I have a weird problem with the laptop I bought 5 days ago. It makes a weird chirping noise (just like a cricket makes) as I move windows around my screen, scroll, or sometimes even if I do nothing. It is coming from the left side of my laptop and it's barely noticable but quite annoying.
I'm sure the noise is not coming from the speakers, because I mute the pc and the noise is still there and volume of it doesn't change with volume of computer. The noise goes away if I plug in the power, but when it is on battery, the noise is there.
I figured out after trying everything that, if I disable Intel HD Graphics 4600 on device manager, the noise goes away but I don't know if there's any downside to disabling that device. (I guess it is the GPU coming together with the processor, right?) Is it a hardware issue or is it because of software? Btw I have the latest driver for my cpu and Intel HD Graphics 4600.
Please help, if it's a hardware problem I should bring it to the technical support of Lenovo so that maybe I can get a replacement before 30 days pass after purchase. And if it is fixable by software I don't want to bear the trip to the store I bought my pc since it's quite far.
Here's additional information on my laptop:
Lenovo Ideapad Z710
OS: Upgraded to Windows 8.1 64 bit from Win 8 64 bit
CPU: Intel i7 4700MQ
HDD: 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD
GPU: Nvidia GT 740M (and Intel HD Graphics 4600)
In fact this issue seems as a hardware related issue. Either a piece of hardware with movable components is making this sound (as a fan or any other part) or a problem on circuitry due to defective hardware.You should contact Lenovo for this. .