power supply fan makes loud humming/buzzing noises
Posted 18 October 2005 - 07:40 PM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 08:05 PM
This is not a good sign it may soon need replaced but first make sure it ain't loose in the case that could cause the noise ( can't believe they didn't at least check that) There are 4 screws in the rear of the pc case that hold the psu inplace
never open a psu itself, there are no user replaceable parts inside and they store voltage that can hurt you.
You would have to list your system specs for us to recommend a replacement.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:00 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:16 AM
Anyway, thanks for the reply Rick, and those were my thoughts exactly regarding the repair tech. But oh well. Now, I don't know what specs you need exactly, I'm guessing my processor would pretty much cover it?
2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 w/ HT
ST380023AS [Hard drive] (80.02 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600
512 Megabytes RAM
Windows XP Professional SP2
I think that pretty much covers the important things? If theres anything else I should post let me know. I haven't gotten around to checking if it's lose or anything as it's quite late here and I'm just not up for it lol. But yeah, I'm guessing replacing it would be my best bet. Is that easily done manually or would I need 'professional' assistance? Anyway, I'm gonna make sure it's in there tight and double check to see if theres anything touching/blocking/bumping it. I'll post my results sometime tomorrow. Again, thanks for the reply.
Edit: Btw, the noise went from a fluctuating humming sound into a steady hum, still isn't as quiet as it was before but I guess that's a good sign. Still making the same noise though, just slightly quieter.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:48 PM
Any of these Enermax
Ulta X connect
Seeing as this is a custom build (some brand name competers can be difficult because of tight cases)It is not hard if you are handy and take precautions for static electricity such as touching the case to discharge static before touching anything inside.
I suggest you open the case and have a look to see if you think you can handle it, if not take it to the shop.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:04 PM