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

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There are no controll over the hard drive fan. some people choose not to have them. i try not to have too many fans simply because it builds the level of noise. to remove the fans, simply open the side of your computer and pull the plug coming from the fan to your motherboard. you can leave it screwed into your computer just incase you feel like plugging it back in at a later date.

hope this helps :)

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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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