Home Forums Tech Helproom Ticking noise from my laptop Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Ticking noise from my laptop Baryal khan 15:04 01 Jan 2017 Locked I just got a hp probook 450 g3 and its making a strange ticking sound and I am 100% sure its the hdd that is making the sound and I haven't even put any load on it yet plz help p.s I sent it back to the shop I bought it from and they say its fine Belatucadrus 15:32 01 Jan 2017 Is it regular or intermittent ? bumpkin 16:50 01 Jan 2017 Back it up now,click here info here just in case alanrwood 19:58 01 Jan 2017 "I sent it back to the shop I bought it from and they say its fine" They would wouldn't they. If it is ticking then just get a refund if they are not prepared to sort it out. Why take a risk. Forum Editor 08:47 02 Jan 2017 Ticking noises from a new hard drive are always a cause for concern. The last thing you want with a new computer is a nagging doubt. In your situation, I think I would insist that the supplier does something about this - a new hard drive would seem to be the best way forward. rickf 10:56 02 Jan 2017 I think it usually means the h/d is on the way out. Have it changed. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.