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Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 Fan Grinding Noise

Question: Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 Fan Grinding Noise

To start, I have seen the thread about a high pitched noise issue with this device's fan, and I don't think my problem is the same one. I have an ongoing issue with my Yoga 3 (full specs below), where for most of the time that the fan is spinning, it makes a loud grinding noise as if there's something stuck in the fan or the blade is off balance. I've only had the laptop for six months and it wasn't a problem when I bought it - it's developed since. The fan still seems to cool the laptop properly, and I've had no warnings from the device, but it's audible in quieter rooms and definitely isn't normal. I've installed the BIOS update that was recommended for a similar fan issue, and I've used OneKey Optimiser to run the fan cleaning tool several times - nothing has changed so far. I'm not sure what to do next. Should I attempt to open the machine and clean the fan unit with compressed air/investigate further, or should I contact someone about a repair? Thanks Aaron













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Answer: Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 Fan Grinding Noise

Hi aaroncawte ,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

As what you have already described , seems that you have done what is needed fro the fan noise issue.
Noting that the issue is mechanical in nature , please give tech support a call for the needed service .
No need to open the chassis for further steps not to invalidate the seal / warranty and have the tech run further check.

You can however run Lenovo Solution Center for the hardware test just to check on other parts that can also be affected and likewise temperature check at the moment of the noise for baseline data.

You may reach them at :
English 0333-777-3991 (National Rate) 9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

Update us how it goes.


Regards

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I am downloading new drivers from: http://support.lenovo.com/PL/pl/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-3-1470/downloads/DS10...
 
basically after running it - nothing happens!
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 





Y3i7

Answer:Yoga 3-1470 - Cannot install latest Lenovo Energy Management driver for Windows on Yoga 3-1470

Hi masi0,it seems to be a "silent installation". Look at: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Energy-management-software-for-Yoga-3-1470... GreetingsHelix2000

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 There is a loud griding noise whenever my wife's brand new Yoga 13 is titled in any direction.  It seems like a simple gyroscopic effect causing the fan to bang in to case.  It also seems like something that shouldn't be happening.  Is this a problem that other people have experienced or is there something wrong with this machine? Thanks













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Answer:Loud grinding fan noise on brand new yoga 13

Hi Jay,
 
please see this blog about Yoga 13 fan hitting the metal housing...
http://uselesspuzzles.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-fix-lenovo-yoga-fan-noise.html
 
maybe best to consult Lenovo Tech Support about a possible fan replacement...
http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613
 
Zehn

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title says it, whenever i apply any pressure to the underside of my laptop the fan grinds to a stop and starts up a second later. this will happen at the slightest nudge, i cant even pick it up without it grinding. ive had this laptop for maybe 8 months, never bought any warrenty (regretfully). ive used compressed air, never taken it apart to figure out whats up (cant find the right screw, its almost like the dont want you to open them.. mysterious.... ) id like to avoid taking it to get professionally fixed, im a fairly poor person (still havent gotten my usb port fixed bc lack of funds)  i hope the fan isnt messed up. ive never dropped it, or dropped anything ON it or anything like that.  it started out with just a little whirring more than usual, and over the course of a few months it progressed to this. 





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Hello, I was wondering if anyone else had experience with an issue I am having.  I just got my new Y510p laptop and a fan has been making a constant buzzing noise.  It sounds like the fan is loose in the housing or ill-fitting and grinding aginst its housing.  I have a y510p with 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m graphics cards in SLI configuration, with 8gb ram.  The noise is coming from the fan on the left hand side of the computer.  The fan (and noise) starts as soon as the laptop is powered on.  From experience with previous laptops, I believe the CPU is located on the left side and this is a problem with the CPU fan. I consider this a serious issue, and will be returning the laptop in a few days if the problem presists.  I hope that the fan may "break itself in" over the course of time and the issue resolve itself. Best Regards,Erik

Answer:Lenovo y510p Fan noise : grinding / buzzing

I have recently brought 12 Pcs of IdeaPad Y510p to sold out in Nepal. One of my customer told me he is ireeted while working at night in Peace place due to the Buzz sound which produce in Laptop. After this i checked in my rest of the Laptop and hear the same problems, what is the problem, is this Factory Dafult or some thing.
 
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Hello, I just bought a Lenovo Y580 with 3 yrs accidental protection. There is a horrible whiny high pitch noise on the upper right corner. Occassionally, there is also a grinding noise. Is anyone else having this problem? Also I register the laptop on lenovo and my warrantly status is only saying 1 yrs instead of the 3 yrs that I bought. 

Answer:Lenovo Y580 fan - whiny grinding noise

You cpu cooling fan is at the top left, not the top right according to the service manual, do you have a second fan for a dedicated gpu or the dvd-rom is on the right side of the notebook? http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.p... John.





Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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Dear, I'm really disappointed with Lenovo. I bought a Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 two years ago by Amazon. After 15 days, impossible to start the laptop. Fortunately, Amazon sent me a new one. Few days ago, impossible to start again the laptop. No charge, the charge led doesn't work, nothing happens... I bought a new adpater to Amazon but unfortuntely, nothing happened with the new one, no charge led, no start, nothing... I tried to remove the battery, push on power button during 30 seconds, replug the battery and start but the same nothing happened. No warrantly...Do you have an idea? Please help me, i bought this laptop 800 euros two years ago.... Thanks. Eric

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Hi after many  problems with this   lenovo laptop yoga 3 1470 ( black screen, bios, Crazy touch screen,troubleshoot screen, dead pixel ,  mouse and type pad error, pitched fan noise ..) now my laptop mother board is dead.  definitly  i think that Lenovo got a really problem whith this product ... I put my money on a laptop after 1 Years of resolving bug ( boot, reboot, unavailable machine) The laptop MotherBoard is dead. ( just at the end of waranty ...). Good bye the Magic yoga and the productivity product. So Lenovo Team i think that  you couldn't  change my product.... Just tell me How much for a new Motherbard  or compatible??   and  who i can contact  for this. This is the ref of  the motherboard:  MB L Yoga 3 14 W8S I7-5500 2G DSYSTEM BOARDS5B20H35674FRU as build : MB L Yoga 3 14 W8S I7-5500 2G DSYSTEM BOARDS5B20H35674 My laptop model is: Yoga 3-1470 Laptop (Lenovo)Numéro de série: PF09RJDEMachine Type: 80JHsystem;: windows 10 - before Dead. Thanks  you  For All. 




Yoga 3-1470 Laptop (Lenovo) - Machine Type 80JH (MTM80JH0041FR)Web Developer

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My Lenovo was purchased back in 2015, so the warrenty is expired. Still, up until recently the touchscreen had been working fine. Now, no matter what mode it is in, it doesn't detect my touch. I have gone through every Google-searched solution I could find, none have worked.I have gone to device manager, checked the drivers for updates (they are up to date) but the window doesnt allow me to Disable/Enable the driver. I've used the lenovo website, the companion app and my windows control panel to check for updates but no changes to the touch screen. Running Windows 10 (64x) Solutions, or links to other form posts are appreciated.

