I purchased an APC power saving surge arrest at Circuit City and whenever I log onto my laptop th surge arrest unit makes an odd clicking noise. The clicking noise happens when I type on the keyboard more so than when I'm not typing. The computer is brand new(gateway) Any ideas?
Do you have the model number for the surge protector?
At first glance it sounds like you have one of the new G surge protectors which have the master controlled outlet for the laptop and then the controlled outlets for peripherals...
If that's the case, while the Surge protector is on and the laptop is on, the power draw from the laptop is so minimal that it's stabilizing exactly at the trigger point for the controlled outlets to turn on and off... You may want to plug the laptop into another outlet on the surge strip to see if the problem continues.