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spud



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Buzzing noise. Reply with quote

My computer makes an intermittant buzzing noise,it sounds like the noise that can be heard near an electrical sub station, when it occurs I can stop it by just moving it slightly. Does anyone know what could cause it.?
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Townofmemories



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HDD on the way out? Or one of the fans?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply ToM,I will have a look at the fans to see if I can see anything amiss,the computer is only about 18 months old. Strange thing is, its not been as bad today.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most probably the fan, WD40 works wonders!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As R&C says, likely to be the fan then. They aren't built for long service TBH. May be worth you giving the case internals a clean whilst your at it, get rid of the dust etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be the ghost of a public transport officer. A 'BuzzinSpectre'!
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spud



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your advice, it as stopped now,I tried sitting it on a spongy kneeling pad and it went quiet, the floor is laminate and it seems to have sorted it,fingers crossed.If it starts again I will do as you suggest.Thanks again. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open the case up, you'll be amazed how much dust gets sucked into the PC. Be sure to switch it off 1st, and then earth yourself before touching anything inside.
The fans get all sorts of crud on them, give them a gentle brush with a small paint or make up brush whilst hoovering inside.
Then hoover al the holes in the case and Power supply unit.
The buzzing noise is likely to be the fans out of balance due to the crud build up.
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spud



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have only just seen your reply surgeon,it as been ok since doing what I did (see my last post) I will bear in mind what you suggested,along with the other advice,what I did could help someone else though,it worked for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ours does that somtimes sounds like the fan is running
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Buzzing noise. Reply with quote

spud wrote:
My computer makes an intermittant buzzing noise,it sounds like the noise that can be heard near an electrical sub station, when it occurs I can stop it by just moving it slightly. Does anyone know what could cause it.?

Try lifting the computer from where it is resting and if the noise stops, the shelf that its on is vibrating
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