Laptoff shut off, won't turn back on

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June 9, 2010 at 12:45:59
Specs: Windows Vista
I have an HP laptop with Windows Vista and I was using it this morning when it suddenly made a clicking noise and turned off. There was no power outage, the outlet and surge protector were still providing power, and the LED light where it plugs into the laptop is still on. Earlier this morning, it had frozen so I had shut it down, but when it booted back up, it worked just fine. I was running a disk defragmenter at the time but it has never done that before. Also: will my hard drive be affected? I backed up most of my data a couple of weeks ago, but there are new files I'd be sad to see gone.
I tried the "remove power supply and battery, hold button for 30 seconds" thing, but it didn't work. Are there any solutions to this, or am I going to have to take it to a shop?

Edit: The battery pack was not being used; it's always plugged into the wall, so I know it's not a battery-related problem.


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#1
June 9, 2010 at 13:13:20
Clicking noise? Could be a HDD issue. Is the noise coming from the hard drive bay? That is in the front, left, bottom side of the unit I believe:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...

Put your ear near there and see if you the same type of clicking. Might be fan noise also. The fan is visible underneath the unit.

Just another stupid saying...


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#2
June 9, 2010 at 13:24:15
It's making a very, very faint ticking noise but I can't pinpoint it's source; it sounds equally loud everywhere. I thought it might be a fan problem but I haven't tried anything yet.

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#3
June 9, 2010 at 13:51:39
Find the Hard drive bay per my link above, lift up the laptop, and
put your ear on the hard drive bay to listen closer.

Just another stupid saying...


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#4
June 9, 2010 at 14:05:19
The computer I'm on doesn't show PDF files, but it definitely sounds loudest over the hard drive bay area.

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