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Old 01-21-2009, 06:16 AM   #1
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My laptop has begun, repeatedly, making this unfamiliar sound as if a gnome is inside it and tapping a glass marble on a wooden counter top.

Paddadap.







Paddadap.


Paddadap.

Is this a indication that the hard drive is giving up?

Just in case, I have begun to create a current backup to my USB drive of all important files.

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Awesome description. I loled.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
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Just in case, I have begun to create a current backup to my USB drive of all important files.
That's the first smart move. Might want to start checking newegg or ecost for new drives.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:48 AM   #4
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With electronics, I find that a big sledge hammer makes all those noises go away!
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:55 AM   #5
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That's the sound of the forgotten pr0n trying to get out.

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:55 AM   #6
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good choice, on backing up your info.

mine did the same thing , than one morning it would not turn on said something about install proper media in drive,

bought a new HD, well bought a portable usb drive and stole the HD out of it,it was cheaper and reinstalled Windows

works great, now
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:58 AM   #7
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That's the sound of the forgotten pr0n trying to get out.
Forgotten?

Whatdya think is soooooo important to back-up, geesh, whatdya take me for?

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:01 AM   #8
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HDD, fan, or disc drive.

Just about all the moving parts in a laptop

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:07 AM   #9
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With electronics, I find that a big sledge hammer makes all those noises go away!
Hmmmm.

"I dunno how that huge flattening got there huney! Did you drop it? Or worse, did the baby get hold of it? You know how he is ALWAYS wanting to 'pway komputer'"

To be honest, I'll be glad to see this 4 year old POS go away. It's slow. The CD/DVD drive failed about 2 year ago. It's never seen a lap. Adn it's a PITA to upgrade.

A couple year ago I wanted to max out the SDRAM (DDRAM?) only to find out I would have to surgically remove the keyboard to install the second gig of memory. WTF?

Then, when the internal writer failed I was "informed" that the only compatible replacement would come from HP for a mere $400. Yeah. I went for the outboard Sony Universal instead and, honestly, I have never used it.

Bought the external USB HD for home video backups of the baby. Then I got a Sony DVD player burner that I could hook teh camera to directly so, I have never used this laptop for home vids either.

Mebe I can follow a lead here. Get a decent desktop to replace this POC. Buy another cheap external HD, and replace the internal drive and dedicate this one to brewing.

Sounds like a plan to me.

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:36 AM   #10
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Forgotten?

Whatdya think is soooooo important to back-up, geesh, whatdya take me for?
I guess I was just assuming you had 2TB worth of porn as per the fake site requirement.

 
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