Computer is Making Noise?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mark2, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    My computer has started making an annoying noise. Sounds like the fan is making a low roaring noise. Kind of like an old refrigerator. I had it cleaned about a year ago. It's a Gateway, about 3 yrs. old.

    I thought about kicking it...

    Any other suggestions?
  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,934

    The bearing on the fan itself is going or is shot. Simple $9 dollar part to replace.
  3. mxrdrvr3

    mxrdrvr3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I agree with John, also you can try removing the fan if it has a lot of dust on it and blowing it off with compressed air becareful if you use the unit in the usually you can get a can of it at the puter store. its also good for blowing off the keyboard and other stuff
  4. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Careful it is not the processor fan. On some of these newer processors (1GHz or greater) you get about 10 seconds after that processor fan goes then the chip goes. The older machines can go longer and sometimes run without them. That typically wipes the mohterboard as well. I would verify which fan it is, quickly.

  5. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    Would this sound be similar to a low humming noise? My computer occasionally makes this humming/vibrating noise. Forget about using speaker phone when this happens... it sends a slight vibration throught he floor, into the desk and into the phone.

    Fan bearing? I'll check it out, unless you have any other suggestions.
  6. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93


    If it is the bearing , where can I get a replacement?
  7. anthony

    anthony Guest
    Messages: 0

    what my repair guy did was take the cover off and pluged it in and he could see what was maling the noise.
    if it is the fan you just take it off and replace it with a new one.
  8. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Dont let it go too long, burn out a mother board for the previously posted reasons!
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    "It's a Gateway, about 3 yrs. old. "

    You know what he is saying.:D

  10. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Yeah! I Know! Those are killer commercials.

    I would love to have a new puter. Maybe if business keeps looking up I can afford one soon.

    I think I would like a Wright Stander, a small tractor, etc. first though.

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