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Old 07-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #16
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As someone said in another thread, "Computers are like horses: they sense fear and take advantage of you." Or it could be a giant cockroach trying to get out ...

Seriously, I'd suspect a fan or the hard drive.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 02:46 PM   #17
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Or it could be Cthulhu rising...

Do you have Necronomicon in your HDD...?

Now seriously... take the PC to an electronics shop, aan have the fan cleaned... sometimes the build up of dust gets in its way...
 
Old 07-19-2010, 03:40 PM   #18
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Or it could be Cthulhu rising...

Do you have Necronomicon in your HDD...?

Now seriously... take the PC to an electronics shop, aan have the fan cleaned... sometimes the build up of dust gets in its way...
I feel bad telling someone to pay to have someone blow some compressed air. Opening the case and realizing there's not a lot inside is very cathartic. I recommend at least pulling the cover off, and looking first unless you either don't trust yourself at all or have time and money to give away.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 03:41 PM   #19
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take the PC to an electronics shop, aan have the fan cleaned... sometimes the build up of dust gets in its way...
WTF?

So you can't just take the cover off yourself and blow on it?
 
Old 07-19-2010, 03:48 PM   #20
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If it is a Laptop I wouldnt do that without having the proper tools to do this...

Gloves to take care of statics, etc...

But if this is a regular desktop, I would do this myself...
 
Old 07-19-2010, 04:03 PM   #21
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Somehow a laptop never came to mind...

I guess it still wouldn't hurt to blow some compressed air into the vents.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 04:24 PM   #22
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If it is a Laptop I wouldnt do that without having the proper tools to do this...

Gloves to take care of statics, etc...

But if this is a regular desktop, I would do this myself...
Indications point to a desktop machine from the OP's posts.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #23
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The power supply is another thing which can make that sort of sound when shutting down, and it can make that sound before failing as well. Might want to look for a screw loose while you're cleaning the dust out. Might want to look for a screw loose around here too....
 
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Indications point to a desktop machine from the OP's posts.
That is correct.
 
  


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