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EDIT: FAN making funny noises

TamTam Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
EDIT: Sorry, I'm stupid, it was the fan, not the hard drive.

And by making funny noises, I mean there's an extremely violent catfight going on in my hard drive during start up. When I log in to Windows, it's still humming like it's unevenly weighted. The hard drive is the original and is about a year old (in an Asus laptop).

Is it time to get a new one?

Tam on

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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I would backup your data as soon as possible. I would get a new one and try to ghost the old one. You can hang onto the old one, but don't put any essential data onto it.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    RedDawn wrote: »
    I would backup your data as soon as possible. I would get a new one and try to ghost the old one. You can hang onto the old one, but don't put any essential data onto it.

    Ok. How do I find out what kind of hard drive I have?

    Tam on
  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    What model is your laptop? And is it under any warranty still?

    Also re-reading your post, do you have a CD in the CD drive? That could be a source of noise.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    RedDawn wrote: »
    What model is your laptop? And is it under any warranty still?

    Also re-reading your post, do you have a CD in the CD drive? That could be a source of noise.

    it's an s96s Asus, not under warranty, and no CD in the drive.

    edit: wait no, I think it still is under warranty.

    Tam on
  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    From what I can tell you need a SATA HDD.

    Interface SATA 3Gb/s
    Form Factor 2.5"

    I hope that helps.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    RedDawn wrote: »
    From what I can tell you need a SATA HDD.

    Interface SATA 3Gb/s
    Form Factor 2.5"

    I hope that helps.

    Thanks, I'll look into it. I'm going to try and call Power Notebooks and see if they can do anything about it first.

    Tam on
  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Sorry, upon opening it up I found it was the fan and not the hard drive that was going crazy. This being a laptop, is there anything I can do?

    Tam on
  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You can try and replace the fan, if it is a standard size it would make it easier. Other than that you will probably have to hit up ebay or try and order one from their parts department.

    Fixing fans isn't really a good option, but you can get it to limp along for a little bit by lubing it up. I wouldn't really suggest this though it can get really messy.

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