Quantcast Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Whenever I turn my laptop on - from Restart/Shut down or from Standby, the fan will make a very loud buzzing noise, and sound like something keeps hitting against the plastic of the grate.

    Anyone know what's up? ^^;

    My computer is an Acer Aspire 3000...this one:

    http://webshop.redstranger.com/image..._3000_maly.jpg

  2. #2
    Notebook Evangelist
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    614
    Rep Power
    21

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Does the sound only happens when you actually turn it on or does it keep doing that? And is you machine still under warranty?
    Vaio FZ unscrewed; pic's & how-to

    Sony Vaio FZ11S, T7100, 2Gb, 160Gb/5.400rpm, 8400GT and lovin' it

  3. #3
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    It will happen when I turn it on from Shutdown or Standby, and it usually lasts about 10 minutes before it stops making the noise.

    And I don't think its under warranty anymore...it's been nearly 3 years since i bought it.

  4. #4
    Notebook Consultant
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Canada's very own Hooterville
    Posts
    167
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    You sure its the fan? Not the hard drive?

  5. #5
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it is the fan.

  6. #6
    old boy
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Essex,England
    Posts
    1,626
    Rep Power
    25

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    sounds like dust on the fan or (hope not) the hard drive

  7. #7
    Notebook Deity
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,398
    Rep Power
    23

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Yer cas genrally the fan spins down often but the hdd dosnt so its weird thats it lasts that long.. check the temps of your notebook...
    MB PKQ Deluxe CPU 3.85GHZ Q6700 GPU's CrossfireX 2x 3870x2 (910mhz) (GDDR4 Versions) HDD RAID 0 (4x500gb)2TB + RAID 1 (2x500GB) RAM 8GB DDR2 1066mhz CASE Antec 900 PSU 1300w Modualar
    "3DMark06 is just a synthetic benchmark."

    I havent lost my mind... I have it backed up somewhere.

  8. #8
    Notebook Evangelist
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    614
    Rep Power
    21

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Ok, a 3 year old notebook. That sheds some more light on your situation.

    To start with; it's not that funny that notebook fans make more noise just after start up then after a few minutes after start up. But since yours is already three years old, witch means you know it and the sounds it makes......

    In 3 years it's very likely there's some or even a lot of dust gathered on the fan(s) and heatsink(s). If you never cleaned those before i suggest you do, and repeat to do that once every year or so at least.

    But still, dust doesn't seem your actual problem here. If that was it the sound probably wouldn't stop after ten minutes after start up.

    A temp check isn't a bad idea (i suggest speedfan, you can download it for free just google the name 'speedfan'), but it wouldn't provide any answers, it just gives you an idea of things would be running to hot or not. I am curious of your CPU temps though, could you run a check on those temps and post them here?

    What iīm doing right now is look for a fixable explanation, but considering itīs about a 3 year old notebook it could be anything, maybe just a simple thing like a wore down fan bearing. Any info on how often youīve used this Acer, and if exceptional under what circumstances, as well as how long this problem exists and if it gets any worse would provide me with a little more insight of what the problem may be and how to fix it. Still, if itīs only doing it on start up and so but stops doing it after that every time itīs probably not something to be real worried about.
    Last edited by Storm3016; 10th November 2007 at 07:43 PM.
    Vaio FZ unscrewed; pic's & how-to

    Sony Vaio FZ11S, T7100, 2Gb, 160Gb/5.400rpm, 8400GT and lovin' it

  9. #9
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Quote Originally Posted by hoggie View Post
    (hope not) the hard drive
    Didn't I just say it WAS THE FAN?....

    And I clean out the vents about every 6 months, and this weird buzzing noise started to happen a little bit after i cleaned it one time...

    And why would the temperature have to do with my fan hitting against something plastic? O.o...my temps are normal...about 50C on the CPU.

  10. #10
    old boy
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Essex,England
    Posts
    1,626
    Rep Power
    25

    Default Re: Strange buzzing and clicking noise from fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Gotmilk0112 View Post
    Didn't I just say it WAS THE FAN?....

    And I clean out the vents about every 6 months, and this weird buzzing noise started to happen a little bit after i cleaned it one time...

    And why would the temperature have to do with my fan hitting against something plastic? O.o...my temps are normal...about 50C on the CPU.
    i should have read the the full post sorry

    i was looking at an old busted laptop and as i was cleaning the fan i noticed dust was wedged inside the small motor housing. when i started the fan up it had an annoying click but when warm the click went.
    just thinking out load mate

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Strange Clicking Noise
    By Ditig in forum HP & Compaq
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 29th January 2007, 12:43 PM
  2. buzzing fan noise?
    By jinkbl0t in forum Dell
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 5th December 2006, 11:20 AM
  3. acer 5672 - buzzing fan noise
    By albysleeping in forum Acer
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th November 2006, 11:26 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23rd November 2006, 05:18 PM
  5. Thinkpad T43 strange fan noise
    By ferganer in forum Lenovo
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 1st December 2005, 03:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:51 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1