My laptop is making funny sound

By dinamike
Jul 9, 2011
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  1. hello everyone i have an hp pavillion dv2401pu yesterday when i tried i switch on it ,then after somtime of opening it started making funny sound and the opening process countinued up to windows starting window,then it shut down.............pls someone help me....sorry to mention it before that my laptop is 3 year old.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    As a guess it could be your CPU fan that was making a noise due to malfunction and that caused the CPU to overheat and thus it shut down.

    Can you describe what the "funny sound" actually sounded like, was it a click, a squeek or something else, try and put it in words as best you can and compare it with something similar that I can relate to.
  3. dinamike

    dinamike Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks for your reply,it was sounded like squeek.
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    That would most probably be a fan causing the noise so my first guess is probably correct. You would need to dismantle the laptop to gain access to the fan and replace it. If you do not have the confidence to do this you would be better off taking it to a (recommended) computer repair shop. If you continue to try booting the laptop you may do permanent damage to the CPU.
  5. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    There is a chance that if it's really the CPU fan, then the CPU might have gone ka-putte as well :(

    You should either have the PC checked, or check it yourself. We at TS can advice you with the latter if necessary.
  6. annizahcamid

    annizahcamid Newcomer, in training Posts: 32

    just like my laptop as well. :(
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    clean the fan with compressed air. If you aren't comfortable, get a professional.
  8. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    If you decide to clean the fan yourself, then be sure not to repeat this guy's error: --> http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic166418.html

    It can end up costly.


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