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Rapid Clicking from one speaker

I have a rather rapid clicking coming from the left speaker of my  Latitude 2100, the sound has a regular cadence and sometimes speeds up or slows down, or gos away  for a while.

I doubt it is the hard drive, because the clicking is clearly from the speaker and it is very rapid, and the harddrive is brand new.  I was wondering if it might be associated with some interference from the heatsink fan. When the sound is occuring turning down the volume and/or muting has no effect.

Any ideas?

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Re: Rapid Clicking from one speaker

Hi elster99,

Please run the PSA diagnostic to check if the hardware is working as designed. Follow the below steps.

Turn the computer off >restart the computer

 At the Dell logo screen, start tapping the F12 key a few times until you see the ‘One Time Boot Menu’ appear.

 At the one time boot menu, press the down arrow key to highlight ‘Diagnostic’, and then press Enter to begin the PSA diagnostics.

Please make a note of any error codes listed if the test fails.

In addition, also check if the clicking noise appears if you use the headphone.

Cleaning the air vents using the can of compressed air helps,if there are minor dust particles.

Do reply for further assistance.

Thanks and regards,
Senthil S
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