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FIXED!!!! New Fan cured the problem. What would make it sound like an old hard drive revving up while the fan is running? Is there a second fan in this platform?

I pulled the fan and cleaned it , but it sounds like a second fan with a dry bearing is inside the unit in the same general area.

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