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Grinding case fans - anyway to fix without replacement?
Dhalphirdon't you open that trapdooryou're a fool if you dareRegistered Userregular
I'm buying a new PC, so this is going to be a moot point soon, but in nearly every PC I've ever had, the case fans have begun grinding usually about 2 years after it was bought, and they grind for the first 15-20 minutes of startup. They then usually stop and don't start again unless the PC is turned off and restarted (leaving the PC on for days at a time does not provoke the grinding).
Is there a cause for this, and is it fixable without replacement of the fans?