I have a Dell Dimension 8300 that I use for an HTPC and the back chassis has a horribly loud vibration (circled in red in the picture). It is the grille for the CPU fan that rattles and it is very loud, I can hear it in the next room. It puts a serious damper on my Netflix viewing.
The whole rear chassis does not vibrate but just the grille (the part made up of holes) in the back. I have tried to bend it with a screw driver, I gave it a love tap, and I gave it a hard hammer hit... each time the noise would go away for a few hours at most and come back again.
I am at my wits end here and it annoys me something awful. Any ideas on what to do?
Edited by hamluis, 12 April 2013 - 03:33 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.