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PostSubject: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2011 12:34 am

Okay, so my question is pretty simple. My step brother has a "new" (to him) laptop that makes a grinding noise, he asked me what it is, and I have no idea. The noise occurs frequently, but mostly when the surface it's on isn't level. I'm pretty sure the noise means it's gonna die soon, but not totally sure. So what is the noise, is it going to kill the laptop, and can it be fixed cheaply?
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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2011 12:38 am

Sounds like it's a fan. Don't know what else it'd be. Just take it apart and take a look.
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PostSubject: take cd out of drive   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2011 12:40 am

make sure there is no cd in cd tray. my laptop wigs out and makes grinding noises when the cd is spinning and i tilt it. could be fan too i agree with other guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2011 12:54 am

Sounds legit, the sound seems to be coming from the vent, and i'm pretty sure there's no cd in it. Thanks for the help!
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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2011 5:32 am

Sounds like a fan to me, or there's a wire that touches the blades slightly when you put it at an angle. It's already been said, but open the laptop up and take a look.
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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2011 6:35 pm

UPDATE: So, i did what y'all said and took a look at the fan, and there was a thick layer (about 5 cm) of dust. Upon closer inspection, the dust was starting to grow moss. It looked like it was never cleaned out, and it makes me want to take a look at my laptop, considering i've had it for two years and haven't cleaned it... Thank you everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Sounds worse than anything I've seen before Razz Good luck cleaning it up. I hope that the problem goes away after your huge layer of dust goes away.

P.S. 5cm - Don't you use the Imperial measurement system?

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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2011 11:37 pm

Coda wrote:
Sounds worse than anything I've seen before Razz Good luck cleaning it up. I hope that the problem goes away after your huge layer of dust goes away.

P.S. 5cm - Don't you use the Imperial measurement system?

i tend to go by the metric system for a few things, besides, i wanted to make sure you'd know exactly how much was in there because i knew you'd comment. I was thinking ahead.
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PostSubject: Re: Sounds like trouble.   Sounds like trouble. Icon_minitimeTue Mar 01, 2011 6:46 pm

clutch wrote:
Coda wrote:
Sounds worse than anything I've seen before Razz Good luck cleaning it up. I hope that the problem goes away after your huge layer of dust goes away.

P.S. 5cm - Don't you use the Imperial measurement system?

i tend to go by the metric system for a few things, besides, i wanted to make sure you'd know exactly how much was in there because i knew you'd comment. I was thinking ahead.

Aaah I love the metric system
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