Question Lenovo Thinkstation is clicking ?

egderic

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Hello,


I just bought a PC from a garage sale at work.

I booted it up last night, and I get this message in the bootup screen: Abnormal AUDIOUINFO.B1:0 status (10b)

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Then the computer starts Windows after that, and it seems to work fine, but I hear this weird "click click" sound.
It continues even after the PC is powered down! It even does it after the PC is unplugged, but only for a bit.

I uploaded a video

View: https://youtu.be/n_Cr8aKunKE


I can bring this computer back today or tomorrow. With the rock-bottom price that I got, I'm hesitant to do that if this is fixable, or just a problem with the internal speakers. I'm tempted to just move the Mobo, RAM, Video card, etc.. from this tower into my own tower.
 

Lutfij

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You're thinking of transplanting the innards of a prebuilt into another chassis? I wouldn't do that, instead return the unit and get a refund or pickup a similar system with something that doesn't exhibit a weird noise. If I took a stab at the issue I'd suspect it's the PSU in the prebuilt that might be the issue. Exact model for the Thinkstation you own? Lenovo have a number of them in their portfolio.
 

egderic

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Yeah, that's what I'm doing. They offered me an identical one without the clicking problem, so of course I'm taking it. I wasn't sure if there'd be another one available when I posted this.
Still a curious issue though, I've never seen anything like it!
 

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