Hey everyone... I have an Alienware m17x R4 Laptop and I've noticed that it makes an arching sound every now and then...it sounds like its coming from where the space bar is...I'm not having any problems with the laptop at all except when I boot it, from time to time the sound will be deactivated, in which I've noticed that if I just shut it down, it will fix itself upon reboot.... (which is annoying but I need my laptop and cannot spare time for it to be fixed) Typical to spend so much money with Dell and there are issues with the damn thing!!!!! Anyone know what the arching sound might be???

0 Kudos
1 Reply


Hi LoKi TrIcKsTeRR,

Please let me know if the system makes sound while using any specific keys on the keyboard or while using the touchpad.

Please update the audio driver which might help. Click on the link below, enter the system service tag and click Submit. Select the Operating system from the drop down list to get drivers for your system model:


Restart the system and check. Let me know the status.

Thanks and Regards,
DELL-Sujatha K
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status
Download Drivers

0 Kudos