I am about to kill it.
The fan runs really loud and the whole laptop gets very hot. I must admit I'm not a tech wiz, but I know how to take proper care of a computer, and I swear - it just started doing it on its own.
I run my settings on the "power saver" plan constantly, have basically nothing more installed than what it came with when I got it at Circuit City.
I was able to pop open the back, and the fan was pretty dusty but it wasn't horrible. I took some canned air to it, cleaned it up, turned it on and it's still doing the same thing.
My questions are:
Am I screwed?
Should I just buy a new one, or is the possible solution to my problem easier?
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Re: Loud fan, monitor blinks & goes black
The fan can be cleaned. You may want to take it into a computer repair store and get it done as well as inspection of it. Noisy fans are caused by dust in the bearings. In most cases, this can create the noise since the bearing are being grinded down.
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A really loud fan can be one of two things - neither is very good to have for very long. Most newer motherboards support multi-speed fan operation based on CPU temperature. This keeps fan noise at a minimum because the fan only has to run fast (and loud) if the CPU exceeds a specific threshold temperature. The loud noise could also be from a fan that is starting to fail and is binding, thus running slower than normal. Either of these conditions is indicative of a problem that kills PCs - heat. Open the case and carefully examine the heat sink fins and the fan on the CPU. If they are caked with dust (especially the fins), then the CPU will likely overheat and shut down. Get some canned air designed for cleaning electronic components and blow the dust from the fins and the fan. Restart your system a see if the fan runs slower and quieter now, Machines that are in dusty environments, around smokers, or placed on the floor are especially prone to dirt buildup. Periodic cleaning with the canned air is the way to keep your PC happy and healthy.
I did not look up the manual for this one. But most computers have a flashing light when the hard drive is accessed. When the drive is accessed you can hear it to. So looks to me you have a good working computer. If the sound of a hard disk is loud, you are in trouble. You should start making backups of everything if you did not do that before. If it is really just the fan, you should clean the fan and the inlet (outlet) of the airflow. most fans will accumulate dust and that will influence the warming up of the processor (your Dual-core E2160) causing the fan to run faster and faster, not capable to cool the processor enough. Often you can blow out the dust, without opening the computer, but if there stays dust in the commuter and you are not technical enough, please ask a technician to clean pup the compete airflow.
Hi,Dear User... I think you screen goes to damage. Please follow instruction 1> Monitor power come or not. 2> Monitor cable is ok. 3> Open it up and check that all the fans are working, and that there are no dustbunnies floating around.
4> If the graphics card has a fan, be extra attentive. Check it
I'd suggest that you carefully pull the base of your Acer apart - taking out the screw, and keeping track of them. See if your fan is dirty - I have an Acer as well, and if it's dirty, it get loud, and HOT!
Possible clock timing of CPU is wrong. Is it two fan on this laptop? Maybe one is not functioning. Plus check your power supply if gives correct power!.. If none of this , it comes to the MB and possible a CAPS making problem. Need expert.
Sounds like your machine is overheating big time. You didnt say if it boots up or not, but I wouldnt keep trying until someone can look at it. You probably need a new fan, possibly hard drive, hopefully not mother board.
This Could be a System Processer failure...
Try to Remove everything from the PC, Including Battery or Power surge f you have connected in between te Power socket & PC.
then Try to turn it on.
If the Problem Exists then the comp needs Serviced at the service center.
There are a number of reasons might be affecting,
some are dangerous while others not that serious. Learn why and how you
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