My Laptop (a Inspiron 17R N7110 running a 64-bit Windows 7 has been making a buzzing or grinding noise (for lack of a better term) coming from the upper left corner. There is also a slight vibration on the left side. This happens whenever the computer s running, so it's not an audio issue. Is this a problem with the cooling system, or something else? How do I fix this?
Please run the hardware diagnostics on the system to confirm hardware failure. Here are the steps:
The Fan Module is located on the upper left corner. Make sure that the air vents are clean. You can clean them using canned air. Also, update the BIOS of the system and check if the issue still persists. Here are the steps:
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.
Please share the results, will take it further from there.