Squeeky Noise from computer

  TrevNI 09:45 22 Jul 2003
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I have a Gateway Tower Machine which has recently started giving a squeeky noise not unlike the noise made by a small bird.

It happens when I am doing something and the computer accessed the hard drive and also sometimes when the computer is idle. Definitely gives the impression that something inside needs a "drop of oil". Any ideas on the cause and what to do ?

Thank you.

  Sir Radfordin 11:32 22 Jul 2003

Try posting the problem here click here as thats the helproom and a few more people pass by there.

It could be a fan that is causing the problem and if thats the case I wouldn't put a "drop of oil" on it as that will cause dust to stick to it and could give you long term problems.

Opening up the case is the best way to track down the source of these things...

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