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Old 11-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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ThinkPad T420 clicking noise when watching video.

Hi all,
Yeah, so I'm running Slackware, and every time I watch a video file on my laptop, there is a feint clicking noise coming from the right hand side of my computer. Strangely, the larger the window, the slightly louder it gets :S

Any ideas? Anything to worry about do you think?

Btw I have the Intel Integrated HD video card.
Old 11-21-2012, 05:25 AM   #2
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Strange. Seems that it is your screen. Can you try to connect an external one and see if the problem persists. Some LCD's make strange noises that some people can hear. Had that problem with a Palm once.
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That "clicking noise" is most-likely a hard drive about to die.


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