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Laptop Noise What is This?

Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by N0sferatU, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    It's an Asus Zenbook Pro (2018)

    It has no moving parts that I'm aware of since it has an SSD. You can hear this only if the room is quiet. It never seems to stop. Laptop runs fine otherwise. Thoughts?

     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Well, it has at least one moving part, that will be the cooling fan.
    That sound could be a dusty fan or a botched fan bearing.
    To test easily this assumption, just use some benchmark software to ramp up the fan.
     
  3. Loster

    Loster Member Guru

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    It could be the moving head in your dying hard drive.
     
  4. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    Cheap easy way to check before sending this laptop for warranty?

    It's a solid state drive...
     

  5. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    If there's no HDD in there, then probably the fan
     
  6. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    That's what I said. Use SpeedFan or Prime95 to push the CPU and fan speed up and it changes the pitch/volume is clear as day that it's the cooling fan.
     
  7. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    Okay I'll give that a try. If it is the fan (and sounds like it likely is) is this a simple fix that I can do or am I better off just using the warranty? I'd hate to send the laptop in. Thanks!
     

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