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Strange Sound from my Computer!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Onceabum, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    A transformer popped outside my place about a week ago. A repair truck showed up pretty quick and repaired the damage. My computer was off at the time...it was midnight when this happened. Next morning (and every morning since) when I turn on the computer and it's warming up, there is a sound coming from it that is not unlike a motorcycle revving up and taking off, even shifting gears in the process. It still works ok but don't know for how long. Should I be concerned? I can do without any smart remarks, thank you. LOL

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  2. RobertT

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    Best guess is that a fan is he culprit. Take the cover off and clean out the dust. If necessary, replace the offending fan.

    Robert
     
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    Did you forget and leave a disk in one of your drives?
     
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    1. Back up all of your information while you can.
    2. Your hard drive is probably going bad and once it starts it will go fast.
     
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    BBlue. Did you get the new license plate tags? Expired plates o a "drive" is a no-no
     
  7. fritzi93

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    If the sound goes away after the computer is fully booted, I'd say it's a fan. With the computer off, unplug the power, open the case and clean everything (gently) with compressed air. Do that and see if the startup noise quiets down.

    But it's always good advice to backup important data, you should do that anyway on a regular basis.
     
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    Two kinds of people who use computers, those that have lost data and those that will.

    Back up everything, now.
     
  9. cunninmp

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    Assuming you don't have a floppy or a CD in a drive, there are only

    two things left that move. Your Power Supply Fan or your Hard Drive.

    If it's an older pc your hard drive will die sooner or later.

    When I was in the business, the MTBF on a hard drive is right around

    three and a half years. Fans generally four to six.

    If I knew the brand and how old it is might be able to help more.

    Mike Cunningham
     
  10. bocephus

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    Probably a CD/DVD spinning up
     
  11. Onceabum

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    Way to go, Guys!! The noise was from a CD I had forgotten about. I went ahead and cleaned it up and am making arrangements to back it up. Thanks for your responses.

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  12. Bruce Specht

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    The Democrats are downloading everything on your computer! Big Bro Obama is after you!
     
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