I have two 9880's that both exhibit the same symptoms, a high-pitched whine coming from the right side underneath. I tracked this down to a fan (the one nearest the Optical drives) that is trying to start, but can't. It just sits there and twitches. If I nudge it with a paperclip, it will spin up, the noise goes away, and everything runs much cooler.
I called Sager, and they just said that if I think I have a defective unit, go ahead and send it in, and they will look at it. Well, if I have two, and you guys have several more, doesn't this seem like a production problem? I can't be without my laptop for a week or two only to get it back in the same condition.
They assured me that they have not run into this before, and that I can send it in. I am willing to send it in if they have determined the cause of the problem and already know how to resolve it, but doesn't it seem likely that they could take a few off the shelf and run them for a few days to see what we are all talking about?
So, since they said that this is the first they are hearing of it, I think we need to change that. Howsabout everyone in this forum who is experiencing these exact symptoms go ahead and contact Sager and advise them of this issue. If they try to tell you that it is the first they are hearing of it, advise them that Vernon Brooks notified them on 6/21, and they said the same thing.
As a side note, I am in no way trying to be a Sager-basher. I LOVE this machine. I expected some small hiccups going with a no-name company. I do NOT regret it. I just can't be without my laptops only to have them tell me that there is nothing wrong.
Now, if only I could find a decent large rolling case for this beast. Yeah, I know, I read the various bag threads, but still haven't found one I like. I want something the size of carry-on luggage, with a removable sleeve that will carry the laptop itself. I refuse to lug a backpack, that's for you young college types! I'm almost 30! In the dot-com era, I would be retired!