My case fan all of a sudden got REALLY LOUD!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BlackScarletLove, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. BlackScarletLove

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    It just started rattling and grinding and sounding terrible. It's the case fan on the back, not the side, not the power supply or the psu, I know this because I reached in and put my finger in the fan on the back, stopping it, and it was what was causing the noise.
    It was so loud that I actually inhibited the fan so it's not working now. My case is open so I figured it wouldn't get too hot in there, but what can I do to fix the fan?
    Blowing it out with an air can didn't do any good.
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    buy a new one. The bearings are gone :)
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Don't stop the fan by putting something in the way, you should unplug it.
     
  4. BlackScarletLove

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    what happens when i simply obstruct it? :eek: is it dangerous?
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    It may overheat, it may do nothing. Hard to say but I myself would rather be safe then sorry.