How do I stop the fan making a strange repeating noise?
I've recorded a minute and a half of this sound, which started this morning while the computer was in sleep mode.
Yesterday the fan was extremely loud in comparison to its usual operating volume, but didn't go into repeat mode like today. I'm concerned there may be some abrasion of fan parts if I keep the laptop in operation.
The sound now varies somewhat, as sometimes the fan gains speed then it sounds like it hits a barrier and stops. I initially thought it had to do with the device running too many processes (closing Edge made it stop for a while), but now am not convinced.
I bought this device brand new not even two months ago. I need it to run my business, so can't afford downtime.
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Hi, @mcesquared - thanks, I THINK it's fixed now. It booted fine this morning but I checked the updates status anyway, as you suggested, which was an odyssey in itself. There didn't seem to be any driver updates needed, and the most recent ones were dated 23 June 2017. A Windows update was needed, so I've downloaded that (not followed through with the restart yet), but all seems to be quiet for the moment. I suspect updates may have been installed updates which dealt with the problem, but I admit I have no idea how to check.
So the answer is a querulous I hope so, with sincere thanks for the advice.
door Linsey Dyer
You can check for installed updates from the Windows Updates manager. You might have to hunt around in Control Panel to find it, since MS likes hiding useful settings whenever they do one of their incessant UI updates.
If you notice similar problems in the future you should install a CPU and fan monitor app. If the fan is having physical problems (lint, detritus or defective bearings etc) you'll probably see high CPU temperatures. Average range for CPUs these days is about 40-70 degrees C. If you're seeing temps spike above about 70 under heavy load together with unusual fan noise, it might mean you have a fan problem that needs dealing with. The fan itself is the least of your issues at that point; fans cost far less to replace than burned-up CPUs.
Best of luck!
door E West
Thanks, @mcesquared, once I did the updates (wicked finding them, as you say) per your recommendation then rebooted, the fan went quiet again. I'll follow your advice on getting a CPU and fan monitor app (any advice on where to find a good one will be gratefully received).
@lpfaff1 , thank you for your help as well. This has addressed my concern for now. I wasn't able to easily locate a service centre in Johannesburg from the Support link provided, so if the problem recurs I'll go back to the original vendor and request service.
Best to both of you,
door Linsey Dyer
Try Open Hardware Monitor (http://openhardwaremonitor.org). The documentation is good and it's open source. Alternatively, you could check your BIOS.
door E West
Hello sorry to add on to this thread Linsey, I have the exact same issue as you, may I know if you have resolved your issue and how did you do it?
door Gabriel Gan