Question about Lenovo Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer fan making a clicking sound

I was told to use compressed air because it could be dust related. I did that twice.. and it still continues. Doesn't happen until after machine has finished its start up.Is there something I can do for it or does it need to go to a repair shop? Thanks for any help you give.

Posted by on

  • MARION Dec 06, 2012

    I wouldn't know how to get to the fan to put oil in it. Sorry

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Put some oil in fan it works

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
emo-of-death
  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: It looks like my fan is going out

ok well than it is the fan if there is only one but bad news is the fan will cost you around 30 dollars here is a good site that i use frequently http://www.priorityelectronics.com/gateway/laptopfans.htm
it should be preatty easy to install but if you have anymore questions please dont hesitate to ask

Thanks=)

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

kbdesign
  • 370 Answers

SOURCE: Acer aspire one erecovery

You might want to take it in for warranty repair.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

rommelalilin
  • 2178 Answers

SOURCE: Compaq CQ71-140EA; very noisy fan on start up?

The fan has to be replaced. Make sure it's not the hard drive - are your applications working correctly? To replace the fan, you have to take the laptop apart. I recommend having a shop replace it. It requires disassembly experience to remove and replace.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

  • 1288 Answers

SOURCE: . Problem with PC Laptops My wife has an

Hi
Compressed air is not a good idea for as couple of reasons:

1. Sometimes there is moisture in the can that will be blasted onto the board
2. It can cause dust to get wedged tighter in the fan and sink area

The only real soloution is to strip the laptop and do a manual clean, this is quite simple on the advents, as all you need to do is remove the large cover on the laptop base to access the heatsink and grilles, you can dust out ( hoover) the fan area and the cooling vents, if this proves to be difficult, obtain some thermal paste, remove the screws retaining the heatsink and lift out the fan and sink assy,
Clean and replace after regreasing the cpu top with thermal grease. Make sure fan connector is attached then.
Tighten the screws in sequence, replace plastic cover

Posted on Jun 15, 2011

sukr4m
  • 24 Answers

SOURCE: I can't unmute my speakers.

It seems to me that the problem might be a driver issue. Try to restart it, if the problem remains, go to control panel, disable the driver, reboot again and return to control panel and enable the driver again. That might work.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

No beep sound and no display


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty


if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems

computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket

if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free


restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the selected correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

if his does not fix the problem

click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker

volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar for any

further volume control settings you will need to right click on the speaker volume icon system select adjust volume


click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers select the appropriate speakers


from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand system

speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check


the speaker plug/outlets is usually at the back of the computer or if its a laptop on the side

you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make

sure the connection is good with no dust as dust causes static electricity


clean your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is

no MOISTURE in the air line or use a can of compressed air specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit

dust causes static to build up in a computer

if its a desktop swap the speakers around if one still does not work its either a faulty speaker or the speaker connection



hope this helps

Sep 13, 2012 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

Tip

How to reduce fan/revving sound of a somehow old desktop PC


Old (& sometimes new!) computers make annoying and disturbing ventilation sounds that the user can not take it anymore.
Most of the time, it's related to the dust that is 'collected' on the computer's internal components (static electricity and stuff). Cleaning out that dust will not only make your computer quieter, but also slightly better performing (as less dust means less heat, and less heat equals better performance).
I have seen some computers even not start up or barely sustaining a minute of power up before shutting down, because of much dust inside.

1. The whole operation will be done outdoors, as there will be much dust extracted.
2. This is what you will need:
- Domestic Air blower (cool air) or an compressed air duster compressed can;
- Clean piece of cloth;
- Your computer's case (of course).
3. This is what you should NOT use:
- Hair dryer or any hot air blower: the air blown should be cool;
- Paper tissue or some other fabric which leaves behind small particles.

Get your computer on the table, and open the case. Often, it's either a couple of screws or clamps away.
Let your computer rest upwards, vertically: the dust coming off wouldn't get back in easily.
If you're going to use a compressed air duster can, DON'T shake it before spraying: you will mix liquid with gas, and will ruin your computer. This is one of the reasons I prefer an air blower over the compressed cans (which also run out of pressure).
You might, at first, need to stay a little away from your computer, while blowing off the 'first coat' of dust. When no more dust is coming off, spray over the corners and hard-to-get areas, to clear what might remain there.
After doing that, you still have 2 important components to clean: the power supply and the processor. Both will hold an amazing amount of dust, so be careful not to choke :)!
Cleaning the power supply is straight forward: blow air through the vents, from both (or all) sides, until no dust seem to go off anymore. Don't worry if the internal fans start rotating with the air you're blowing: they won't get broken, but they will become clean.
As for the processor, if you're experienced enough, the best way to clean it is to take it apart. But DON'T do it if you don't know what you are doing!!!
The easy way to clean it is just blowing air on its heat sink and fan, until they're clean enough.
Should you choose to take it apart, take off the heat-sink/fan package. Leave the processor in its socket. Clean the heat sink with air blows and then with the cloth. Same thing with the fan. If you have thermal paste, you might as well clean the processor, but if not, don't bother taking it off. After they are clean, put back the heat-sink and the fan on top of the processor and lock them securely.
Close up the case of your computer, and you're done!
Your computer now should be more quiet than before, and as stated earlier, you might even notice a slight increase in its performance!

