noises from around cpu area.

  donatello 20:13 22 Nov 2006

Computer has just started doing this on switch on everything is ok,machine posts ok and boots then after a few minutes a hissing noise appears from around the cpu area,the pc then shuts down and will not restart untill i unplug then replug power.This just happens over and over.Cpu is Athlon 2000+,M/B Abit KR7A.Any comments welcome.

  woodchip 20:19 22 Nov 2006

CPU fan may need replacing

  donatello 20:22 22 Nov 2006

Fan seems ok seems to be a low pitch intermittant hissing,screeching noise before it shuts down.Could it be the cpu.

  skidzy 20:26 22 Nov 2006

Maybe faulty PSU ?

  amonra 20:26 22 Nov 2006

Could be a plug and socket arcing ? Try pulling out all the plugs and reinserting them, and look carefully at the plugs/sockets for signs of arcing. Black, discolouration of the pins or circuit board below the pins. Good luck.

  woodchip 20:29 22 Nov 2006

Do not remove plugs with the Power plug in the Wall socket

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