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Identifying odd computer noises

Identifying odd computer noises: Help Yourself: Tech Tips
Identifying odd computer noises: Help Yourself: Tech Tips

Unexpected or unusual noises in a computer are caused by rotating, mechanical hardware, such as internal cooling fans or a hard disk drive. Solid-state drives do not spin and make no noise. Fans inside a computer, desktop or laptop, keep the system cool. They may also rub against other parts and cause noise. A hard drive that squeals may show signs of worn bearings. If the hard drive makes noise, back up your data and consider replacing the hard drive.

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