I tried to clean the fan from the outside, but I had the cpu open as I did this, so I cleaned the fan and everything else too. I did this this morning, and everything seemed to be fine, until just now.....
Hours later, as I'm sitting here watching tv, I started to hear a noise over near my cpu. It honestly sounded like there was a squirrel in my wall (our neighbor feeds them....bad idea). There was lots of erratic scratching noises etc, and then suddenly, the door on the top disc tray thing of my computer, opened by itself. Needless to say, I was stunned.
So I closed the tray thing door, and then attempted to open it again, but now it won't open. It makes this little noise that sounds like it's straining to open, but can't. I don't get it.
Could I have maybe smashed some wires when I closed the cpu case back up? I cleaned the cpu with a soft paint brush, and I was really really careful, but closing that thing up again can be a bit tricky, so I don't know.
I don't want to open the cpu again, because.....well......see what happens when I open my computer? I'd try it though if someone here thinks that I should. I'm wondering too if maybe some dust is stuck in the door thing, but seconds before I tried to open it, it opened on it's own.
Well, I think I fixed it. I rebooted, and then it started working. Hopefully everything is okay now. I still don't know what all of the scratchy noises were though.......maybe it really was a squirrel?
Thank you to those who read this and were maybe thinking about this problem.
Edited by dingdingding, 31 January 2009 - 12:09 AM.