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 Touchscreen Unresponsive

- Press Windows+X.
- Select Device Manager.
- Find the Touchscreen driver under Mice and Other Pointing Devices>USB Touchscreen Controller (A111).  You're going to uninstall this and check the box that says "Delete the driver software for this device".  Don't worry, it won't blow up your computer.
 
- Restart your computer.
- Re-open the Device Manager, and confirm that the Touchscreen is now listed under Human Interface Devices. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
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Hi, yestarday I was using my laptop with several opened applications and 1 hangouts video call active.Well, the CPU has decided to freeze at 0.5 GHz due to the generated heat. The laptop of course became unusable, so I closed everything and restarted the system. Once the reboot was completed I noticed that frequency was still at 0.5 GHz. Then I ran an Ubuntu live usb and I checked the CPU: again, still at 0.5GHz. I came back to Windows 10, I made a bit of research and I used ThrottleStop. I unticked the BD Prochot and then the laptop came back to life with frequency at 2.9 GHz (for the sake of precision it works even without turning on Throttle stop...you only need to launch the app and untick the prochot).Now, the problem is that I can use the laptop with all its capabilities only after I run Throttle stop. In all the other cases, even when I boot my laptop, frequency is at 0.5 GHz (and you understand it is working at low frequency because it lags a lot). Investigating a bit, I found that only motherboard replacement can fix this issue.....really? What do you think? Do you any kind of solution?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo Yoga 3-1470 64-bit, which was originally windows 8. After updating to windows 10, the audio (Conexant HD Audio) starts to have some problems, such as the need to keep restarting my laptop to get the audio back. Recently it has gotten worse, hence I decided to uninstall the Conexant HD Audio driver from my device manager, with the hope that I can reinstall the updated windows 10 Conexant HD Audio driver. But after uninstalling, I found out that I cannot reinstall it back. The device driver installation wizard will only install for 2 - 3%, then a messagebox ERROR will appear stating that "Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the device for this driver." I have tried installing windows 8 and 10 versions of the Conexant HD Audio Drivers, but they do not work. Currently, my audio isn't working anymore. Can anyone help me, Thank you very much.   

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Hi guys, I am opening this post because I think that it could be useful to everyone who would like to solve several issues related to this laptop. I think that it is a really good notebook but it needs a lot of work to have it working in a proper way.So first of all I am posting here a link of a doc in which I am monitoring several issues I encountered and how I solved them. I know that it is not very easy to read it because its style is personal notes-like but I am sharing it anyone...probably someone can find the information it needs.Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 80JH monitoring doc

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 3 - 1470 (80JH) - General issues to so...

In this second post I am sharing the configuration to use with Notebook Fan Control software (probably some of you already know about this software if you hate the noise which fans of this laptop are able to do!). I added of course some considerations I noticed in preparing this config.Here we are... Yoga 3 1470 80JH using Windows 10 and NBFC 1.4.2.I appreciated a lot the work done by Mr. Cheeze but I found it incomplete, so I basically investigated the issue a bit more.I did not open the notebook but I found online that it is equipped with 2 fans. So, first step was adding the 2nd fan. Then I started to investigate if we can effectively control the fans and the answer is NO, but we can play a bit to force them to have a behavior. My target was only one: REDUCE the FANS NOISE and consequently their speed, because I think that this laptop is almost able to work in fanless mode (and believe me I stress it a lot, especially in terms of multitasking). Before showing my personal code to be used in NBFC I am giving you some information I retrieved by the Read&Write software (32bit version works well).?When Fans starts HEX values show up at position 6 and 254. These are the 2 actual speed values of the fans.?The target values (so where you have to write the desired fans speed) are in position 86 and 176. I am not totally sure if they are the effective position to write but they seem the only position which considerably vary according to the change of... Read more

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My newly bought monitor LG 34UM57-P does not work with my Lenovo Yoga 3-1470 80JH. On my Lenovo it states "Not supported monitor"and my monitor states "No signal".I have downloaded the LG drivers and updated my Lenovo but still no results. Can someone help me please?Thx.

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Hi, I got a problem with my laptop. The fan is making loud noise everytime I open a new window, a new tab, any setting window and so. I believe it is supposed to make this kind of noise when I'm stressing it with more programs running, not by simply open the files explorer... Any idea on what to do? (model is Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD)ThanksNstant

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD loud fan noise

Hi Nstant,  Most probably a program or App is running at the background cause fast spinning fan to cool down CPU temp.  To figure it out, right click in your taskbar and from the opened menu click on task manager.  -From top menu click on performance tab then click on resource monitor ==> from top menu click on CPU tab and look at to the Average CPU usage and see which App or Program is using a high percentage of your CPU capacity==> right click on it and end the process.  .Regards,  **If the issue has been resolved please, mark me as solution provided to help others find the solution easily and click the Kudos.** 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1cstcS8YLs&feature=youtu.be  This movie tells everything. There are not fans I checked it without keyboard. When you put computer in different position it stops. Any ideas what is it? 

Answer:Problem with Lenovo yoga strange noise

that sounds like the fan scratching something. My Lenovo Yoga 13 use to do this.

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Hi, can any one advise me? I have been getting a grinding noise from my PC roughly monthly since I obtained it in Nov. 2004, I think it may be when I push it a little??could this be the hard drive protesting ? it`s a pentium 4 3000ghz, asrobs.

Answer:GRINDING noise from PC

Some hard drives can get noisy when there is a lot of disc activity.......I have an IBM Deskstar 80GB drive which sounds a bit like a boiling kettle when working hard.It has done for the 3 years since I got it.Also some fans will speed up when temperatures rise and can become very loud.If this noise is infrequent,only happens when you are working the pc hard and most importantly not getting worse over time then I would be inclined to ignore it.If it's annoying you then you will need to track down the culprit and consider replacing it with a new quieter version.

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Question: Grinding noise?

Hello. I've been hearing a grinding noise for sometime on start-up on my PC. Occasionally, the PC will pretty much hang at the windows XP logo. When this occurs i just hold in on the power button and go through the boot process without any problems. However, the grinding noise that comes at the start is very loud and doesn't sound healthy at all. I've opened the case and there's no cords in the way of the fans. What could the noise be? Should i have concern? My computer runs fine after the noisy few seconds into the boot but becomes normal after it passes the windows XP logo.

My specs:
nVidia 8600GTS card 256 GPU
amd 3800+ 2.4 GHz
1 gig of ram

For more detail:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN
But my card gcard is now nVidia 8600GTS card 256 GPU.

Sorry this is confusing. Tired after the holidays :) thanks for any/all help.

Answer:Grinding noise?

try and isolate if it is coming from a drive or a fan
did you upgrade the psu when you upgraded the video

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Question: grinding noise

hi guys
i have a problem everyday my computer make a grinding noise and during
that time my computer is frozen , i cant do nothing until it stop by itself.
does it mean i need a new hard disk or can i fix it.
thank you in advance
icedtea2002
 

Answer:grinding noise

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Question: Grinding Noise

Hey guys, I logged on this morning to my pc and started to play a game and all of a sudden every few minutes the game would just crash for 10 seconds or so then be fine. When the crash happened i couldn't press Ctrl+Alt+Del so i know it wasn't the actual game itself crashing or losing connection etc.

So then i decided to take off my headset and try see if there was any strange noises and there was a really weird grinding noise for 2-3 seconds.. then game pc crashes then 10 seconds later everything is perfectly fine.

