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Desktop Fan "surges" in and out.

Makes a "VVRROOooommm...VROOoommm.."undulating sound.
Not during boot up, but intermittently, getting more frequent. I took the cover off and it is definitely the processor cooling fan. Question: Is this a faulty fan, or could the power supply be fluctuation?. It's a Compaq Presario SR2527CL desktop, about 4 years old, 200 gig drive with a dvd burner.

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  • Chazz Lavely Oct 27, 2008

    I already did that. That's how I know it's the fan.My question -is does anyone know if this could be a power supply problem? Or is it almost always fixed by replacing the fan.

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Chazzl,

Probably the desktop fan, a quick way to test for sure is to stop the fan with you finger when it is making the noise.

Just place your finger lightly in the middle of the fan and check if the noise stops.
Dont leave your finger there for more than a couple of seconds and mind the blades as it does smart a bit if you catch them.

Good luck

Nick

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

  • Nick Sharp Oct 27, 2008

    Chaz,



    it wont be the PSU, its the bearings on the fan.



    Get a replacement and some thermal paste and swap it out before it fails completely.



    Nick

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