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Old 05-12-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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Not sure if im posting in the right place, but my laptop is making a constant whirring noise inside. Any ideas what it could be?
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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CPU fan or hard drive. If it's the fan most likely the inside is full of dust and needs to be blown out. Canned air only. If it's never been cleaned it might be prudent to take it to a shop and let them open it up and give it a through cleaning.
If you suspect the hard drive then run a hard drive diag by using the drive tools from the hard drive maker's website. If it's showing it's failing BACKUP every thing important to you and replace the drive.
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CPU fan or hard drive. If it's the fan most likely the inside is full of dust and needs to be blown out. Canned air only. If it's never been cleaned it might be prudent to take it to a shop and let them open it up and give it a through cleaning.
If you suspect the hard drive then run a hard drive diag by using the drive tools from the hard drive maker's website. If it's showing it's failing BACKUP every thing important to you and replace the drive.
Thanks so much for the reply. Ive never cleaned it so im guessing that may be it
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