years old: 4 or 5 (i lost count)
the problem: loud HUMMMing sound coming from PSU fan
this first happend last year...i uses to fix this problem by cleaning the dust off the fan with a paintbrush
but now cleaning it is not working...it just keeps making a loud huumm sound like a freezer
things i have tryed...
1. tryed to get a new PSU but Compaq used a custom PSU and motherboard in this computer
2. opened the PSU up and used the vacum to clean out all the dust
3. tryed useing the computer with the PSU out of the tower
NOTE: when i turn the computer on in the morning the fan is runing fine but the sound starts and gets louder as the PSU gets warmer
Edited by Serious Dave, 21 August 2006 - 12:56 AM.