A random water dripping sound heard on my notebook

  GPK1 10 Jun 13

A 'water dripping' or 'chugging sound' is heard at random on my notebook. The sound can be clearly heard even when the speakers are muted. I have been through the malware removal process on the MBAM forum and my notebook is free of malware.

I was asked of the MBAM forum to record the sound in order to eliminate the remote possibility of screen hardware problems. I was unable to record the sound on my mobile and do not have any external audio devices to record the sound. We got a bit stuck at the point.

I am hoping you guys can shed some light on the problem?

Many Thanks

  Nontek 10 Jun 13

What is the make, model and OS of the notebook? Also how old is it?

It might just need a thorough internal cleanup, getting rid of dust/fluff etc, making sure that all grills in case are completely clear and any internal fans clean and running freely.

Is it possible someone has played a prank on you? Many years ago, this was a favourite thing to do - there was a little program you could install surreptitiously on a friend's PC that would make the sound of dripping water. It was about as popular as turning your mate's screen upside down with Ctrl, Alt and the down arrow key...

  GPK1 10 Jun 13

Re previous two replies - Are either of you guys PC Advisor tech support staff?

Nope. Why do you ask?

  spuds 10 Jun 13


The responder's are people 'with knowledge of computers' and other things, who voluntary give their time for free on a daily basis,in helping other people out. There are no PC Advisor tech support staff, employed by PCA to give daily advice.

  GPK1 10 Jun 13

Thanks guys...Im in the wrong forum. How do I close this thread?

You kinda wonder what forum the OP is looking for...

  lotvic 10 Jun 13

For the curious, ClickHere for MBAM thread about the noise

  northumbria61 10 Jun 13

Could he be after the composer of Handel's Water Music? Nontek, Ian, ever get the feeling you wished you had stayed in bed?

  Woolwell 10 Jun 13

I might suggest a water user forum but seriously I wonder if the sound is really coming from the vicinity of the screen or is in fact the hard drive beginning to fail.


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