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How do you get the cooling fan out to replace it? And also I want to upgrade the harddrive in it from 40 to 80 how would I do that also?

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Replace cooling fan now hp test said hard drive bad

no you can get a hard drive cooler fan for harddrive.

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Have a look at this guide..its a guide to upgrading the medion, but it will show you step by step instuctions on how to get the the fan then all you have to do is pull it out, give it a real good clean use tweezers if u have to or just buy a new fan and replace it

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Dell optiplex GX620 loud processor fan noise like a vaccum. I upgraded to windows 7 and also upgraded to 4gb of ram and a new hd video card as well as a 1tb hd. I bought 4 more gbs of ram but windows...

I don't think you can install 8gb of ram into that desktop. If the processor fan is too loud check it for dust or any other obstructions. If there aren't any try replacing the fan - it could be a bearing in the fan.

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Where can I purchase a replacement fan for one of these? one of the best pc websites. If its for the cpu be sure to get thermal paste, or for the computer case measure the old fan and order the same size, most common is 80mm & 120mm. Also make sure to get the right power connector. If its really small its a 2 or a 3 pin. If its really big like what plugs into the harddrives its a 4pin/molex connector.

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Thought it was the western digital harddrive,bought a new harddrive and the problem is the same. The computer when running gets very loud. Now I am wondering if the problem is actually the power supply....

Your P.C. may need cleaning inside, Dust may of gathered in Fans, HeatSink, etc. When you connect things to your P.C. normally extra power is needed from help run the process. Hence why your P.C. gets more noisier and things get hotter needing the fans to cool them. Or your Power Supply Unit (PSU) replacing for more Watts.

Aug 22, 2010 | Dell XPS 200 PC Desktop

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Hard drive is very hot and sounds stranges

Hard drives typically run pretty hot and have a cooling fan to make sure they don't overheat. The fan vent are easily clogged with dust that can build up to make the fan almost useless. Power off the computer and let it sit idle for about an hour and unplug power cord then open the case. Carefully brush away dust that has accumulated inside the case, making sure to clear the vents around the harddrive and the power supply. If the harddrive continues to make strange noises, I would strongly recommend making a full backup and get a new harddrive ready. When it comes to harddrive crashes it's not 'if' but 'when'. It will eventually crash, and true to 'Murphys' Law' it will crash when you most need it.

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My HP Pavilion dv4 laptop has a humming noise

There are three components in this laptop that move. (Spin)
1.Cooling Fan
3.CD/DVD drive

A.It isn't the harddrive making the noise.

Inside the harddrive case are Platters. Platters resemble a CD disk, and are made of metal.
Typically there are 3 to 6 Platters inside.

For Each Platter there is a Read/Write Head, on the top surface of the Platter, and on the bottom surface of the Platter.

The Read/Write Head is connected to an arm. This arm moves the Read/Write Head across the Platter, and back to the home position. (Action resembles that of a phonograph player, with a record on it)

The Read/Write Head is located at the park position, (Away from the outside edge of the Platter), when the power is off to the computer. (Desktop or Laptop)

When the harddrive is in use, the Read/Write Head is approximately 1/2 thousandths of an inch above the Platter surface. (.0005 A typical human hair is 3 thousandths thick, or .003 Therefore the Read/Write Head is 6 times closer than the thickness of a human hair)

If your laptop is operating okay, the harddrive is unhurt.

[More detailed info with illustrations, in case there is an interest, ]

B.It isn't the CD/DVD drive because the extraneous noise happens all the time.

C.It's the Cooling Fan

The Cooling Fan is located on the bottom side of the laptop.
It's a small fan with tiny bearings, and can easily be damaged.

The fan blades could be hitting the fan shroud of the housing. (Shroud - Outside cage that surrounds the fan)
It is also mounted in a plastic housing that is rounded in shape, and has three protrusions that come out from the housing for mounting.
(Mounting to the motherboard)

These protrusions resemble 'Ears'.
One, or more of the Ears could have broken off.
The fan blades could be hitting the Base Enclosure. (Plastic bottom housing of laptop body)

This link is to HP Support, and the download page for the Maintenance and Service Guide, for the HP Pavilion dv4000 Series Notebook PC's.

[On this page Left-click on - HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook PC and Compaq Presario v4000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

After you click on the link you may not see anything happening for up to 30 seconds. This PDF file is downloading in the background.
Advise do not start looking through it until it has fully downloaded.
You may break the download connection if you do ]

This will show you the Cooling System, and more specifically the Cooling Fan, and housing.

Page 177 starts with replacing the Fan Assembly.

The entire laptop has to be disassembled, except for the display to access the Cooling Fan assembly.
(Top cover is the Display Enclosure. The LCD screen fits in the Display Enclosure, and is mounted with a metal frame)

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Hi, I bought a new computer desktop last month and I have problem with my Hard drive. I bought a big machine for my business. -CPU Intel core I7-920 -Intel DX58S0 motherboard - 4 GB DDR3 1333 Kinston...

My guess is that there is not enough cooling in the case. Those drives make a lot of heat, and if stacked closely, will cook themselves. See if your case has locations for additional fans (especially over the drive bays) and add them. Remember that the power supply pulls air from the case, so make sure the additional fans are blowing into the case.

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HP Pavilion dv6915nr problem

if it's still under warranty bring it back to where you bought it so they can replace your defective fan

Oct 21, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Removal of cooling fan

You need to disable your laptop.
follow this step:

Remove harddrive.
1. on the back of laptop, there are 2 doors. open it all. 1 of them is harddrive.
2. remove harddrive.

Remove wireless cable.
1. open 2nd door on the back, you can see rams and wireless card. unplug wireless cable from wireless card.

Remove chassis
1. Remove 2 screws on the hinge cover, so you can remove the power cover (power cover is cover that have power button).
2. after you removed power cover, removed keyboard.
3. remove 4 screws that hold lcd from chasiss. you can remove lcd now.
4. remove 3 screws under keyboard.
5. remove all screw on the back of your laptop.
6. remove upperchassis.
7. remove 2 screw that hold motherboard from lowerchasis.
8. take motherboard out from lowerchasiss.
9. now you can see the thermal fan.

Jun 19, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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