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My hard drive is driving me mad the fan is constatly on ! can you help me please ?

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Packard Bell oneTwo L5351

hmmm.. seems had a problem directly on the hardware side of your computer. my only and good recommendations to you is, first, check if your packard bell desktop has or still have a Warranty, if its on warranty, you can go to the service center to check the hardware of your PC. Second, if your computer is Out of Warranty you can check it by your self, open your CPU Drive, clean the dust inside the Hardware then check everything if all the wire's are still INTACT to each other.

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When i turn on the computer, the fans run like mad, but nothing else runs. I just replaced the hard drive. When i pressed the power buttons, the intake fans (think center low profile) fun at full...

Hi and Welcome to Fixya!

for your issue here, first try to do a power drain. Make sure the machine is shut down and unplug it from the power source. then press and hold on the power button for about 10 seconds, then try and turn on the machine normally. If this does not work, try to do a "ram dance".

To do a ram dance (if you could replaced the hard drive then definitely you can also do this), just unseat the memory sticks of the desktops and put them back in (also you could switch there places).

Try to turn the machine normally. I'd say this works about 75% all the time =)

Hope this helps!


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This is the rear fan

Replacing a Hard Drive Fan

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  3. Remove the hard drive (see Removing a Hard Drive).

  4. Turn the hard drive upside down, so that the hard drive fan is visible in the bottom of the drive bracket.

  5. To remove the hard drive fan:

    1. Lift the release tab on the back panel of the fan.

    1. Rotate the fan in the opposite direction from that indicated by the arrow on the back panel of the fan.

    2. Lift to remove the fan and its back panel from the hard drive bracket.

klamma16.jpgReplacing a Hard Drive Fan
  1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the hard drive (see Hard Drive).

  3. Remove the hard drive fan:

    1. Remove the screw that secures the fan release tab to the hard drive bracket.

    1. Press down on the fan release tab, and then slide the fan towards the front of the computer so that its side tabs are free of the corresponding slots in the hard drive bracket.

    2. Lift to remove the fan from the hard drive bracket.

    3. Unplug the fan.


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Computer makes a whining noise

most likely the fan in your power supply ... might be an auxiliary fan ... could be your hard drive.

In any event ... get yourself a good back up now in the unlikely event it is your hard drive.

Jun 27, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8300 PC Desktop

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The computer stopped recognizing the external drive

please check if it is a new external drive.
If it is new external drive, please format.
Note: all of the data would be lost on it.
How to format a newly brough hard drive:

Dec 05, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Roaring to a grinding like sound coming from hard drive.

Make sure you have backups of your data, and if you don't, and it's functioning, make them now. This is a sound of imminent failure. See link here., here, and here. or here.
If you google hard drive failure and hard drive recovery, you'll find a plethora of links with possible solutions to recover lost data and resuscitate failed drives. Some people seem to have luck recovering info from failed drives by using a hard drive usb caddy, such as described here.
It's a simple enough matter to replace the drive and reinstall your OS, and you'll be able to download all the drivers you need for your hardware to function from dell if you no longer have the cds, but your data is another issue entirely.
I hope you have backups, and if you don't, you are able to make them now. In any case, good luck.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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My computer makes a loud noise,how can I fix this problem please?

there are a limited number of things that could be making noises. take off the cover of your computer and listen close when you start it. A fan would be the first thing i'de suspect. check them all- cpu fan- motherboard fan-videocard fan- powersupply fan.
I would also listen to the powersupply (rear top of computer)
only things left to check that could be making noise are the cd/dvd rom, floppy drive (both wont run without a disk in them) and your hard drive which would be the last one to make noise. the hard drive runs everytime your computer moves data, if it is getting loud, i would suggest backing up important files and shopping for a new one. Post again here if I can be of further assistance.

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Bought one of these for my daughter. The problem is definitely heat & some driver problems. I was having same problem. If your running vista make sure to upgrade to service pack 1 & install all updates. Next upgrade all hardware drivers to latest. When I first pulled cover off the ram was so hot I could not touch it. Had two 512mb sticks one was bad from heat I suspect. Bought two x 1gb. The fix for overheating is not hard nor expensive but does require some time. Let me know if interested. This thing runs like a champ now.

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My hard drive fan is always on its driving me mad ! please help ?

Buy a can of compressed air, open up your computer case (usually a panel on the left side slides off with two screws on the back) and blow all the dirt and dust out. Also make sure that there is adequate ventilation around the tower. 4 inches on each side and 6 inches on the back should be good.

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My Hard Drive keeps freezing up

Hi Lisa
You must be heading for the mad house by now. But if your not could you check to see if all your fans, I don't mean you singing fans but the fan on the PowerSupply, The Fan on the CPU., and the internal fan in the computer itself are working. It sounds very much like a heat problem. Is there any noise while the computer is running other than the grinding before it powers out.

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