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How to Fix (Lenovo) Laptop Speaker Making a Buzzing Noise

Why is my Lenovo Laptop Making a Buzzing Noise?

Your Lenovo laptop may be making a buzzing noise because of clogged cooling fans, cracked or broken cooling fans, a failing hard drive, problematic drivers, dirty driver slots, or loose wire connections.

  • Clogged cooling fans
  • Cracked cooling fans
  • Failing or bad hard drive
  • Dirty driver slots
  • Loose cable connections


Clogged cooling fans

Cooling fans provided in the laptop are responsible for maintaining the temperature of the laptop when it’s working. Cooling fans may get clogged with dust over time due to high heat dissipation while performing heavy tasks or multiple functions at the same time or playing games on your laptop. This creates a buzzing noise in your Lenovo laptop.


Cracked fans

When one or more of your laptop’s cooling fans are cracked or broken, the laptop makes a loud buzzing noise that can be irritating. These fans may crack over a long period of time and also due to improper shutting down of your laptop.


Failing or bad hard drive

When hard drives installed in your computer have gone bad or are about to fail, your Lenovo laptop may make a buzzing sound because the memory sticks are unable to make strong and proper connections with the other laptop components.


Dirty driver slots

If the slots of your drivers are clogged with dust and dirt particles or if there is anything stuck in your driver slots like a metallic object, your Lenovo laptop will make a buzzing sound.


Loose cable connections

Your Lenovo laptop may make a buzzing sound when one or more of the cable connections to your laptop is/are loose or broken.


Why is my Lenovo Laptop Making a Static Noise?

Your Lenovo laptop may be making a static noise because of old or bad speakers, cooling fans, hard drives, improper or loose cable connections, or software issues.

It’s important to find the reason for the static sound coming out of your laptop before repairing the issue.

  • Old speakers, hard drives and/or cooling fans
  • Loose or incorrect cable connections
  • Software or driver problems


How to Fix a Lenovo Laptop Buzzing Noise?

You can fix the buzzing noise of your Lenovo laptop by cleaning dust from the cooling fans, replacing the broken fans, updating the device drivers, clearing dust from the driver slots or checking loose cable connections.


To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Clean the dusty cooling fans of your laptop with a blow dryer, alcohol and a very soft cloth.
  2. Replace the broken cooling fans by removing them from their casing and installing a new set.
  3. Troubleshoot the hard drive issues from the “Control Panel” of your laptop. In case of failed drives, you will need to replace them with new ones.
  4. Clean the driver slots by blowing compressed air through them. You can also use a fine paintbrush to clean the tiny chips located in the slots.
  5. Remove the cable connections and attach them firmly to establish strong connections among the various components of your laptop such as power units, motherboard, RAM and so on.


Lenovo Laptop speaker buzzing noise


How to Fix a Lenovo Laptop Static Noise?

You can fix the static noise of your Lenovo Laptop by replacing old and damaged speakers, hard drives, and cooling fans, checking the loose cables connections, and troubleshooting driver issues.

  1. Replace the old and damaged components of your laptop like speakers, hard drives and/or cooling fans. You may want to get it fixed by the support center of Lenovo as the replacement may be tricky and can damage the other components if not done rightly.
  2. Make sure that all the cable connections are tight and firm. The cables shouldn’t be broken.
  3. Troubleshoot the driver issues by uninstalling the drivers and installing the latest drivers downloaded from the official website of Lenovo Support Centre.


Lenovo laptop makes a buzzing noise when watching videos

If you experience a buzzing sound coming out of your Lenovo laptop when watching videos, it’s because of dirty cooling fans of your laptop and failing video drivers.


To fix this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Clean the cooling fans and driver slots of your laptop by blowing compressed air from a blow dryer to remove all the trapped dust.
  2. Use alcohol and a microfiber cloth to wipe the cooling fans and clean them.
  3. Uninstall the video drivers of your laptop completely. Go to the official website of your laptop provider. Enter the details of your laptop like the model, serial number, series and subseries.
  4. Go to the “Drivers and Software” option and download the latest drivers on your laptop.
  5. Once they are downloaded, right-click the name and select the “Run as Administrator” option to install them on your laptop.


Lenovo laptop making beeping noise on startup

Your Lenovo laptop may make a beeping noise on startup because of keyboard beep is enabled on your keyboard.


You can disable the keyboard beeping by following the steps given below.

