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Clicking noise in IdeaPad Gaming 3 with SSD

2021-10-13, 0:27 AM

I hear a strange clicking/grinding noise in my new IdeaPad Gaming 3 (the model shown here), even though it should have no moving parts except the fans. The sounds is exactly like a hard drive read/write head moving, but there is no such drive. I opened the computer up to add some RAM, and I didn't see anything that might be obstructing the fans (here is a picture of the internals, in case it is helpful). I managed to get a recording of the fan which you can find here. Note that the background noise isn't from the fans, the computer was completely silent apart from the clicking sounds. Also, I noticed that, when the sound occurs, I can feel something move when my hands are on the keyboard, so something is definitely moving inside. 

 

Any ideas what could be going on?

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Re:Clicking noise in IdeaPad Gaming 3 with SSD

2021-10-13, 12:46 PM

Hello @Sheepiedog ,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Would you mind posting where on the machine you can hear the sound from?

This information should help us with referencing what is under the part where the sound comes from.

Hope this helps.
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Jack_Lenovo1



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Re:Clicking noise in IdeaPad Gaming 3 with SSD

2021-10-14, 3:54 AM

Thanks for the response. It is hard to pinpoint the origin of the sound, since it mostly just sounds like it is coming from below the keyboard, but if I had to pick a spot I would say behind the D and F keys on the keyboard.

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