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Old HP m7350n XP now whirring and beeping non-stop

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#1 VictorD2


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:17 AM

Have an old HP M7350n that was beginning to whir loudly especially while playing videos. I opened it and being short on resources but big on confidence, I took a small vacuum and cleaned it out, while unplugged, ensuring not to touch anything with my hand. The heatsink fan had caked dust under the blades so I took Q-tips to loosen it up and got it all out.
Now, it partially boots up but the heatsink fan is now whirring loudly, and the CPU is making a beeping noise like something is setting on the keyboard. Nothing got knocked loose, removed, but, I did run the vacuum nozzle brush over the MB and Qtips on the heatsink.

HP m7350n specs attached in pdf and found here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00585745

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Edited by VictorD2, 19 January 2018 - 01:19 AM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


#3 mightywiz


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:09 AM

now depending on your bios some had the ability to give a beep warning when overheating.  I suspect maybe that's what your hearing because the fan is probably bad and it's giving you a warning that temps are not ok in your pc.  and being an older computer you'll want to look at the capacitors next the the processor and make sure they are not puffed up or even popped open.  that also you cause weird issues.  if they are it's time to buy a new machine.


and your machine is 12yrs old, it's lived a good life!  time to put it to rest and move one into the future.

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