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Default crackling sound on startup/shutdown - 11-06-2010, 12:32 AM

My Mini 10 arrived as I left for vacation. I used it when I got back and found that sometimes the unit, not the speakers, emits a crackling noise on startup, shutdown and sometimes at random. After 4 lengthy chats and 2 repair visits with Dell in which they replaced the speakers (1rst time) and found nothing wrong (2nd time) I asked for a return ticket and got turned down.
When does this happen? The worst way, inconsistently. Sometimes I use it for an hour or 2 then suddenly it starts. Sometimes during startup and sometimes during shutdown. Where does the sound occur? Not from the speakers, it sounds internal. I finally got a recording of the sound (!!).

This is my 7th or 8th Dell unit and I am really frustrated. Yes it is still under warranty.
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Default 11-06-2010, 12:39 AM

sounds like it may be coming from the hard drive

Dell Mini 10 (Obsidian Black 1010), 2gb RAM, 1.66ghz 533mhz FSB (Z530) processor, A10 BIOS, 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) WD Scorpio Blue Hard Drive (5400rpm), Intel GMA 500 Integrated Graphics, TV Tuner, Bluetooth 2.1 module with EDR, 1.3mp Camera, 1366x768 HD Screen, Wireless 1510 b/g/n mini card, 6 cell (56WHr) Battery, 4gb SDHC, 64gb Flashdrive, Targus Netbook Chillpad, Targus Sport Case, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (500gb)/Windows 8.1 (500gb) (Dual Boot)

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hard drive noise, mini10, noise

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