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Eli Connors

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loud noise on startup
« on: October 20, 2005, 07:03:42 PM »
Hope some one can help.  My son's dell is only a year old.  Yesterday when he turned it on, it made a sound like a plane taking off....really loud!  he turned off the plug.  Next time we tried it same thing.....is it going to explode?  Help!

GX1_Man

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 07:19:08 PM »
What model? Have you taken off the cover to look inside? Has it been moved recently? Sometimes a wire can get caught rubbing in one of the fan blades.

Or it could be taking off.

Let us know what you find.

eli connors

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 07:38:09 PM »
aha, it has been moved recently....I will check out the wire in the fan idea...I like that!  Thanks

eli connors

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 07:49:04 PM »
ok, so I tried it again, while looking in the back, and the fan is blowing reaaly hard, that's what is making the noise.  doesn't seem like its bumping anything, just blowing really hard.  Any ideas?

GX1_Man

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 08:03:48 PM »
Is that the fan on the power supply, on the processor itself or a case fan? What model Dell?

I don't suppose it's still under warranty? Probably not, especially if it's a Dimension model.

eli connors

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 08:33:13 PM »
Its a dimension 8400, purchased 7/04.  The fan in question is in the "heat sink and blower assembly."

GX1_Man

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 08:37:28 PM »
Those are relatively cheap and easy to install. what kind of processor?

www.newegg.com for a good replacement.

eli connors

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2005, 09:17:52 PM »
I am still under warranty and am chatting with India

GX1_Man

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2005, 09:19:57 PM »
LOL!

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I know exactly what you are talking about. The question is, do they?  ???

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Re: loud noise on startup
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2005, 11:57:45 AM »
Could it possibly be the CDRom unit ? ? ?

They sometimes do this right before they are ready to fail completely.

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