Anybody had this issue or know any solutions? If you need any additional information don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance, Pompey.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise

Oh my god, not long after writing this thread... Now my PC just turned itself off without any warning, bleeps or grinding noises. Didn't even reboot, just switched itself off.

When i boot up my PC, i don't get no errors, it boots up as quick as it ever has.

Microsoft XP S3 Pro

Intel core 2 DUO CPU
E4600 @ 2.40ghz
2GB RAM

Graphics; Nvidia Geforce 9600GT
 

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Hello, Im getting a nasty noise from my pc at start up, never on restart. Ive had the cover off and tested the PSU but its fine ,also replaced fan on heatsink, it made no difference. Its definitley coming from the heatsink or CPU, very odd. Luckily I have a new motherboard bundle waiting for Xmas! Everything backed up. Cheers.
 

Answer:Grinding noise From CPU?

Stop each fan in the system one at a time. Use something like a coffee stir stick to hold the fan blades. Insert the stick before you pw ON not after.
 

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Question: Grinding noise?

can someone please help me?
just a few minutes ago i was simply browsing and heard a loud grinding noise from my pc, i checked all the fans and it seems to be from the gpu, i restarted pc and still goes on. i left it off for now but i cant seem to find the cause, nothing is hitting anything
help?
thnx

Answer:Grinding noise?

You wouldn't be able to see anything. The grinding noise occurs when the ball bearings go ( at one point the balls start showing wear and don't run "round" anymore, causing the fanblades to tumble.)
Simple solution: you need a new fan. In cases of emergency (like you can't get your hands on a new fan anytime soon) there is a way to prolong the life of the fan a little bit. You get some graphite powder from your automotive supplier, peel back the fan label and carefully put a little bit onto the center of the fan.
I really mean CAREFUL the stuff is worse on cloth than laser toner
Make sure to put the label back on and don't use any form of oil..it will only cause a mess.
-DG

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Question: Grinding Noise

Hello, I have recently heard what sounds like a grounding noise coming from my computer. I usually only notice it when the computer is searching for something (say a Google search), and I seem to especially notice it while searching on e-Bay. Once the site or page is found, it then stops making that sound. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to stop it, or repair it? Does this mean the hard drive is about to crash? I have a Dell Computer, and Windows XP system. Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise

Just to be on the safe side do a back up if you havent done.Open the case and try to isolate the noise.
 

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I have an Everex Explora, AMD Athlon computer and at the start up and when I am searching for info it makes a grinding noise while it is loading the information. Also twice last week after typing and searching for what I wanted I heard a loud grinding noise. Not knowing anything about computers I have no idea what is the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi lag
Grinding noises aren't good. It sounds like you hard drive is going. I would back up your important data NOW. You can run a scandisk (surface scan) and defrag to help test out the hard drive. Many manufacturers of hard drive also have utilities on their web sites you can run to test out the drive. Is your system under warranty? Many hard drives come with a three year warranty.

[Edited by Lurker1 on 06-19-2001 at 01:04 PM]
 

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Hi,I have a problem from the first day I bought this computer, couple of months ago.When I plugged headphones to the headphones connection, I sound static and really annoying noise from them. Sometimes it stops, but whenever I play sound in the computer it always in the background.After a bit of researching I found that what cause this is the Nvidia drivers that installed, when I disable them, it stops.How can I fix this? I don't want to keep these drivers disabled since I need to use the Nvidia video graphic from time to time.(btw I tried to switch between Realtek drivers to windows generic drivers, It didn't work) Thanks in advance!

Answer:Lenovo thinkpad yoga 14 static noise from headphon...

Hi.
Welcome to the forums.
 
Can you please post the full model number of you Thinkpad? Are you using Windows 10?
 
I have a TP Y 14 (20DM008UUS) with one of those ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488) (and Windows 10 64bits) and I don't apreciate any static sound while hearing music or videos.
 
How are you disabling the Nvidia drivers, from Windows Device Manager? Disabling the NVidia display adapter worked for you to remove the noise sound?
 
I always try to keep the Thinkpad Yogas driver up to date. Do you want to give it a try updating the Nvidia and the Realtek drivers?
 
Let me know your model number and we will check the support page for the latest drivers.
 
Regards
 
 

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Hi , i have this labtop , and it is really annoying , when FAN makes noise constantly. Temperature is normal between 40-50 Celzius degrees.  Everything is updated (bios, drivers etc) , and when i start the computer, it starts to make noise, and if i open some tabs in web browser , so noise just increases like i were playing BF4 with ultra details or something like that. Please help me,  is this  "normal" for this labtop (in that case i will return it back to shop) or it is just broken one or can i do something for solution.  Thank you for advice 

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 13 Orange FAN makes noise

Hi, I bought this Laptop 2 days ago and this is indeed annoying! I had a 12 years old Acer and a new i7 Lenovo, and both are completly silent. Sometimes when the CPU is working, like compiling code, it could happen that the fan starts working, otherwise they are off. But the Yoga 2 13, the fan is working all the time? Why Lenovo?I assume that if there is no software solution for it, it might be the usage of wrong hardware or maybe the hardware architecture is wrong, why the fan is always on. @LenovoCome on, please fix it or tell us the reason!

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One of my HP laptops, HP Pavilion dv9650us, went off warranty about two months ago. I was using the machine to help fix another computer's problem when I noticed that its dvd-drive is making loud grinding noises and is slowing down the computer whenever I would access the drive. I suspect that the drive is about to die.

I am not sure how long the drive has been doing this since the laptop is being used primarily by another family member.

I purchased an extended warranty through Office Depot, but that family member cannot afford for that computer to be sent off for an unknown amount of time so I am actively considering replacing the drive myself.

I am looking at drives on amazon.com and unsure if a 'universal laptop slimline drive' will fit. Are the drives fairly universal between manufactorers? The current drive is an HD-DVD drive so I was hoping to upgrade to a blu-ray drive. Is it possible?

FYI: These kind of internal laptop dvd drives are not available from newegg or even frys. I'd rather not buy directly through hp.

Answer:dvd drive grinding noise

www.span.com Found a few laptop BD-Roms there. Panasonic makes the UJ-220 for laptops as well. They are a bit pricey. I would google something like 'Notebook Internal Blu-Ray' and see what pops up for you.

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Hi all,

My laptop fan is making some pretty weird noises and some of them sound pretty bad; when the laptop turns off the fan kind of clunkclunkclunks to a stop and I'm worried that the fan might not be spinning fast enough to cool the laptop. I've looked at how to replace the fan and it involves taking pretty much the entire laptop apart, is there anything else I could/should be looking at, trying to do, etc, before I go all in? The only thing I can think of would be to get a can of compressed air and try to give it a blast and maybe dislodge something; I just thought it would be worth asking before going through the trouble of taking the laptop apart plus the expense of buying a new fan. My laptop is an HP pavillion dv7.

Thanks a bunch for any help,
J
 

Answer:Laptop fan grinding noise?