  1. Press the “F1” key repeatedly to enter the BIOS setup.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the “Config” tab and press the “Enter” key.
  3. Navigate to the “Beep and Alarm” option and press the “Enter” key.
  4. Go to the “Keyboard Beep” option and disable it. Press the “Enter” key, save the changes and exit the BIOS setup.


Lenovo Yoga buzzing noise

Your Lenovo Yoga laptop may be making a buzzing noise because of a problematic cooling fan.


You can follow the steps given below to fix the issue of a buzzing Lenovo Yoga laptop.

  1. Power down your laptop and flip it to reveal its underside.
  2. Find the support website address and open the service manual from the website.
  3. Remove the screws located at the bottom of the laptop. This will help you gain access to the inside of the laptop.
  4. To remove the laptop cover, keep the hinged end of the screen away from you and use a thin flat thing to act as a wedge. Lift the edge that is close to you in the upward direction and slowly move towards the other end.
  5. After removing the cover, disconnect the cables connected to the cooling apparatus of your laptop and motherboard.
  6. Remove the screws that hold the cooling fans in place and store them in a safe location.
  7. Pull the cooling module upwards and keep it aside. Place a new cooling module in its place and apply the thermal paste and tape.
  8. Attach everything back in the reverse order of removing them. Flip your laptop over and power it ON to see if it still makes a buzzing noise.


Lenovo ThinkPad buzzing noise

Your Lenovo ThinkPad may be making a buzzing noise because of broken cooling fans. You can fix this problem only by replacing the cooling fans of your laptop.


Follow the steps given below to replace the cooling fans of your Lenovo ThinkPad.

  1. Open your laptop by removing the screws and taking off the outer covering.
  2. Disconnect the wires connecting the cooling fans with the motherboard of your laptop.
  3. Remove the screws holding the fans in position.
  4. Pull the broken fans upwards and remove them.
  5. Place the new cooling fans in their place.
  6. Fasten the screws to keep the fans held tightly in place.
  7. Reconnect all the wires and cables and reassemble your laptop.
  8. Power the laptop ON to see if the buzzing noise has stopped.


Lenovo IdeaPad buzzing noise

Your Lenovo IdeaPad may be making a buzzing noise because of bad or failing hard drives. This can cause problems like media slowing down in addition to annoying buzzing noise.


To fix your Lenovo IdeaPad buzzing noise, follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to the official website of Lenovo PC Support Center and enter your laptop’s specifications such as the model number and press the “Enter” key.
  2. Under the “Download” section, click on the link relevant to your laptop’s specifications. When prompted, click on the “Save” button and browse for a location to save the downloaded file. Once the download completes, go to the location where you have saved the file.
  3. Double-click the file name to begin the installation process. Follow the prompts given by the installation wizard. When the installation process is completed, click on the “Lenovo Solution Center” icon on your desktop screen and select the “Cleanup” option. Select “Hardware” from the list of options that pop up on your screen followed by “Full Scan”. Your computer will now undergo deep scanning for issues that are leading to the buzzing noise.
  4. Once the scanning completes, you will see errors on your laptop screen and ways to troubleshoot them. Fix the issues and your Lenovo IdeaPad will stop making the buzzing noise.


Lenovo X1 Carbon buzzing noise

Your Lenovo X1 Carbon may be making a buzzing noise because of failing device drivers and/or outdated BIOS.

You can get rid of this problem in your Lenovo X1 Carbon by making sure that the BIOS and device drivers are up to date.


To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Go to the official website of Lenovo Support Centre.
  2. Select your product from the catalog or you can enter the serial number of your laptop. Choose the “Drivers and Software” option from the list given on the left-hand side.
  3. Begin a manual scan by clicking on the “Manual Scan” option to start scanning your X1 Carbon laptop for updates.
  4. Once the scanning process completes, you will see the available updates.
  5. Download the updates onto your laptop.
  6. Double click each update to install it by following the prompts on the screen.


Lenovo Legion Y740 buzzing noise

If your Lenovo Legion Y740 is making a buzzing noise, it’s because of a whining coil. 


To stop your Legion Y740 from making a buzzing sound, you can send it to Lenovo’s Service Center.


You can also try a quick fix solution given below:

  1. Go to the Corsair iCue application and disable “Port Zone”. Disable the lighting on the ports from this window as well.
  2. Set the ports to blue instead of red and green to get rid of this buzzing noise coming out of your Lenovo Legion Y740.

Ernie Lo

Ernie Lo is a qualified web designer and web developer. He works as an IT support technician and website manager at Benleigh Vending, and he also fixes vending machines.

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