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My hard drive isn't as 'quiet' as it used to be. It's app 2 years old and just recently, it has started to 'buzz' a lot louder than when first bought. I'm thinking it could be one of the fans inside starting to go. I've opened up the tower itself and gave it a good clean but no joy.

My questions are, is it expensive to replace the fan? and is it quiet easy to do? I don't really want to have to drag the thing down to a computer shop to have replaced, but will do if ness.

Thanks in advance,

Craig :up:

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Yes' date=' replacing a case fan is pretty simple to do. But I'm confused - hard drives don't have fans (unless it's a external hard drive in an enclosure). So is the buzzing coming from a dying fan or the hard drive?[/quote']

You can tell my computer knowledge is minimal LOL. Erm, it's coming from the fan.

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It deppends on which fan is making the noise, but its pretty easy to do, case fans are about £5 and come in 2 sizes generally, 80mm or 120mm.

get yourself along here and ask fior a new fan, take the old one with you if you want.

http://www.neponline.co.uk/customer/

Fan will probably connect into one of the molex connectors coming from the power supply, just make sure PC is off before doing this.

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usualy when buzzing can be heard from pc's its the hd not the fan' date=' if the fans faulty it will not work if it does work why would it buzz? not unless theres a wire infront of it that it continualy hits...-[/quote']

So assuming it's the hardrive, is there anything that can be done to sort it?

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usualy when buzzing can be heard from pc's its the hd not the fan' date=' if the fans faulty it will not work if it does work why would it buzz? not unless theres a wire infront of it that it continualy hits...-[/quote']

Or dust in it can make the fan noisy, i'd say a buzzing was a fan, clicking would be a HD.

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usualy when buzzing can be heard from pc's its the hd not the fan' date=' if the fans faulty it will not work if it does work why would it buzz? not unless theres a wire infront of it that it continualy hits...-[/quote']

jasey... the bearings in the fan begin to wear and eventually expire after long periods of use...(or bad assembly) so first it buzzes/ humms etc...then slows, then seizes all together... all bearings eventually fail...

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