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Old 01-05-2018, 07:37 AM
 
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Sounds like you need to clean up the dust in the fan. The only way to fix it is by blowing the dust away form the fan, and is not going to be pleasant.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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We need to know which fan.. I can almost guarantee no amount of de-dusting is going to fix it. 90% of the time this indicates a fan dying. 5% of the time the fan is getting loose and needs tightened.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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Oh okay thanks. Well it's hard to tell cause it's stopped now. Whenever it happens, it happens really loud and really hard, but it's stopped as of the past couple of days. When it starts up again I can try to have a look at which fan.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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We need to know which fan.. I can almost guarantee no amount of de-dusting is going to fix it. 90% of the time this indicates a fan dying. 5% of the time the fan is getting loose and needs tightened.
I agree. Removing dust will not resolve this. The other 5% is something rubbing against the fan blades. I have four computer fans mounted on the back of our entertainment center and every once in a while a cable will end up against one. What a racket!
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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Actually it seems to happen more often when I have a disk in the disk tray. I use a disk to run a program I use for work (video editing), and if it's running, cause I am rendering video or something like that, then it seems to get the fans working harder.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Oh okay thanks. Well it's hard to tell cause it's stopped now. Whenever it happens, it happens really loud and really hard, but it's stopped as of the past couple of days. When it starts up again I can try to have a look at which fan.
It may be that the fan is crapping out entirely, and not spinning at all. The laptop I am using at this moment is in exactly that condition now, it started by getting noisy, then it quit completely. I just reduced the CPU power to compensate, so it wouldn't overheat and shut down.

I would suggest that you open it up now, and check to see if one of the fans has stopped completely, which could lead to an overheating issue and possible component failure.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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One of the best buys in recent history: Metro DataVac ED500P (check on Amazon and eBay, currently they are selling for $70+)

If you have a laptop/desktop, it is a no brainer. It cleans even the keyboards thoroughly. Heck, my truck didn't have a petcock or drain valve for radiator so I was disconnecting the bottom hose and could only get about a gallon to come out each time. I use this fellow to push air from the top of the reservoir and it got and additional 2 gallon to come out!

I also use it to get rid off all the leaves and crap that builds on on the hood and engine area under the hood.

Super handy and useful. This is what we use at work to clean the desktops. Take the case outside with the side panel off, blow inside and remove all dust and loose particles out. In most cases you won't even have to remove any of the components or fans.

That said, as Zymer mentioned, it could be the fan that is failing/failed. They typically fail either due to being cheap/faulty or prematurely due to buildup that makes them run harder and hotter.

Hence why I clean my desktop once a year using the blower mentioned above. Proactively prevent such issues!
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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Thanks for the heads up. Carnac says I have one n my future.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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Are you sure it's not the disc drive making the noise?
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