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Fanning system has become noisy. Dell vostro A860

After about 3 months after purchase the fanning system of my vostro A860 is making noise like it's scratching on something. Am duabooting with ubuntu 8.04 and windows vista. I have no other problems. When i run the dell diagnostics cd it told me the fan was functionning properly and so did the onboard diagnostics test.

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Mine too! I;m going to replace the fan and go from there

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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