January 27, 2009 at 10:14 pm #160874wsttMember
Anyone hear a strange, faint popping sound from time to time from their NC10? It sounds like a bubble popping and it happens whether or not the computer is muted or not. Anyone know what that sound is, and if it is a potential hard drive problem? Under the windows administrative tools, event viewer, I see no hard drive errors.January 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm #181591
i would suggest to use hd tune or speedfan as speedfan can give u pretty much everything you need to know about the stae of your hard drive.January 28, 2009 at 12:33 am #181584mauwongMember
Is your hard drive Fujiso by any chance? It tends to be louder than the other hard drive.January 28, 2009 at 6:45 am #181587jdog29Member
Yep, I too have noticed this in the beginning… It is just the Fujitsu hard drive noisy issue…. Many others have reported this with Fujisu hard drives. Funny thing is, now I do not hear it anymore since I wiped drive and loaded Windows 7 on my NC10.January 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm #181592
i have the fujitsu too. i think the noise is normal.January 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm #181594wsttMember
Yes, I have the Fujitsu. Thanks for the responses. By the way I installed speedfan and all it shows me is the hard drave and a few other temperatures, right?January 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm #181593
no. head to the SMART tab and choose your drive from the list. then click perform in-depth check…January 29, 2009 at 7:36 am #181586techno12Member
Mine makes that weird popping sound too every so often, but is a Western Digital according to Speedfan. OddJanuary 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm #181585SzabsMember
If you hear popping sound, thats ear infection 😉February 1, 2009 at 5:19 am #181588summertanMember
I finally got my sammy back from samsung with a new hard drive – Samsung. What a difference from the Fujitsu ….
Currently I am doing a full system backup to my external hard drive and the transfer speed is 5.4MB/s !February 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm #181590cm17Member
There are two spring loaded clips that keep the battery in place. If you move the machine and catch one of these – when it clips back into place later, it can make a popping sound.February 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm #181589summertanMember
It’s not that. You don’t have to move it to hear it and its definitely the hard drive. If that bothers anyone I recommend sending sammy back to samsung for hard drive change. I did that, they changed the Fujitsu hard drive to Samsung and the problem was solved.February 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm #181595BanwellMember
Yes – same here got NC10 yesterday and there is a metallic popping noise occasionally from harddrive area. It does not occur when the hd is in use – generally a few moments after it has come to rest. Its a minor problem on an otherwise superb machine. Have been using a S101 which is as silent as they come – I was at one point hoping to switch to a ssd HD when i decide what size i need.
Used speedfan and all is showing as okay.
Is this really something to be worried about?
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