My laptop, which I've had for 5 months now, is sometimes making a tapping sound. I suspect this to be the HDD needle tapping against the center.
This doesn't happen often. Last time was a couple of weeks ago. At least when I was awake. The thing is on almost day & night. Last time it restarted was about a week ago.
It's been summer, so I haven't been taking it anywhere. With school starting again, I'll need to bring it back and forth, so it'll be shutting down and starting up at least daily during workdays.
I'm moving most my essential data to an external HDD now, fearing that my laptop might not start up again because of a possible HDD failure.
Besides this small thing I noticed, it runs excellent. Games and work alike run smooth and without problems.
Do I need to worry here?
The laptop is this one: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=5081041&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&query=LF748EA