It might be an idea to get a program such as Speccy (Google it) and check the temps on your CPU, if the CPU is too hot, i would see if you could get access to the fan, clean and clean it out with a can of compressed air (Or a vacuum but that may damage components, i wouldn't recommend it but i do it personally) and if that doesn't help take the fan off and use an alcohol wipe to clean off the grey compound on it and replace it with some fresh thermal compound (There are plenty of youtube videos on how to do this).
 

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My w550s laptop fan is making a loud grinding noise whenever I turn it on.  I've tried cleaning and then replacing the fan but the issue persists anyway. Any tips on how to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated. I've attached the sound for reference. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4rjnLAA0hh8c0NBVWphbVlUMzQ/view?usp=drivesdk (it sounds like a bearing is loose but I'm not quite sure) 

Answer:W550s fan grinding noise

Welcome shadowsonmywall1. Is your CPU and GPU running hot when the laptop fan is making a loud grinding noise?2. Did you remove the thermal paste before replacing with a new fan?3. Have you tighten all other screws on the laptop fan?
4. Use grease to oil the bearing of the fan.
 
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Title says it all. I am not very familiar with Computers, but I know my stuff.

I have an ASUS P5Q-E Motherboard, and an Intel Q9950 processor. I also have the Antec Twelve Hundred gaming case, with a Zalman cooler on top of all that.

I smack the side of the behind the cover, and sometimes it will go away, but that's horrible for the machine. It is not the cooler, because I have tried moving it while the PC was running, and no problem. I smack the top of the fan on the top, the muffles, and comes back. It is not the Hardrive, or any External fans, because the noise is coming from the top, back right corner of the PC. I turn the speed of the fan on the top down, there is no change of sound, and there are no wires interfering with the fans.

Any help would be appreciated.

--Icedgreece.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise coming from the CPU, or top fan.

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I am struggling with Grinding noise while using my HP Laptop-HP G62 Notebook PC. I have cleaned the Vents using Compressed Gas Can, but this did not help much. Checked HP Support Assistant for possible driver/software updates, but no updates are available.

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Well the thread says it all. I have a DELL PC a year or 2 old, and the CD ROM is starting to make this grinding like noise, for a split second only, when a CD spins down in the drive.

Does this mean the CD ROM drive is about to go? How much longer do you think it will live?

Should I start using the DVD drive to play CDs and games? Will this hurt the DVD drive?

Well that about wraps it up I think.
 

Answer:CD ROM and grinding noise when cd spins down

take the cd rom drive out of the pc and shake it. If you hear anything bouncing around inside then something might possibly be broken. As for your dvd drive, no playing cds and games won't hurt it. In fact I would recommend using it. Besides you can get a new dvd burner for like thirty bucks now so if it does break, who cares, they're cheap!
 

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Hi,
Our NEC Superscript 870 printer works ok for one or two pages at a time: anymore than that and it begins to make a grinding noise and then a paper jam. The grinding noise seems to be coming from the right hand side, perhaps from the gears under the brass clips that are under the toner cartridge. The teeth that are visible seem normal. Suggestions?
Steve
 

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My y510p is making a small grinding noise by the hdd is this normal?
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: IdeaPad Y, U, V, Z & P series 2013 shipping discussion

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I have a Gateway PC with ME, 1.3 processor, 640 ram. Three yrs old. It will not boot up. I turn PC on, and I get to first screen, and then it bumps and grinds and whirs and chirps, and beeps. I hit F1 key and get a message that operating system cannot be found. I tried to boot from a Norton rescue disk but no good. It sounds like fan motor is on. Last week, the PC started to cut off (power) for no reason, randomly, and I would have to reboot. Has my hardrive crashed? Might it be something less severe?. Please help? Thank you. RD.
 

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i had my sony viao for almost 2-yrs and i'm starting to hear a grinding noise from my hd. i initially noticed it when i turned it on. it made this loud grinding noise for over 10-mins then it disappear (pc still made typical very noise) and after 3 days the hd made the same noise (again for ~10-mins), but not as loud when i turned it on, still loud enough to notice and the grinding noise wasn't consistent either, a few time it was like grinding down then speeding up again
should i start looking at new hd, will i be able to rescue my files if my hd just decides to stop working or decides to boot up
i normally keep my pc on for 5-days and i know i'm not the only one so i don't think that's the reason
also most night, i keep my pc busy all night long encoding movies for over 10-hrs, can that be the cause
 

Answer:hd making grinding noise

Any information of value should be backed up. Hd can die at the drop of a hat.

But are you sure its the hd and not a fan.
 

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hi friends

everything was fine .. i reinstalled firefox3.00 for some internet purpose now internet was ok.. but when i restarted Firefox again after a reboot it noted me that "Firefox not able to start sorry for the inconvenience" .and the i noticed some kind of grinding noice from my system..

so i checked my cabinet all was fine and finally noticed that the noise was from the speakers...

and i noticed the noise was associated with the hdd data reading which was indicated by the hdd light on the cabinet..

i thought this is the problem of firefox so i reinstalled to the latest firefox the problem still continues...

other things i noticed along with this problem is that

the windows boot up time is long than wat it was before the problem.. but after boot up everything is fine except for the grinding noise from speakers..

i test my system with directx diagnostic tool ..everything is fine

i suspected my hdd and made a long test with seatool hdd test tool everything was fine
i have smart enabled on my hdd

there is this cricking noise along with the audio which is also distrubing my adio and video play back

i am confused wat might be the problem.. that noise is disturbing the regular sound pattern of my system

i tested my speakers with external devices the sound was crystal clear

my sys config is
c2d 1.86
intel 946mobo
3gb ram
160 sata hdd
nvidia xfx 8400gs overclocked rivatuner
creative 5.1 speakers

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Answer:Grinding noise from speakers help

when a card goes bad sometimes it doesnt properly filter out noise. if they play fine on like an mp3 player or another computer you may want to look at replacing the card. theyre cheap enough now
 

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Hello. Currently i Have in my PC:Q6600 2.4 ghz8800gts 312 DDR32gb of ram500gb WD sata HDDSound Blaster Audigy500watt PSUAlright so my computer has up and decided that it hates me. For about three months it worked without any major issues. I noticed some absurd artifacting with my GPU but decided i'd just replace it eventually. My problem is that recently my computer has gone nutty. Whenever I decide to do anything (open photoshop, install programs, ect) it starts to give me laggy sound. Windows itself takes about 5 minutes to get past that initial loading screen and then 1 or 2 minutes to actually load my user. Under a normal circumstance I would just guess CPU but it's stranger. Once photoshop opens it gives a GPU error, whatever, I get it, it's broken. Yet it works fine, no lag, nothing. I render videos, and nothing. I open fallout 3 and it lags until it gets to the menu and the sound is fine for the rest of the game. It seems to only lag on loading screens. About an hour ago I started hearing loud grinding noises from inside my case. All of this leads me to believe it may be my HDD. It seems that the sound skips any time the HDD is accessed but I'm not sure. So I wanted to get a second opinion.I ran a CPU stress test and it never got above 60C at 100% for 3 hours. I ran a ram test for 20 minutes with 0 errors. My GPU gets up to 72C with artifacting almost nonstop In games there are specific models that seem to make the oddest thing ever occur. Giant tr... Read more

Answer:strange grinding noise

Two problems at the same time:1) Hard drive is going bad.  If the grinding noise is coming from the hard drive, that's means it's about to crap out on you.  Back up your data as soon as you can 'cause you may not get another chance...2) Video card.  99% of the time artifacts on the screen mean a video card problem.  The other 1% of the time it's drivers.  So...you have your marching orders.  Replace both the hard drive AND the video card.

