Noisy fan

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ryan3dfan, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    all of a sudden lately my fan is noisy. it will eventually stop but as time goes on it takes longer for it to stop. i got this pc in the middle of last year, so its only about half a year old. i would think something like this wouldn't happen already. i haven't messed with the power settings or overclocking or anything so i dunno whats up.
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    New cars break too... that's why they come with warranties. Don't rule out anything.
  3. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

    It's time for a replacement.
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    The bearing in the fan has worn out. The noise will get louder and last longer until the bearing locks up and the fan stops. When the that happens depending on which fan it is and what type of CPU you have it could do some serious damage. You need to figure out which fan it is and replace it as soon as possible. Could be power supply fan, CPU cooler or a case fan.

    I had a fan on a good, brandname, CPU cooler go out after just a month last fall!
  5. ryan3dfan

    ryan3dfan Guest

    wow that sucks. its the power supply fan...*sigh* more money i don't have...
  6. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    I may be possible to replace just the fan if that is the only thing wrong. This could cost anywhere from $5 to $15 dollars if you do the work yourself.

    If you would happen to have to buy a new PSU then try and buy something in the high end. I just bought a 550 watt PSU for $110 with shipping. Make sure it has all the latest protection devices in it. i.e., voltage sensor, heat sensor, current sensor...........

  7. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

    That's nice to know. One of my case fans has been noisy, and goes normal if I bang directly on the fan several times. I'm contacting Antec tech support on Monday (I got the voice mail message that said they were only open Monday-Friday :p).

  8. sdibias

    sdibias Guest

    Actually, you should never replace the fan inside your power supply, you should just replace the whole power supply. The power supply, which has pottentially lethal voltages, should be repaired by a properly trained technician only. Be sure to use a replacement unit of the same or greater wattage and with the same type of output conncetors which would most likely be an ATX in your case...

    It may sound funny, but I have seen an injury from someone working on a power supply. The only other thing you never want to try is working inside a CRT... Deadly!
  9. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    who in there right mind would work on the inside of a CRT with all that stored up static voltage, that is ****** nuts. i agree with sdibias, get a new PSU, they are not that much and it never hurts to get a better one,
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    me! :happy:

    while it was on, too. it was an old 17" that has a fuzzy picture so i opened it up, cleaned out, turned it on, and adjusted the horizontal and vertical focus things and got it back in shape. :)
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    He said "in there (sic) right mind". ;)
    You are lucky to live.

    Unless you are a professional who knows what you ar doing that is. :)
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Enough voltage stored in there, even if unplugged and turned off, to kill!
  13. sdibias

    sdibias Guest

    Easily! I have seen an electrician working inside an electrical panel get hit with 277v before, they had to kick the ladder to get him to fall. Scary stuff.. Electricity that is...