[D-community-offtopic] A Little Cacophony of Sounds [Long-ish]
hewho7 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 23:55:28 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 10:51:27PM +0100, godo wrote:
> On 2011-03-04 21:19, Freeman wrote:
> >(Possibly an exaggeration.)
> >However I have never had a laptop make sounds I didn't understand. And, if
> >the harddrive began making extra noises, I knew to devote all remaining
> >session time to updating backups.
> >But my Inspiron 1721 makes weird noises.
> >1. Mystery Beep
> Does it sound like bios beep?
> Maybe have some power problems.
> Can you check are cables and connectors inside laptop loose?
> I'm notice that sometimes just a gentle push without hearing any
> click or feel it can fix things.
> Is it power adapter functional? Can you measure power with
> multimeter and twist around jack that entering in laptop?
That sounds really close.
These Dells have given me awful problems with power supplies. I've owned 5
Dell laptops, and replaced 4 PA-10 and PA-12 power supplies. Currently I am
minus one power supply, running at reduced capacity on another and only have
one fully functional power supply.
So that will equal 6 replacement power supplies over 5 notebooks, if my
remaining good power supply stays at 100%.
I will check cables when I next get time to open it.
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