Hi. I have a Gateway 506GR Desktop PC. Lately, the fan has sounded like it was grinding or just making a loud, strange noise. I took the main fan out and cleaned the dust out (And there was a lot) as well as the fan that was mounted to the back of the case. Cleaned that one as well.
I put them back on, and now since yesterday the fans are just running at a high speed constantly. They never seem to slow down.
I'm wondering if I may have put the back fan in backwards. It's blowing air outward from the case. Basically, both fans are blowing outward. Do I want the back fan to be pulling air in, while the main fan blows it out the side?
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its your power supply that making nosies, change it to a quiet one. or its you processor fan. if so you need to clean it from dust. also clean your power supply and if you are lucky the noises disappears.
Rear Panel I/O Ports
Front Chassis Fan Connector
Auxiliary 12-V ATX Connector
Serial ATA Interfaces
Front Panel Header
CPU Fan Header
Front USB Connector
Front USB Connector
Standby Power Indicator LED
Front Panel IEEE-1394a Connectors
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
ATX Power Connector
PCI Express x1 Connector
Parallel ATA IDE Interface
Front Panel Audio Connector
Intrusion Switch Header
Rear Chassis Fan Connector
BIOS Configuration Jumper
I would not recommend this. You could fry your cpu and then you would have no notebook. If you are going to open the notebook make sure there is nothing interfering with the fan. The fan can be replace. Take the fan out and try to replace it, if needed. Do not run the notebook without a fan.
Hi, I'm not sure if it's the same problem I had.. I had it on picture mute, for maybe 15 mins, which may not have been a good idea. While it was muted, it made a sparking sound, and then a very loud grinding noise. When turned off, the lound noise stops, and the fan continues as usual for about a minute. As soon as it's turned back on, the grinding noise is back. But the logo seemed to display ok.
I took it in for repairs, and they said they needed to replace the color wheel to fix the problem.
Typical problem in most computers, the fan is experiencing a "burn out." This means there is either something caught in the fan causing it to create noise, or the motor is going bad. there are two fixes for this problem.
1) open you computer's case according to its manual and remove the system cooling fan and give it a thorough cleaning.
2) you may need to replace the cooling fan with its recommended replacement model.