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I have an older laptop that we use infrequently here in the office, and it's making a pretty loud grinding noise. I looked into this a bit on-line, and everyone seems to agree that this probably means the hard drive is going. I just want to confirm a few things with an expert before I proceed:

1) Is there anything I should try to get rid of the grinding noise before I just pack it in and trash this laptop?

2) Although the laptop is older, I really don't want to trash it. Does it make sense to buy a new hard drive?

3) If I do buy a new hard drive, is that the kind of thing that I can install myself, without too much experience? Can you guys help me through it?

4) Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for the drive and what I should get? (It's a Dell Notebook)

Any assistance is very much appreciated!
 

Answer:Grinding noise from laptop

What operating system is it using? W98? W98SE, ME, XP or what? What make and model of laptop? Beware there may be limitations on the capacity of the hard drive that the OS/BIOS will accept. Can you get a copy of the manual, either from the office, or via the net, or makers website? Also there may be limits on the anount of RAM that can be installed if you want to upgrade. let us know and someone here can probably help.
Can the IT representative at your office help with further info? Bazza

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I have an older laptop that we use infrequently here in the office, and it's making a pretty loud grinding noise. I looked into this a bit on-line, and everyone seems to agree that this probably means the hard drive is going. I just want to confirm a few things with an expert before I proceed:

1) Is there anything I should try to get rid of the grinding noise before I just pack it in and trash this laptop?

2) Although the laptop is older, I really don't want to trash it. Does it make sense to buy a new hard drive?

3) If I do buy a new hard drive, is that the kind of thing that I can install myself, without too much experience? Can you guys help me through it?

4) Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for the drive and what I should get? (It's a Dell Notebook)

Any assistance is very much appreciated!Click to expand...


 

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When I boot up my y470, the fan makes a grinding noise for about 3 seconds,  then is perfectly normal. I think there's something wrong with my fan's bearings, even though it's only 2 weeks old (terrible manufacturing quality apparently). How do I go about putting my warranty to good use here? I'm in Canada.

Answer:Y470 fan grinding noise

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/service-provider/default.page
 
Canada, right?
 
Dave

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I put my headphones in the jack today and heard a weird background noise. When I removed them, the computer speakers were making a loud buzzing noise as well.  The buzzing noise comes and goes and disappears if I mute the computer's volume.  I cannot hear any audio on my computer now (no music, videos, noise at start up/shut down, etc.). I have tried updating the sound drivers and restarting the computer several times, but to no avail.  I have also tried to get sound with and without external speakers attached, with and without headphones in, etc. and I can only occassionally get the loud buzzing noise which is coming directly from both of the speaker vents on the bottom of the computer.  Thoughts on a solution?

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Recently when holding the laptop in a certain way a grinding noise ensues from the device followed by a pulse like grinding. Hibernating the laptop and then reopening solves this until pressure is applied to an unspecified part of it after which the noise returns.

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Hello to all, I have a new Pavilion 15-bc000nv and after 4 days of use it started a scratchy noise from the left side of the laptop. I see that when the led of Hard Drive switches on the sound comes up (it's like something is scratching from the inside) and when it turns off the sound stops, it's not that loud but when I work at night it buzzes my head and I am worried since the laptop it's brand new. Please help me to solve the poblem. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard drive grinding noise

@NIKIKUKO Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! This may simply be the sound that the newer drives make -- given that the laptops are thinner than the old ones and more easily conduct the drive sound.You paid for free HP Tech Support as part of the warranty coverage, so you might as well make use of it.While this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about troubleshooting and repairing your machine remotely.They should be able to tell you if the sound is "normal" or if it indicates a problem with the drive.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836Good Luck

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HI, i just recently got a COMPAQ Presario CQ56 Laptop this past christmas brand new, i use this laptop quite frequently on my lap when laying in bed. one night i was watching youtube videos, when all of a sudden i heard this god awful grinding noise coming from under my laptop right by the fan. i stuck my ear right next to the fan and thats where the sound seemed to be coming from. if i turn it off and let it set over night, and then turn it on in the morning, there's no noise. but only when i use this laptop for like 1-2 hours does the noise come back. somebody please help me cause this noise sounds bad, and i just got this laptop not even 3 months ago. thank you!
 

Answer:Somebody please help! laptop making grinding noise!!

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I posted a message here a couple of weeks ago that the fan was making a loud noise when the system boots. Now it is making the same noise at other times, but not quite as loud. It seems to be getting worse. Someone suggested it is a fan bearing. I would rather not make a warranty claim for this if it is simple to fix.   Would this be a simple fix for someone not experience working with hardware? Do I risk my working on the machine myself.  





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Answer:M90z: Fan making grinding noise

Hello mate, It's quite easy to do. Have a look in the hmm there : http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/89y8064.pdf Just be aware that changing this part by yourself might void the warranty.





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I recently bought a new PC. A Dell Ispiron 560 (3.2 ghz, 4gb memory, etc.). I don't want to get big into gaming on it I just wanted a better video card than the crappy one that came with it, so I bought a HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ($60). Because of that I had to upgrade the PSU from a stock 150w to a OCZ Fata1ity 550w power supply. I uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner Pro. Then I installed and updated the driver for the HIS 4670. Now my computer seems to have minor mouse lag and the cursor plays catch up to where I want it to go. Also while playing some minor games (ex. A.V.A.,Genesis AD, TheHunter, Vindictus) it lags horribly and makes a grinding sound which comes through the speakers, it does this not only in a game but I can be surfing the web and listing to itunes and it will just spazz out making the grinding sound. Any help? Did I screw something up?

I tried looking around on Google, but there were no resovled issues. Some were saying it could be a bad PSU or that there is a conflict with Micrsoft High Definition Audio Dirver.

Added:
I am getting really frustrated with this, I'm 99% sure it is through the speakers. I took out the HIS 4670 and went with the stock video card and it was still doing it, so I thought maybe it might have something to do with the power supply so I switched it back to the 150w one. The lag and noise still continues to happen I don't know what to do at thi... Read more

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Hello
I just installed on windows 2000 on a Gateway Solo 9300 laptop
20GB HD
128 RAM

I deleted windows 98, reformatted, and installed Windows 2000 and Office 2000
I applied all the latest patches for IE, W2K, and Office
After testing here at my home I had no probs
Something happened from putting it in a laptop bag o delivering it to my friend

When she powers it up there is a grinding noise....I can hear it over the phone
and
I can also hear the harddrive seeking...clicking sound...which I never heard the whole time I had it
The sound comes from the side with the CDROM and FLoppy....It might be the floppy initializing on startup?????
 

Answer:Grinding noise on gateway laptop

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Hey everyone, I built my friend a computer and here are the specs:

Athlon 64 3700+
2x512 corsair value ram
x1800xt 256mb
Asus A8N5x Mobo
Antec SmartPower 500w

I believe that one of the fans is making a strange noise, but I can't really be sure which one. Whenever i go into a game full screen, the noise gets even louder. Even when I am in Windows, when I move the mouse around and click things the fan grinds more, but then grinds less. Anyone familiar with this? Any suggestions?
 

