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Fan constantly running

I've just bought a USB microphone (audio-technica) to record voice-overs on my Inspiron 1501 though everytime I attach it the fan revs up causing unwanted background noise. Is there anyway of disabling it even for a short while?

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    Felinna May 11, 2010

    If you stop the fan, the computer will heat up and shut down to prevent chips from releasing toxic silicone. I don't think you can shut it down, anyway. but I don't think the fan should be rewing up cause of the mic ... you sure your sound card is working ok and not overheating because of the mic?
    also, the fan should still be quiet enough not to disturb the mic ... or does the mic record the sound via the input cable and connectors? mine did that

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Disabling fan may cause a hardware problem. So im not responsible for that.
Open the fan from hardware. It will have two wire in its back which is fans power cable. Cut anyone and attach a small off/on switch (small bed switch will be better) between two edge of the cutted wire. Done. You can control the fan by this switch.
Keep informing.

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