Rattling noise when PC is powered on
Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:43 AM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:31 AM
A rattling noise inside a computer sounds like a fan issue?
How many fans do you have? Many desktop computers have a cpu fan, a case fan, and a power supply fan.
Do you clean the inside of your computer regularly? Is it dusty inside of the case?
First step is to get a can of compressed air and blow all the dust out. If this does not stop the rattling then you need to replace the fans.
Dust buildup can cause the fans to go bad. When the fans are not working, the computer can get hot, which is bad for your computer. The fans inside your computer helps push the hot air out of your computer.
If it is you power supply fan making the the noise, then you need to replace the power supply.
If it's you cpu fan, then you need to replace the cpu fan.
If it's the case fan, then you should replace it (a case fan is cheap)
Depending on you skill level, it's up to you to do it yourself or have someone else fix it for you.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:02 AM
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The other option is to check and see if the hard drive tray is removable which would allow you access to the fan then.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:34 PM
If it is you have to go through where the hard drive is installed at, which should be installed where the front fan is.
The front fan is an 80mm fan which can be replaced with either an 80mm or 120mm fan. You can add a 120mm fan to the back. The fan you buy works two ways. Install it one way and it sucks air out of case, the other it blows air inside the case. Usually the front blows in and the back blows out.
Edited by mgabriel, 01 December 2009 - 05:53 PM.
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