My Dell Latitude D505 laptop was making strange winding sound

By Chassa
Aug 16, 2010
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  1. Hello. My dell latitude D505 laptop was making a loud winding noise underneath(facing me) the left side closest to the screen. Underneath that location is a fan. Why it was making such a loud winding noise, It sounded similar to an old tape player rewinding a cassette. I don't know but I do know it's never done that before.

    Does anyone know what this could be and is it safe to use my computer even though the winding noise stopped? It lasted for at least a few hours, then suddenly stopped.

    Thank you.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,387   +105

    Is it warm or hot in that location? It's either the HDD or CPU Fan?
    If it's the CPU Fan that needs to be replaced.
    If it's the HDD then backup your data or clone the HDD as the HDD is starting to go.
    Normally if it's the HDD it will make clunking noises.

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