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Hard drive making weird surging sounds (Resolved)


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The  best price that I can find for the compatible Athena AP-MPS3ATX40 PSU is from Newegg will you be swapping out the PSU yourself and if yes do you need a guide that you can follow.

 

 

Regarding the second fan, as long as the fan in the green housing (the CPU cooling fan) looks clean then it should be fine.


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BTW, in terms of the hard drive, if you don't want to return it, you can always get an external case and use it for making backups of your data.
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I already sent it back. I will order the one from new egg. Is it pretty easy to replace? It doesn't look too hard.

 

As far as the other fan, its pretty dirty. The ones I saw on amazon are like $7 or less. Does that sound right?


Edited by tammy111, 21 September 2014 - 10:33 PM.

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No need to remove the CPU cooling fan if it is working ok, if you do you are making more work for yourself + there is a risk of the CPU being pulled from it`s socket when the heatsink and cooling fan are removed, a good clean should be all that it needs, from memory the green plastic housing unclips and pivots backwards to allow access for cleaning, you can then follow my canned text below to help with the cleaning.

 

If the computer needs cleaning out, first remove the power cord from the wall and open up the case, take anti static precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case, remove the video card, blow out the slot and re-seat the card securely, do the same with the memory sticks, clean all internal fans, if you use canned compressed air do not let any fan spin freely this can damage them, use something like a clean lollipop stick to hold the fan still
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Ensure that all internal connections are secure, re-assemble the computer, boot up and test.
 
Just a cautionary note - if you do use canned compressed air do not upend the can as it is possible for fluid to be emitted.

 

 
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Thanks guys....I will wait for the new part and let you know how it turns out.....but will probably end up here asking for more instruction...lol

 

tam


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You are most welcome and ask as many questions as you need to  :thumbsup:


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Guys, your the best ever!

 

The power supply came in and it was not as difficult to install as I thought it might be.

Everything is working great now and is QUIET...lol

 

Thanks so much for your patience and expert advise!!

 

tam


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That is great news Tammy and a job well done on your behalf for swapping out the PSU without needing a guide to follow  :thumbsup:

 

You are welcome btw and thanks for the follow up  :)


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