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That one of the noises coming out of my computer tower, sounds like a choo choo train then this woo hoo noise continuously. :shock:

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Sounds like it could be a fan getting clogged up with dust.

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I'd agree with James there Gibbo, Get your vacuum cleaner nozzle and have a good suck at all the cooling vents on the tower. Quick and easy and often does the job! :)

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My thoughts exactly James, so do I strip it and clean it or do I go out and finish cutting the grass or do I go and take the remains of the old wooden fence to the tip...……………..decisions decisions. :)

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The way I do it is to disconnect the computer from the mains, get hold of a soft paintbrush and the vacuum cleaner, and then sweep the dust towards the nozzle. Do NOT have the nozzle too close to the electronics (6" or more away), as the vacuum can cause static electricity, which can then damage sensitive electronics.

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Yep - clogged fan, or dry fan bearings. Very distinctive sound as the blades struggle to rotate.

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Popped to Tesco and did a top up instead of all the other jobs :-D good stock in there this morning except for the bog roll shelf.

So now off with the mower.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 11:15
The way I do it is to disconnect the computer from the mains, get hold of a soft paintbrush and the vacuum cleaner, and then sweep the dust towards the nozzle. Do NOT have the nozzle too close to the electronics (6" or more away), as the vacuum can cause static electricity, which can then damage sensitive electronics.
I've used my wet/dry vacuum to do this as it blows quite powerfully, had a failing fan a few weeks ago. Blew a bit of dust from the processor fan but it was the power supply fan that had failed. New power supply and - nothing. Completely dead. I did stop the fan turning with a wooden skewer but must have been too close with the blower (1400W) and spiked the bios. :(

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Would there be any benefit in keeping the computer plugged into the mains but turned off at the mains ? The logic being that the computer is earthed through the plug.

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Steve, something that might work is to have the PC unplugged and then hold in the power button for 10 seconds. This will cause any capacitors that have retained a charge to dissipate that charge. Then plug the PC back in, turn it on, and hope.

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Blur arent performing Song 2 in your computer are they?



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:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 14:33
Steve, something that might work is to have the PC unplugged and then hold in the power button for 10 seconds. This will cause any capacitors that have retained a charge to dissipate that charge. Then plug the PC back in, turn it on, and hope.
Tried every option James. One for the bin as I'm not going to buy a new motherboard, processor and memory for it.
I have a couple of laptops and will turn the 2TB (new) into an external HD, may be possible to plug it in to the router so accessible to both laptops. Save me shuffling files all over the place when upgrading the OS.

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Pretty close Neil, not quite as loud thank goodness. :-D

My tower is easy enough to open, the sides are latched on and come off in seconds, now the grass has been cut that's the next job.

And my vacuum cleaner has a plastic nozzle so no worry about shorting anything.

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It is the static charge that builds up on the plastic that is the killer - electrons striped in the airflow.
My nozzle (also plastic) never came closer than about 8".
It was blowing rather than sucking.