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Possible wobbly fan


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#1 MrFrostByt3

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

This morning when I turned on my PC, I noticed a weird sound, as if the fan was wobbly. The odd thing was, if I placed my hand on top of my PC tower, the wobbling noise stopped. I left a heavy book on top of my tower for 5 minutes, and when I take it off, the sound is no longer there. I've been leaving this book on there just so I don't hear the noise anymore. I just want to make sure, could this have been a temporary thing? Or is something inside there just about to break?

 

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#2 zingo156

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:43 AM

Fan bearings wear out over time and can cause vibration. Locate the fan causing the issue and replace it. Open your case and stop the fans 1 at a time by unpugging them. If it is the fan in the power supply (you can't unplug it), I recommend replacing the entire power supply.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:59 AM

I consider myself s little tech savvy when it comes to software dealings. However, removing the case on my PC scares me to death every time I do it.

 

How would I go about stopping an individual fan?

 

Also, I just took that heavy book off, and the sound is gone. If that helps on.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:33 AM

The fan may settle down as it heats up. Cold fans generally make more noise than warmed up fans. There should be no danger in removing the side panel from the case of your computer. To stop the fans you can unplug them or touch your finger to the center of the fan to slow it down gently until it stops, just be careful not to touch the blades as this may damage the fan and possibly your finger...


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

Your system doesn't appear to be very old so it was probably a poorly made fan. Computer fans are very cheap to make and replace- and you might not even need it if you have a CPU fan, FP Fan, and if your PSU has a good fan installed.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

I'm going to check tomorrow morning on that boot up if it still makes the noise. If it doesn't, I'll consider it a one time thing. If it makes the noise, I'll just go buy a better quality fan, along with a few more upgrades since I'm back there.

 

Thanks for all your help guys, and if anyone else has advice, feel free to say.






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