Answer:the mysterious and loud grinding noise

Disconnect any case fans. then you should be able to isolate wheter it is one of them. the CPU or the Video card fan.
 

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Hello,

Ok, I'm not sure if I came to the right place for this problem but I'm looking for as much help as I can.

This has been happening for awhile now but everyday when I first startup the computer it makes this grinding noise that lasts for about two minutes then it goes away and is fine for the rest of the day when I use it. At first I thought it was dust so I took it out and cleaned it up a bit with a can of compressed air. After trying that, the noise is still there. I don't think it's my hard drive since I use a SSD. I haven't gotten a chance to open the case and carefully listen where the noise is coming from but one thing I do know is when the noise is happening and I thump the case with my hand a few times it seems like one of the fans inside makes this lower power noise thing and then you can hear it slowly coming back up to normal speed. Keep in mind this only happens if I thump or hit the case with my hand. I'm planning on opening the case soon and see what is causing the noise but I'd like an idea if you guys know if what could be causing the noise so I know what to pay attention to. And what can I use so I can hear better where the noise is coming from?
 

Answer:PC making grinding noise on startup, need help!

use a straw to your hear and move it around the components to try and isolate the cause

probably a fan

the last thing you want to do is thump the case with your hand if want the computer to keep running
 

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Hi,
Recently a grinding noise can be heard when I turn on my PC, but not always. So far it has happened twice, the first time I looked inside my PC but found nothing, and the second time it stop after about 5 minutes once the computer had been turned on. I have literally no idea what it is as nothing is touch any of the fans and both HDD's in my build feel fine when I rest my hand on them.
I've made a video of the noise, for which the link is below. You may have to turn your volume up slightly to hear it, but it is much louder in reality.
YouTube Video
Any help will be appreciated,
Tom

Answer:PC makes grinding noise when turning on

The CPU cooler is most likely loose because I've had a similar issue where when the CPU fan spins fast, it makes a similar noise.

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Dont know if anyone else has got one of these cards but when ever I play a game on my pc now the card makes a fairly audible grinding noise. Iv tryed the lastest set of drivers but no difference. Has anyone else experianced this or have i just got a bad card?

Answer:Sparkle 8500GT Grinding Noise

I take it that it's your graphics card, sounds like the fan could do with a looking at and probably a good clean to clear the dust build up etc.

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I recently bought a new PC. A Dell Ispiron 560 (3.2 ghz, 4gb memory, Windows 7, dual core.). I don't want to get big into gaming on it I just wanted a better video card than the crappy one that came with it, so I bought a HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ($60). Because of that I had to upgrade the PSU from a stock 150w to a OCZ Fata1ity 550w power supply. I uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner Pro. Then I installed and updated the driver for the HIS 4670. Now my computer seems to have minor mouse lag and the cursor plays catch up to where I want it to go. Also while playing some minor games (ex. A.V.A.,Genesis AD, TheHunter, Vindictus) it lags horribly and makes a grinding sound which comes through the speakers, it does this not only in a game but I can be surfing the web and listing to itunes and it will just spazz out making the grinding sound. Any help? Did I screw something up?I tried looking around on Google, but there were no resovled issues. Some were saying it could be a bad PSU or that there is a conflict with Micrsoft High Definition Audio Dirver.Added:I am getting really frustrated with this, I'm 99% sure it is through the speakers. I took out the HIS 4670 and went with the stock video card and it was still doing it, so I thought maybe it might have something to do with the power supply so I switched it back to the 150w one. The lag and noise still continues to happen I don't know what ... Read more

Answer:Upgraded new PC, mouse lag and grinding noise

QuoteI uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner ProWas this the instructions that came with the new video card? I din't think so.You may have to roll and start over.You have a Dell Ispiron 560. Did you try the Dell site for any information about possible compatibility issues using HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ?I have nothing good to say about 'drive cleaner pro'. Windows is able to install drivers without the need to fourth party software.No persona experience with HIS HD 4670. A few people complain about it, but that may be expected for a high end product now selling at a bottom price.And yes, conflict with audio and video devices is an old story. It is almost always because of not properly installing drivers.As you well know, you have to be very carefully about the physical installation. If so, this You Tube video is not for you, but for others.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPB_uY00_yg

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Hi guys (and gals). I posted here a while back and tried to get help with my computer, which kept freezing. The guys who helped me tried every single thing they could think of to try and fix my problem, but to no avail. The only thing the problem could be was a hardware problem, and paying for a new motherboard for a four year old system would have been a waste of money. Nevertheless, I appreciated the help and kindness the forums gave while I troubleshooted my computer. That's why I'm coming here again asking for help. Hopefully this time there will be a happy ending.

In June, with my own saved money, I purchased a new computer. The specs are here:

-ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
-CHAINTECH SE6600G Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
-AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500ASBOX - Retail
-CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS1GB400C3 - Retail
-Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
-Windows XP with Service Pack 2

I put everything together and initially it all worked, however recently the fan which is attached to the heatsink has begun making a very distinct grinding noise upon booting my computer. Waiting until Windows boots seems to sometimes fix the problem, and taking off the case to press against the heatsink seemed to stop it for a small period, however as of two... Read more

Answer:Heatsink fan making grinding noise, help!

Is this post in another thread of any use to you? It may be that the fan is not working correctly in terms of cooling the part (CPU or chipset - not sure which?) and the part is overheating causing the problems. Perhaps you need to reseat or replace the fan and/or heatsink?
 

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Hello, yes i was just wondering if anyone could help me. My dad borrowed this scanner from his friend yesterday. It was wokring fine, but today i tried to scan some pictures and it started to make a harsh grinding noise. My dad told me to unplug it , so i did, and plugged it back in afew minutes later, but it continued to make the noise. Any suggestions on how to stop it?

my operating system is windows xp. im not sure what else you would need to now, so please tell me.
 

Answer:hp scanjet 3670 = grinding noise

This is the best site for sorting out any problems HP related http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...assId=-1&prodTypeId=15179&prodSeriesId=298539
 

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I recently bought a new PC. A Dell Ispiron 560 (3.2 ghz, 4gb memory, etc.). I don't want to get big into gaming on it I just wanted a better video card than the crappy one that came with it, so I bought a HIS HD 4670 IceQ 1gb ($60). Because of that I had to upgrade the PSU from a stock 150w to a OCZ Fata1ity 550w power supply. I uninstalled the previous video drivers by going into Device Manager and deleting them. I also used Driver Cleaner Pro. Then I installed and updated the driver for the HIS 4670. Now my computer seems to have minor mouse lag and the cursor plays catch up to where I want it to go. Also while playing some minor games (ex. A.V.A.,Genesis AD, TheHunter, Vindictus) it lags horribly and makes a grinding sound which comes through the speakers, it does this not only in a game but I can be surfing the web and listing to itunes and it will just spazz out making the grinding sound. Any help? Did I screw something up?

I tried looking around on Google, but there were no resovled issues. Some were saying it could be a bad PSU or that there is a conflict with Micrsoft High Definition Audio Dirver.

