the life of the drive itself. Here's a link to one of those threads relating to this issue:

http://www.club-vaio.sony-europe.com/clubv...ad?thread=32508

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:53 PM

I knew of a problem the same with a DELL Lattitude. The hard drive would make continuous clicking noises followed by a Blue Screen of Death message moments after. DELL have not yet isolated the problem despite sending a new hard drive and new CD ROM...strange....the client ended up packing it in and buying a HP....

Hope its not so severe...for the money you pay for SONY laptops they should really be looking after you....good luck...:-)




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