Funny noise coming from ?fan

  The Potter 18:27 30 Dec 2003

A strange whirling noise is coming out of my tower, I think its the fan, is it about to die or should I just bang the side?!

Any ideas/help much appreciated.

  christmascracker 18:31 30 Dec 2003

NO don't bang it!

Have you tried giving it a clean as it's amazing the amount of dust and dirt that accumulates.

  bananaslik 18:33 30 Dec 2003

i agree with christmascracker,a little tlc goes a long way & it doesn't cost u anything

  The Potter 18:35 30 Dec 2003

Hmmm,will I be able to easily recognise the fan when I take the cover off and is it OK to wipe the surface with a bit of old cloth?

  VoG II 18:36 30 Dec 2003

If you peel back the sticker you can apply one drop (only!) of a light oil such as 3-in-1.

  VoG II 18:38 30 Dec 2003

In pictures click here

  The Potter 18:38 30 Dec 2003

Does that mean the fan has a sticker over it?

  VoG II 18:40 30 Dec 2003

CPU fans normally do.

  [DELETED] 18:41 30 Dec 2003

Sounds like the bearings wearing out if it the case fan or cpu fan cheap enogh to get another if it the psu fan could prove more expensive.


  The Potter 18:43 30 Dec 2003

Right then chaps (gulp), I'm going in. Will report back soon (if my computer still works when I've finished with it ...........)

  VoG II 18:45 30 Dec 2003

Have a look at click here first!

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