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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5610 on: October 01, 2020, 09:33:04 PM »
My pc tower started making these groaning sounds (I'm assuming it's the fan)
Can anyone guide me what to do about it?

Here is a recording of how it sounds
https://vocaroo.com/7qTErWSTYdX


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5611 on: October 01, 2020, 09:40:17 PM »
My pc tower started making these groaning sounds (I'm assuming it's the fan)
Can anyone guide me what to do about it?

Here is a recording of how it sounds
https://vocaroo.com/7qTErWSTYdX
I just realized an interesting thing, When I lay the tower on its side the noise would instantly stop, when I put it back upright it would start up again.....
If anyone can help me with this, I will appreciate it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5612 on: October 01, 2020, 09:47:27 PM »
I just realized an interesting thing, When I lay the tower on its side the noise would instantly stop, when I put it back upright it would start up again.....
If anyone can help me with this, I will appreciate it.
Tried cleaning the dust?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5613 on: October 01, 2020, 09:48:16 PM »
Tried cleaning the dust?
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Sounds like it's rubbing against something and changing the orientation would help.
Perhaps see if the fan is attached tightly.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5614 on: October 01, 2020, 09:49:11 PM »
Tried cleaning the dust?
Yes, that was the first thing I did, and boy was it layered!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5615 on: October 01, 2020, 09:51:06 PM »
+1
Sounds like it's rubbing against something and changing the orientation would help.
Perhaps see if the fan is attached tightly.
Fans are secured tightly.
The noise is not constant, it starts up randomly, so I don't think that's the problem.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5616 on: October 01, 2020, 09:52:15 PM »
Fans are secured tightly.
The noise is not constant, it starts up randomly, so I don't think that's the problem.
Can you see anything different when the noise is being made when looking at the fan from the inside?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5617 on: October 01, 2020, 09:53:12 PM »
Can you see anything different when the noise is being made when looking at the fan from the inside?
I did not see any difference.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5618 on: October 01, 2020, 09:59:37 PM »
My pc tower started making these groaning sounds (I'm assuming it's the fan)
Can anyone guide me what to do about it?

Here is a recording of how it sounds
https://vocaroo.com/7qTErWSTYdX
Ok. I figured out it is the graphics card fan (I stopped the fan with my finger, and the noise stopped.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5619 on: October 15, 2020, 06:30:27 AM »
I think he is not in the line any more
DH doesn't do data recovery anymore?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5620 on: October 30, 2020, 04:50:16 PM »
I've been using ShareX and it's great, but the settings page might be a bit too complicated:

I found an easier solution for Zoom presentations that are recorded even if they are restricted. They were undownloadable by simply right-clicking to save or using my regular downloader extension. I was however able to download using “video downloadhelper companion app”.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5621 on: November 02, 2020, 02:03:45 PM »
My Laptop speaker is not working only with  phones . i once turn off the sound and since then i cant get it back on . i tried everything almost.  anything more i can try ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5622 on: November 02, 2020, 02:28:39 PM »
My Laptop speaker is not working only with  phones . i once turn off the sound and since then i cant get it back on . i tried everything almost.  anything more i can try ?
Perhaps you can give a bit more detailed (and clear) diagnosis?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5623 on: November 02, 2020, 04:40:51 PM »
Perhaps you can give a bit more detailed (and clear) diagnosis?

i have a Lenovo laptop and i can only hear on earphones speaker wont work it does not matter what app i use or what browser any help ? what details do u want ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5624 on: November 02, 2020, 04:50:47 PM »
i have a Lenovo laptop and i can only hear on earphones speaker wont work it does not matter what app i use or what browser any help ? what details do u want ?
Think I gotcha now.
Is your computer recognizing the internal speaker?

Click Start > search for "device manager" > share a screenshot under sound (like shown)