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Weird clicking sound coming from inside Legion 5-15IMH05H

2020-10-15, 20:24 PM

I recently bought the legion 5i and everything is working perfectly. However I noticed a weird , faint,  little high pitched clicking noise (but also sound more digital/industrial than a normal mechanical clicking sound) that lasts for like half a second whenever I power on my laptop or open it from sleep mode, also it is heard sometimes when I open some programs and also can be heard randomly throughout my usage but rarely. The sound doesn't affect performance and doesn't sound alarming but it's annoying and I'm worried it might indicate that something is malfunctioning. 

 

Note that the sound isn't coming from the speakers/sound system and is definitely coming from inside the laptop/one of its components because it can't be heard from headphone.

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Re:Weird clicking sound coming from inside Legion 5-15IMH05H

2020-10-16, 18:48 PM

Hello Omar Hashem,

 

unfortunately its difficult to figure out what might be causing the sound without hearing a recording, just based on your description. My best guess would be, that it could be coming from a HDD? Is there one built into your machine? This would make sense in the context, that its audible when you start the machine or start some program. The discs within the HDD start spinning and the reader head might be causing the sound?

 

could you possibly record the sound and upload it to youtube, or somewhere else?


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2020-10-18, 17:41 PM

I uploaded a small mp3 file on Google drive which you can access, the sound I'm talking about appears at 0:04 right the after thw generic user account control notification sound...it's almost unnoticeable sometimes especially in noisy environments so i suggest you turn your volume up....the link is down below 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dKjqk8FtNPX2YNkOaJU5aGG2G3rU-9wY/view?usp=drivesdk

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2020-10-18, 18:28 PM
  • I also noticed it always makes that sound when i power off my laptop, and note that i have windows installed on the SSD not the HDD. 
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2020-10-19, 10:12 AM

Thank you for the recording, I was able to hear the sound you are referring to. I think that this really sounds like the head of the HDD when it starts reading something off the HDD. Just try to copy some big files onto the HDD a listen to it again? If you can hear the sound again while copying to the HDD, its definitely the sound of the reader/writer head of the HDD.

 

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2020-10-19, 13:46 PM

Thanks a lot and i will try to do so, but my question is, is that a problem? Does it mean the HDD faulty or is that a normal sound? 

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2020-10-19, 13:54 PM

As long as you can hear it only when the HDD starts to spin and its not a sound that appears irregularly and sounds differently every time, I think it is ok. I know that in the past, with older HDDs, you could permanently hear this sound and it was considered normal, so I do not think you need to be alarmed about this.

 

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2020-10-19, 18:37 PM

I see, but i do also hear it sometimes in random times like when I'm browsing on Google, the sound is always the same though...and the laptop is brand new (2 weeks old) so it's weird that it may have an old HDD model installed if that's the case

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2020-10-20, 14:27 PM

By "older" I meant older models, not HDDs that would be old as it comes to their age or time being used. I guess some models can still show this behavior also these days. Have you tried copying a bigger file onto the HDD and could you constantly hear the sound, or only when the copying process started?

 

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Re:Weird clicking sound coming from inside Legion 5-15IMH05H

2020-10-24, 10:50 AM

As far as i can tell, i only hear an audible sound when the copying starts, then throughout the copying process if i put my ears near the place of the hdd i can hear very faint clicking sounds which i would've never noticed in normal use, so i guess that's normal? Thanks a lot for your help by the way. 

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