on Mar 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

No signal monitor and keyboard


desktop or laptop computer ?
if it a desktop

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty


if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems

computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket

if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free


restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard

try blowing out all of the dust from your keyboard using a fine air blower from an air compressor making VERY sure there is no MOISTURE in the lines or a can of compressed air.

dust causes static which causes lots of problems with a computer and its parts

you might have to uninstall your keyboard restart your computer then reinstall it

make sure the batteries are fully charged and have good seating points (if applicable) corrosion

make sure the ps2 lead connection is secure and dust free (if applicable)

make sure the usb device is inserted correctly into the usb port (if applicable)

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to keyboards also mouse you might see a yellow exclamation or question mark ! ? or red x you will need to update driver right click to update driver

if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it

hope this helps

Sep 01, 2012 | ASUS P4VP-MX Motherboard

2 Answers

For a week now my laptop has been overheating,then will shut itself down,the overheating happens rapidly,all internet connections have slowed exponentiallyy as a result,is it fan related?the laptop is


The laptop will need to be dismantled down to the motherboard level, use a can of compressed air attach straw and blow out all ports, heatsink and fan. It might be a good idea to remove both for closer inspection and several good blast of air for good measure, and check the thermal paste between the heatsink and processor ic has not dried out.

Apr 09, 2012 | Compaq Presario CQ62-112TU

1 Answer

My computer keeps shutting down after a few minutes. I have replaced the powersupply as well as the cpu fan. I am being told now that it is the system/motherboard. Is that an accurate answer?


When the CPUoverheats it goes into thermal shutdown and will not boot up again until theCPU has cooled down.
The heat sink may be clogged with dust, which causes the CPU to overheat byreducing air circulation through the heat sink.When you replaced the CPU fan, did you put new thermal heatsink paste on the CPU/heatsink? If not then the CPU can overhest. Your computer fanmay be faulty and not spinning freely, in this case replace the fan.
Check the fan and heat sink assembly and remove the dust, loosen the dust anduse a can of compressed air to clear away the dust.

Mar 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Loud fan belt type noise from laptop


There are no belts in a computer, sounds like something is rubbing in your computer cooling fan blades, get a can of Duster ( to clean dust from things) and spray the compressed air into all the vent holes to clean out any dust and debris.

May 23, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCG-K35 Notebook

1 Answer

Fan comes on frequently on hp computer. dust etc


If this is a desktop computer, did you clean out all the dust inside the computer? You can buy cans of compressed air at places like Staples. Make sure you blow the dust out of the power supply and cpu heat sink.

Mar 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer automatically powers down with out warning


It could be overheating, and shutting itself down, to avoid heat-related damage.

Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC adapter.
Remove the battery.
Purchase a can of compressed air, and give your computer a "blow-job" -- shooting compressed air everywhere "inside" your laptop, to remove dust.

The dust is acting as an insulator, preventing your computer's fans from cooling itself.

Or, take your laptop to a qualified computer technician, for more trouble-shooting.

Jan 24, 2010 | Gateway M-1628 Notebook

3 Answers

The cooling fan on my Gateway 506GR has been noisy for several months. Now it "groans" every few minutes, but continues to run.


Have you cleaned all dust from the fan and inside the computer? If not disconnect all cables from the computer and take the tower outside. Remove the side panel and with a can of compressed air or an air compressor blow all dust from all fans, heat sinks, and all other components. Do not touch anything inside the computer without first grounding yourself to the chassis. If this does not solve your problem the fan needs replacing.

Dec 28, 2009 | Gateway (8008625) Cooling Fan, Heatsink...

1 Answer

Computer noise


Get a can of compressed air and clean out the fans, cpu fan, power supply fan. Could be from dust buildup.

Hope this helps!

Mar 24, 2008 | ASUS P4S533-VM (P4S533-VM/L) Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

27 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lenovo Computers & Internet Experts

Michael Vincent Cruz

Level 3 Expert

868 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18408 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Lenovo Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...