Buzzing Noise from Laptop

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    Sorry for this vague question, but my son is off at school and his laptop is acting up, and I can't see it or test it in any way.

    He has a 3 year-old vaio laptop and he tells from time to time (usually when he is on battery power) that he hears a buzzing noise coming from side of laptop. It lasts a few seconds and then stops.

    We did replace his battery a couple of weeks ago and everything seemed to be fine after the replacement, so I'm not sure these events are related. Old battery was completely incapable of holding a charge; new battery charged up and seemed to be fine. (Replacement is a new Sony battery)

    Any thoughts as to what might be causing this?

    Thanks,
    Len
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    LenC, does the laptop have a CD/DVD drive? Ask him to eject it, when the noise is apparent, to see if it stops right away. That action might give you a clue.
    That's all I can think of!
     
  3. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Perhaps check/clean the fan.
     
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