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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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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    My E Machines tower has made a grinding, rattling noise. At first I thought it was the fan hitting some wires. I checked for some visible signs and found nothing. What I did notice was the mounting screws was not tighten. Any screw for that matter can actually vibrate against the metal enclosures while the fans are spinning even if the screws are all the way in. It's not the hard drive thank goodness. This should have been obvious before thinking of taking more drastic actions.Make sure to tighten the screws or you may just be blowing your money. I hope this has been helpful.

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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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