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HP Pavilion a6780a Internal Noises - Makes Start-up (and sometimes shutdown) a NIGHTMARE!

My HP Pavilion a6780a, running Windows Vista SP2, makes these abnormal internal noises, which don't affect the computer's performance, but are still annoying.

The question is - what's the noise (I think it's the fan or the hard drive, but it could be something else altogether) and how do I deal with it?

 

The links are to videos of the computer starting up (on the second attempt), and the noises typically made whilst it is running.

 

Startup calamity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBft_hWB5nM

 

Running noise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPq6b70GlvE


All comments are appreciated.



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Re: HP Pavilion a6780a Internal Noises - Makes Start-up (and sometimes shutdown) a NIGHTMARE!

You really need to open the case and determine the source. Just stay grounded to prevent static discharge.

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