weird noises

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by hndlthis, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    My computer started making weird noises.... It's a September 2002 Dell...

    It was making a whining noise and a rattling noise... could it be a fan that's going? Or something different....
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    maybe a fan. are you uncomfortable opening it up and pinpointing the noise?
     
  3. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Nope. I Could do that... but it stopped lol
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    ha. well, maybe leave it open and wait for the noise to come back and jump on it. gotta trick it.
    ;)
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    It could be the HD or CD also. The good news is you will have plenty of time to chase it down. Funny noises always come back. Just like in your car.

    I'd check to make sure all the fans are screwed down snug.
     
  6. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    thanks a lot... i'll keep an eye/ ear out
     
  7. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    my cpu fan was making a funny noise. I had to take out the hsf, screw the fan tighter back onto the heatsink and remount it. took care of the problem.
     
  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i find a good hard kick works:confused:


    ;) :p
     
  9. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    thanks a lot everyone