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loud annoying buzzing noise from computer


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If it is making a noise that loud then either it is not secured properly or the drive is failing.
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What if it is? We don't know. Dell is still responsible for replacing it. Certainly, if you have any data on it you don't want to lose, back it up now.
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Ditto..
We can not advise you to do anything that may void the warranty that is obviously intact with your system. This is a direct violation of the Terms Of Use here on GTG
As Digerati has stated you have the warranty it would be wise to either have them fix it, replace it or return it and buy a different brand all together.
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Pop open the side of the case and make sure nothing is hitting one of the fans. This may sound funny, but I experinced this today. I had a bussing sound coming from a computer I just fired up after delivery receipt. Long story short, a cable was touching the CPU fan blade. Easy fix. It worth checking to make sure its nothing that simple. If it is, no need to go back to Dell.

Try to identify the type of buzz as mechanical or electrical. Likely culprits: 1) fan bearings (mechanical) 2.) Power Supply - capacitors or transformer (electrical). 3.) Noisy hard drive (mechanical). When you open up the case see if you can locate the area the noise is being generated from. If its one of these things, you definately want to get it taken care of under warranty.
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Good points - a fan scraping a wire may sound like a buzz and is worth a peek inside to make sure.
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no its not from the fans
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no its not from the fans

Did you open the case and look inside?
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