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Processor noise on T61

I got a thinkpad T61 and after 3 months usage i get unusually loud processor noises like the system is overloaded. and its really annoying. i do use it a lot but would appreciate if someone could tell me if this is normal or not?

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    I have a T61 that makes a sharp buzzing (almost like interference) noise that comes out of back left side of the computer anytime the computer is not hooked up to a power source.


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You need a clean up on the cooling system. Go to youtube and see the video on how you can do it yourself. Search for T61 thinkpad.

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It is happen when laptop become hot,there is sensor which tell fan to run faster if system is hot.try to get ur laptop in cool place and see.

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OK I think my laptop makes noise because of the fan.


Thanks for using FixYa.

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