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My computer has always been very quiet running. All of a sudden it sounds like a plane getting ready to take off. The fan in the front is super loud. The inside is clean and free of all dust. What has caused this? Is it getting ready to crash? Maybe need a new fan motor? The PC still works great like it always has. Have to crank up the tv to be heard over the small fan noise.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem and went into the CMOS, Power Management and ran the FAN Learning feature. It runs for about 10 minutes and then chooses the right fan speed for your machine. My machine's fan was running really high. After this test, it ran a lot slower and did not overheat anymore. I also use a fan underneath the machine that plugs into a USB port for extra air control. No more issues.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
Most likely it is the POST throttling up the fan to 100% during boot up. Then it switches over to ACPI(?) power manangement and Windows manages your fan speed to extend battery life.
Go to Dell Support Site https://support.dell.com/support/supportrequests/create.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
Download the latest BIOS updates and run it.
If it continues, try a can of compressed air, and breifly blow out any debris from the system fan. Bits of paper and critter-fur can get sucked up into the system.
Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: Rattling Fan Noise
Unfortunately, even though the laptop is only 4 mths. old, sounds like the bearings in the fan are going out. I would have it replaced. If the fan fails, your processor will overheat and that could be problematic.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
I had the same problem with my Vaio, and I called in Sony Support and they called in a technician who came to my house in 2 days! Apparantly Sony got a batch of defective fans and if you are still under warranty they will replace it for free. Good luck!
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
HP deliberately design their laptops to breakdown just after the warranty ... my HP-authorized repair shop told me that there is no way to clean everywhere inside the unit, without complex, nearly complete dismantling.
But I bought another Pavilion! But I learnt by smashing apart my first Pavvy. There is only one cooling fan.
Remove the battery. Put a narrow plastic stick thru the intake slot, to stop the fan spinning. Then use a hair dryer, without heat, to push air into every air hole you can find. Repeat with a low-power vacuum cleaner.
After 4 years, sell it, smash it or get rid of it.
Greg Zeng, Australian Capital Territory.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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