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« on: June 21, 2003, 10:51:34 AM »

Operating System Version: Windows XP home ver
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Problem Hardware Make & Model: sorry i don't know, haven't opened up my pc in a while
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My pc has been making weird (and loud) humming noises lately (probably the fan); and last time that this happened the pc broke down completely after a week or so! It is a bti random (like just nwo the noise stopped). I think the problem is the fan (maybe there is dust caught in it or something); but i am not good at checking it/cleaning it. Any advice would be v helpful. Thnx


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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2003, 01:17:28 PM »


I suspect the noise is the CPU fan. Get it replaced now! If the CPU keeps overheating, you may damage it and it could also lead to data loss!

CPU fans are cheap and I would not attempt to clean it since this will happen again. If you feel comfortable opening the case and removing the CPU fan (could be tricky on PII and up), then remove it and bring it with you to a local retail store to make sure you buy the correct one. If you don't feel comfortable doing this then bring the whole system in for a CPU fan replacement.

Don't forget a discharge of static electricity can fry your CPU, therefore make sure you're discharged before touching anything inside the case by leaving the power connector plugged in, touch the metal casing to ground yourself and then you can unplug the power before removing the CPU fan.

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