I purchased an emachine T3508 about 1 1/2 years ago. since that time, the hard drive has been sitting on the carpeted floor underneath the desk. I was ignorant to the fact that that might have been bad for the computer, and just recently moved it to the top of the desk. It has always sounded like a fluctuating jet engine, for as long as I remember. How do I quiet the beast down, as now, it is right by my ear. Thanks if anybody can help.
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Re: emachine T3508 Loud Loud Loud
The only sure way to quiet it down is to replace the hard drives with newer ones, that you have selected based on their noise rating, AND to replace all the fans in the machine with fans that you have selected based on their noise rating.
I did this for my self-built machine last year and never regretted spending the money on new drives and new fans. It's SO much quieter! ;)
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There is a good chance that you could restore the computer without the restore discs. It all depends on if there is a recovery partition built into the machine. Here is what you should do:
1. Restart your computer. 2. Tap F11 a few times before the windows loading screen. 3. Choose to restore your computer if step 2 worked.
After that your computer should be like new.
If you don't have a recovery partition try contacting microsoft and see if they can give you a copy of the operating system you are running. Just make sure you have your product key handy. It should be located somewhere on the case. Good luck.
The site does not support downloading of their manuals. I tried to find other information or manuals but cannot reach other sites on www.emachines.com at this time, I think they might be having site issues. I will keep looking and keep you posted. http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html not loading at this time from my location.
Clicking coming from the hard drive normally indicates that the drive has failed. Unfortunately, you will need to purchase a new hard drive, unless the warranty on your hard drive is longer than 3 years. Your data can be recovered. I know the best buy geek squad can have the hard drive sent out for data recovery, however the cost for data recovery is quite expensive.