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A random water dripping sound heard on my notebook


GPK1
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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

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Nontek

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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.

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Ian in Northampton

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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...

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GPK1

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

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Ian in Northampton

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Nope. Why do you ask?

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spuds

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GPK1

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.

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Jock1e

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Just normal guys that come on here and try and help others with problems that they have.

I suppose if you want proper tech help from professionals you would have to pay for it.

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GPK1

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

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Jock1e

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Grey arrow on the right click on it and it will turn green.

Not got pestpatrol on your computer by any chance as that used to give the sound of dripping water.

maybe give Malwarebytes a run just to see if it finds any problems.

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Ian in Northampton

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

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lotvic

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For the curious, ClickHere for MBAM thread about the noise

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