Noise from Solo 9300

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Has anyone heard a high pitched squealing sound from a Solo 9300? I get it
a lot and if I just lift the computer in the air, change the angle of the
screen or just any movement seems to make it go away for a few minutes.
Then it comes back when the laptop is just sitting still.

Any ideas?
Ed
 
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No high pitched squealing but recently my Solo 9500 gives off a loud
internal clicking sound when hot. My service consultant agrees that this is
probably the HDD going bad. At the same time my 1.1 UMB dual ports have
developed bad contact. I have to jiggle to get connection. Both of these
complaints lead to a question.

Now that the Gateway Country Stores have closed where does one go for laptop
repair? I asked the question of Gateway's e-mail support and was completely
ignored. Someone said on this list recently the Gateway laptop returns and
repairs all get sent to Taiwan in batches and take weeks to turn around. Is
there any truth to that ... and how do you get in the system anyway?

I am going to have to go locally to a laptop repair shop for HDD
replacement, a fan check and a duel USB replacement - unless anyone has a
better idea. While I'm at it can I ask how big a HDD can I put in to replace
the 30G I have in a Solo 9500 and I replace my 1.1 dual USB with a 2.0?
Thanks, Denzil.

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"Ed" <ekirstein_atcatskill.net> wrote in message
news:11c6pqt6ik1lm6e@corp.supernews.com...

> Has anyone heard a high pitched squealing sound from a Solo 9300? I get
> it a lot and if I just lift the computer in the air, change the angle of
> the
> screen or just any movement seems to make it go away for a few minutes.
> Then it comes back when the laptop is just sitting still.
> Any ideas?

> Ed
 
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Even when the Gateway stores were open, they did not do advanced laptop
repair (motherboards, lcd's, etc)at the store. Right now, Gateway repairs
its laptops in Houston, Texas at Arima. If you call them I am sure they can
service it for you. They used to charge a $299 flat rate for all non-abuse
laptop repairs. I don't know if that is still in effect though.

"Denzil Hathway" <hathway@cox.net> wrote in message
news:MMYwe.9305$4o.2017@fed1read06...
> No high pitched squealing but recently my Solo 9500 gives off a loud
> internal clicking sound when hot. My service consultant agrees that this
> is probably the HDD going bad. At the same time my 1.1 UMB dual ports have
> developed bad contact. I have to jiggle to get connection. Both of these
> complaints lead to a question.
>
> Now that the Gateway Country Stores have closed where does one go for
> laptop repair? I asked the question of Gateway's e-mail support and was
> completely ignored. Someone said on this list recently the Gateway laptop
> returns and repairs all get sent to Taiwan in batches and take weeks to
> turn around. Is there any truth to that ... and how do you get in the
> system anyway?
>
> I am going to have to go locally to a laptop repair shop for HDD
> replacement, a fan check and a duel USB replacement - unless anyone has a
> better idea. While I'm at it can I ask how big a HDD can I put in to
> replace the 30G I have in a Solo 9500 and I replace my 1.1 dual USB with a
> 2.0? Thanks, Denzil.
>
> =================
>
> "Ed" <ekirstein_atcatskill.net> wrote in message
> news:11c6pqt6ik1lm6e@corp.supernews.com...
>
>> Has anyone heard a high pitched squealing sound from a Solo 9300? I get
>> it a lot and if I just lift the computer in the air, change the angle of
>> the
>> screen or just any movement seems to make it go away for a few minutes.
>> Then it comes back when the laptop is just sitting still.
>> Any ideas?
>
>> Ed
>
>
 
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I had a $300 repair on a 9300 recently. One good thing is that they fix and
return at superhuman speed!! And they took it upon themselves to replace
some of the worn keys (letters) on my keypad without my even asking. Got to
say that for Gateway. No squeal, by the way.


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"Tweek" <shawnwingetNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:7c1xe.25629$Ff6.22874@trnddc09...
> Even when the Gateway stores were open, they did not do advanced laptop
> repair (motherboards, lcd's, etc)at the store. Right now, Gateway repairs
> its laptops in Houston, Texas at Arima. If you call them I am sure they
can
> service it for you. They used to charge a $299 flat rate for all non-abuse
> laptop repairs. I don't know if that is still in effect though.
>
> "Denzil Hathway" <hathway@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:MMYwe.9305$4o.2017@fed1read06...
> > No high pitched squealing but recently my Solo 9500 gives off a loud
> > internal clicking sound when hot. My service consultant agrees that this
> > is probably the HDD going bad. At the same time my 1.1 UMB dual ports
have
> > developed bad contact. I have to jiggle to get connection. Both of these
> > complaints lead to a question.
> >
> > Now that the Gateway Country Stores have closed where does one go for
> > laptop repair? I asked the question of Gateway's e-mail support and was
> > completely ignored. Someone said on this list recently the Gateway
laptop
> > returns and repairs all get sent to Taiwan in batches and take weeks to
> > turn around. Is there any truth to that ... and how do you get in the
> > system anyway?
> >
> > I am going to have to go locally to a laptop repair shop for HDD
> > replacement, a fan check and a duel USB replacement - unless anyone has
a
> > better idea. While I'm at it can I ask how big a HDD can I put in to
> > replace the 30G I have in a Solo 9500 and I replace my 1.1 dual USB with
a
> > 2.0? Thanks, Denzil.
> >
> > =================
> >