Added:
I am getting really frustrated with this, I'm 99% sure it is through the speakers. I took out the HIS 4670 and went with the stock video card and it was still doing it, so I thought maybe it might have something to do with the power supply so I switched it back to the 150w one. The lag and noise still continues to happen I don't know what to do at thi... Read more

Answer:Upgraded new PC, mouse lag and grinding noise

No help?

No one wants to help me. Did I post this in the wrong section or did I come off rude or something?
 

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On a cold boot/start in the morning I hear this griding sound for a bit then it goes away. I took the cover off my pc, cleaned everything I could, started again and grinding noise was still there, then went away after a bit. The noise sounds like it is coming from my cpu fan. To me, it sounds like the fan has a wron bearing. I have been trying to find a replacement, but no luck, and I don't know the specs for the fan, so i can't buy an aftermarket fan.I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a replacement or maybe a better aftermarket fan that would work. PC: Acer ATC-105-UR11

Answer:Grinding noise on cold start

We suggest you contact Acer support in your region for information on how to proceed.
 
https://www.acer.com/worldwide/
 
 





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Upon startup the rear fan makes a grinding noise. This eventually settles out. This concerns me as no grinding noise should occur, especially right out of the carton.

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Hi,  I've had my lenovo yoga 3 1470 for just over a year, and so unfortunately I'm out of warranty.  I am running Windows 10. All of a sudden, I have no audio at all on my laptop; the task bar icon has a red cross next to it, and either says 'no audio device is installed' or 'no speakers or headphones are plugged in'.  I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, and even a clean install of Windows 10, but nothing has fixed the problem.  The powerbeep in the BIOS settings still makes a sound, so is this a motherboard issue? How can I get it fixed? I am not particularly computer-savvy, but would appreciate any help at all, thank you.  

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My laptop have been running for like an hour now, getting really hot and with the fan on full settings while a **bleep** ton of **bleep** is running on my computer. I have these problems occasionally. The fan spinning up for no reason and under light usage is a regular issue. How do I fix this? Picture: http://imgur.com/a/stH9V

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I received my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2gen (i7, OLED). Unfortunately the CPU usage is constantly around 30% (reaching up to 100%), the fan is on all the time and the battery is empty in 2 hours. The main reasons for the high CPU usage are the following three programmes:- Sophos web intelligence (which I have to have installed according to my employer)- WMI provider host (I tried deinstalling it, but then I can no longer access the network drives)- Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit EnhancementsAny ideas what I could do to solve the issue? Thanks! 

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So i was using my Compaq Evo N620c laptop( Windows XP) and i put it on stand by. When i came back, i started the laptop up and it started making a really loud high pitched noise almost like a whistle. I restarted the laptop and it started making the same noise. I went on safe mode and the noise stopped and everything louded perfectly. Than when i went back on my regular account and it started making the noise again. The noise only starts at the blue loading screen for XP. I had this laptop for 2 years and this is the first time this ever happened.

Will the noise stop if I open up my laptop and use a duster ( high pressure air) and i take out all the dust out of my fan and hard drive?

Thank You
 

Answer:Laptop makes a really loud grinding noise

No way to tell for sure what the noise is coming from with the info provided. Could be a fan, could be a hard drive. I suggest you go ahead and try blowing the dust out with canned air through the cooling vents. Use short bursts instead of a continuous blast. First blow air into the exhaust port first, then into the intake port. Repeat until no more dust appears.

Try one thing first... mute the sound. Audio hardware can do some strange stuff.

Raybro
 

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Hi, Notebook details:X220 TabletBought online over U.S ebay on 23/12/2011. I started using on 27/12/2011. It has 3-year depot warranty.Product: 42962YU I encountered a problem a couple of days ago. The hard disk made grinding noises after the notebook was turned off. It now happens every time i turn off the notebook. I am a new Lenovo user/customer. Please provide guidance. 

Answer:hard disk failure (grinding noise)

Welcome to the forum!
 
You'll have to call the local support number, and they'll ship a replacement hard drive. The defective one will have to be returned to them in most cases.
 
Good luck.

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I have a four year old HP Pavilion with windows XP. Three years ago, the CD drive needed to be replaced so we bought a used one for $10. It worked fine until today. I ejected the tray and it only came out halfway and made a grinding noise. I inserted and ejected it a couple more times and it did the same thing. Then, it finally wouldn't open at all. Now when I try to eject it, the light flashes and it makes the same grinding noise but it doesn't open.

I tried to eject it from My Computer and it did the same thing. I take classes on the computer and use CD's for class so I need my CD drive. Is there any way I can fix it? I'm a student on a small income and I don't know when I could afford another one. If there's something I could do to get it working again, that would be great. I'll try to answer all your questions.

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:CD Drive will not open, makes grinding noise

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I purchased an Envy 34 inch Curved all in one directly from HP.  Immediately upon starting bootup, I heard the hard-drive making noises like it was constantly reading/writing.  I called tech support and they said that didn't sound right and I should exchange the computer.   I called HP direct sales and they sent me another brand new model.  The exact same thing is happening on this one.  Is it a bad batch of hard drives that HP has in this batch of new computers HP direct is shipping, or is this something going on that  needs to be turned off (indexing, etc)?Thanks.

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Hi all,

I just recently built a new PC (back in December) and today it made a weird loud grinding/spinning noise. I immediately powered it down, and now it is running OK. There was no burning smell or anything like that. I'm concerned though. It has never done this before, and I'm not sure what component caused it. It kind of sounded like the DVD rom drive, but there was nothing in the drive. The DVD drive does make weird noises when a disc is put in or when it's reading, but I don't know why it would have this time before no disc was inserted. The case (coolmaster centurion) does have two fans built in, one in the front and one in the back. But they are usually quiet.

Specs are:

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600

Video card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA3

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Please help.
thanks

EDIT: Actually, IIRC I have heard this sound before under a previous configuration. Could it be one of the case fans? I'm surprised because of how loud it was.
 

Answer:Computer making fast grinding noise

Check Event Viewer for any errors.
 

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My power supply has been making some kind of grinding noise. I thought it might have been one of my HDDs, but that proved false. The noise comes about for no apparent reason. When it does happen though, I just hit the back of my comp and it goes away. Any info is appreciated.

Answer:power supply makes grinding noise

eheh, that's not very smart, damaged PSUs have been know to literally explode,flames and all, if i were you, i would trash and spend $50 for a decent PSU off of www.newegg.com and hope it doesn't fry ur system before you do so

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Hi all,I have an r61 laptop, type 8933-A38.I got the fan and cooling sink changed in september last  year, after i got a 'fan error'.Since last week the fan makes a grinding noise. However, when I move the laptop around while it's running, the fan noise tends to slow down a bit, and then increase again. I feel there might be something wrong with the rotation of the fan, or maybe lubrication.I sometimes also play GTR2 on my laptop, and just after stopping the game, I checked the CPU temperature to be 82 C. I don't know if it is normal because the cpu was under heavy load during the game. In normal loads, the temperature slowly goes back to 45-47 degrees, but the noise persists. Sometimes the fan becomes silent, but mostly its noisy. Any suggestions? I'm hoping the fan is not gone completely, because it just got replaced last year, it should atleast last another year.

