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Old 02-16-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Noises coming from the inside on boot/browsing?

Hey All,

So I just noticed today a strange noise coming out of the reader on boot and sometimes when I browse the web. I can clearly hear a periodic "scratching" kinda noise from the inside, synced with every turn of the arrows that shows on the screen right after the boot. This also happened once, when I was browsing the web and the page was taking far too long to load. I am guessing it has something to do with the access to the hard drive, but is this a normal occurence? Anybody experienced anything like this?
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Not sure I wouldn't think it would even have a hard drive in honesty, as thin as it is and with the 2gb storage I would really expect it to have to be flash memory. It's not completely uncommon for electronics to hum but very few can people hear it. I suppose it's also possible there a tiny fan on the cpu or something but with ARM I don't think it would be needed.

My only worry if I heard a noise would be something dodgy with the battery, the odds are against that though. All in all I'd say it's probably nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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I am guessing it has something to do with the access to the hard drive, but is this a normal occurence? Anybody experienced anything like this?
Bad guess, no HDD. It uses flash memory.

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Usually, this means that the hyperdrive is acting up. If you want to be sure, you can isolate it, by cutting out the sub-light engines.
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