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Compaq Presario SR1365CL (4) yrs old, fan making annoying noice

My compaq presario (4) yrs old SR1365CL has started to make an annoying humming sound. The noise gets louder the longer it stays on. I think it's the fan. Is this something minor that can be resolved? Need computer for business, cannot afford to replacecomputer at this time.

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    Thank you, I will try your suggesion.

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