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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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Katherine,

Many times when a desktop is making a strange buzzing noise - it is due to a fan malfunction of some sort. Other reasons include a power supply that is faulty or possibly a bad internal speaker.

I would first check the fan(s) for the computer. Start by turning the computer off all of the way. Next, unplug the cords from the unit. You'll need to isolate just the computer tower itself. Next, you'll want to get some compressed air or a vaccuum and gently clean out the areas where the system case fan vents are. If you know how to open the case for your desktop, it wouldn't be a bad idea to make a quick visual check inside of the case for things that may be caught in the fans. Some desktops open via screws on the back plane, and some open with a pull tab/lever.

If cleaning out the dust doesn't resolve the buzzing noise - then you'll need to make sure that the noise is not part of the electronics. If you are hearing an actual electrical buzz and not a speaker or fan noise, then there is likely a larger problem with the computer. In that case - I would take the computer to a certified professional for diagnosis.

Another culprit of buzzing noise may be a CD/DVD drive with a disk stuck in it. Make sure that you have ejected the drive to ensure no disk is stuck in the drive.

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It could be the internal fan or it could be the CD/DVD drive making noise.

You probably have to open the case/Tower to check what is causing the noise. If it is a fan make sure it is not obstructing with any wire and then close the tower carefully.

It could be the SMPS( switched mode power supply ) the power supply of the computer. SMPS is the box inside the tower where the power cable of the computer gets connected.

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