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MY IQON TOWER DRIVE IS MAKING A LOUD NOISE LIKE FAN WORKING OVE

Sounds like fan inside tower is malfunctioning

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Probably just needs replaced. Sometimes one can clean it and it will last a little longer. It's an easy job to replace it. Just download the manual for your model from the maufacturer's website to see how to gain access to the inside of the computer. Replacement fans are available at places like CompUSA or similar stores, or you can order one on the internet. Just take the existing fan out of the case and take it to the store with you to be sure you get the right one. Take care about static electricity, as it can zap your components, especially the motherboard and the memory sticks. Touch the computer case before touching any parts inside the computer.

If you don't feel comfortable changing the fan out, a computer repair place can probably do it for not much.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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    Bob Feb 04, 2009

    Thanks for the vote. It's also possible that the fan in the power supply is making the noise. It's easy to replace the power supply too. It's basically just a matter of taking note where each connector goes, disconnecting the cables and unscrewing it from the back. Be careful about using to much force when plugging in the plugs back into the motherboard. Again, take the power supply to the store with you. You don't need a power house, just one with the same or more watts. Make sure the connectors on the new power supply will work for you before leaving the store.. A new 300 watt power supply is probably $30 US or so



    A computer repair shop shouldn't charge to much replace one. However, do your homework on the price of a power supply so you'll be able to determine if the one they offer is a deal, or at least a fair price.

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