Answer:thinkpad r61 fan grinding noise cpu running from 45-80 degrees

the fan's spindle is probably running out of lubrication or there are foreign particles in the mechanical parts of the fan. You can try to take apart the fan motor, clean it and then reapply some WD-40 and then followed by high quality sewing machine oils.

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after a power problem, the laptops dvd drive and mains plug broke down, and a grinding sound could then always be heard from the system. after replacing the hard drive in a test, I can now safely say that its not a grinding hard drive at all. the harsh noise seems to be from the systems cpu fan. usually after a few mins of use the noise gets lower (almost disappears), as the temperature of the system increases. I have blown out all of the dust, but the noise remains. whats my other option? would a fan replacement or oiling really solve the issue? I dont have a small enough screwdriver here to remove the fan, and wouldnt be too sure on what to use if an 'oiling' was necessary-no doubt a replacement would be the best bet? surely its not the cpu itself creaking away-lol. thanks for any suggestions if possible. is a grinding/loud fan over a few yrs of use a common problem in laptops? this system is from 2007

Answer:grinding noise from laptop was not a hard drive!

Try taskmanager at start up and see what is using up the CPU.If nothing running system idle process should be showing about 96% that is normal.

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I have got fan error once around 1 month back and after trying to restart for 5 to 6 time it booted up fine. The noise started to come up intermittently if I use the laptop for long time. I got the thinkpad cleaned up as mine is 5 years old and I have used it very rough and long times. Its a beautiful laptop without any problem I should say. I got the thinkpad cleaned up on this weekend from a local technician, and I was scared to see the dust inside the laptop when he had opened it up.  But he has cleaned it nicely and no noise at his place and when I got home it started again. This time its continous noise no matter if I use it long time or not, but before it used to come after using for some time. But now its starting immedialy when we switch it on no matter if its on battery or power. Can anyone suggest me what part I have to replace and if I can do it myself, as I have searched onine and could see 2 different parts for it one is the black fan and the other is the total copper heatsink unit. SO is it like the black fan is inside the heatsink which is making the noise or I should change the whole heat sink. Please suggest me some ideas. I dont have warranty. Thanks,

Answer:Thinkpad - T61 grinding noise from the top left corner

Sounds like you need a new fan. You can replace just the fan itself, or the heatsink/fan assembly. Replacing either will require reapplying thermal paste to the heatsink.  It's not a difficult procedure to do, but neither is cleaning out the dust, so if you needed a tech to do the cleaning for you, then you should probably return to him/her for the fan replacement. You can buy the fan motor very cheap, but they are installed in the heatsink with foil tape, so it's a delicate job to peel back the tape so you can remove the fan and some adhesive and/or sealer may be needed to reseal the tape after the new fan is installed. If you want to replace the whole assembly, then you'll need to make sure you get the correct one for your laptop size and graphic options, there are several different units for the T61 series.  





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Anyway,

My heat sink makes a grinding noise in the morning? After I hit the side of the case it quiets down and returns to it's normal sound? (Low blowing, but still keeping my CPU temp low).

Also, at random times it makes a whirling noise then goes?

I have opened my case in the past, and cleaned out the heat sink with a brush and it still doesn't make a real difference.

This is odd?

My CPU/ZIF is a E6600 Intel @ 2.4Ghz processor.

~Sam
Secondly, the heatsink is a 775 intel default.
 

Answer:Heat sink making a Grinding noise?

I would change it before it goes out
 

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My fan produces a grinding noise at first startup only once a day.what can be the problem?? Is there any issue with my fan or something else??My notebook product is hp15ac120tx

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So recently my laptop seems to be making a low grinding noise, more like the old grinding noise computers use to make when they we loading back in the day, but the thing is it only happens when I scroll up or down on any program, be it chrome, word you name it. It isn't always consistent, sometimes it will be constant as I scroll, or only in short bursts and strange enough, for one instance I was over at ESPN and wasn't even moving the page, but there was a element that kept swiping from one article headline to another and my laptop with grind for the 1 second it took to slide headlines.

There hasn't been any performance issues or negative effects as far as I can tell, but I thought I'd ask around as see if it's perhaps a perquisite to an upcoming one. Anyone experience anything similar?

Answer:Laptop making low grinding noise while scrolling

Sounds like coil whine does it happen if you bring up nothing but a black screen on the browser and move your mouse around over it quickly? How old is the laptop?

EDIT: sorry if its grinding might be hard drive not power related at all. Though you have an SSD correct?

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My brand new T500 Hard Drive makes off and on very faint grinding noise. The grinding happens for 6 times and then goes away for 5-10 seconds and then happens again and so on. Is this normal or is my new hard drive defective, and should I ask Lenovo for a replacement hard drive?  I ran the lenovo hard drive diagnostic tool and it did not find any issues.

Answer:New T500 Grinding Noise from Hard Drive

it would be good to make a recording, but the frequency of the noises suggest your drive head is constantly parking itself... 

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I decided to rewrite this as I lost my old account...So this is what happened...... Spoiler (Highlight to read)When I was playing Mobile Legends on Bluestack, I was ready so I'm in a position to touch the screen, suddenly my screen turn blank (not black cuz it's not has any light). I was panicked, so I press the power button, after this...(I forgot which one is true so I write both) Spoiler (Highlight to read)..when I press the button, the light near it flickered (but not too fast). After a while, it's turn off. Then, I turn it on, the keyboards light and the light near power button turned on, but... Spoiler (Highlight to read)..it was turn off. When I tried to turn it on, the light near the button flickered (not too fast too). After a dozen off forcing shut down and turn on, the keyboards light and the light near power button turned on, but... ...the screen remain blank. I remembered exactly how much the battery is, around 50% until 60%. And I remembered that I didn't touch the f9 button, and the brightness is on the average. I don't know what to do. I thought make the battery runs out will solve it, but it didn't. I want to take off the battery and put it back, but I didn't have the tool. Pls help me guys, I'll appreciate every reply. When I was playing Mobile Legends on Bluestack, I was ready so I'm in a position to touch the screen, suddenly my screen turn blank (not black cuz it's not has any light). I was panicked, so I press the ... Read more

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hello, i'm writing this in the forum because there is no Customer service Email address anywhere. i bought the yoga 3 1470 in april 2015 thinking that it's gonna be a great computer after using some friends yoga 2 for a few times. unfortunately, i my laptop has been causing me trouble from day one. it started with the ghost touching that didnt stop for a few monthes. The lab in israel thought replacing the screen will do the trick but it didnt. i fixed it without their help a few weeks after when one of your tech support uploaded a fix file for the problem. then, a few months ago the laptop started shuting down for no apperent reason. i sent it back to lab and the thought replacing the motherbored and my charger will fix the problem. but i still experience these shutdowns today. by now my warrenty is gone, so i doubt if calling your support in israel will help me in any way, so i hope maybe this messge will help.   

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Aloha,I recently received a Lenovo Yoga 3 1470 in the mail and it works great except for just one problem. The touchpad doesn't work and has never worked since the moment it came out of the box. I have download this driver from the Lenovo site, but when I run it, I get the "No Appropriate Driver to be Installed" error. How can I fix this? 

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