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When I turn on my emachine computer, I now get a louder whirring noise. Is this dirt accumulation on the hard drive fan?

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    take the cover off and have a look and listen

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Well there is no fan on the actual Harddive Fans, Unless you mean the PC Case fans, in which dust built up on it wouldn't make a loud whirring noise. If it is, it's because the fan's ballbearings are bad and you need to replace it.
The harddrive is a Small rectangular silver or black box on the inside of the case towards the front. If the loud noises have started coming from there then the Harddrive is going bad, and you might want to back up your data immediatly.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2009

  • Quickfx PC Repair Jan 09, 2009

    " Well there is no fan on the actual Harddive Fans"
    I mean there are no fans on the harddrive*


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trumpjd,
Usually on startup the fans work a little harder then slow down. On newer computers they still have noticable fan noise. Most of what ou hear while the machine is running after start up is the power supply fan. When it starts to go bad you'll hear it all the time.
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