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Topic # 65168 30-Jul-2010 12:56
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I have an Azus Z53 laptop running Vista Business thats just over 2 years old (typical, just out of warranty) appears to have become very (wind) noisy.  I don't remember it being this bad before.  The fan never seems to slow down or take a break.  Doesn't matter what application is running, or even if it is sitting idle....it keeps chugging away at what must be full speed.

Sounds a bit like a few server rooms I have been into!

I have an older HP laptop and that's wisper quiet by comparison.   

The computer otherwise doesn't miss a beat.  

I have checked the useage meter and nothing is running that I can see would be causing a massive amount of processing.  I have also elevated it slightly from the desk top to allow more air underneath in case it is getting to hot, but no change..and doesn't seem overly warm to touch.

Can the internal temp be checked/monitored?
Does software/firmware control the fan (ie can it be fixed?)
Or is it strictly a hardware problem?

I am at the limits of my knowledge on this one (which ain't too high to start with!  he he )

I am waiting for the puff of blue smoke if I let it keep going!



  

    

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  Reply # 359815 30-Jul-2010 13:00
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Perhaps open up the back of the laptop and clean out some of the dust that's built up over the past 2 years. That may help.



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  Reply # 359832 30-Jul-2010 13:11
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heavenlywild: Perhaps open up the back of the laptop and clean out some of the dust that's built up over the past 2 years. That may help.


It's always the simple ideas that work best (I hope)...I will give that a try.  Cheers Laughing




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  Reply # 360328 30-Jul-2010 20:02
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heavenlywild: Perhaps open up the back of the laptop and clean out some of the dust that's built up over the past 2 years. That may help.


Thanks Heavenlywild.  Pulled the back cover off and fan out and found the internal vent absolutely caked in dust.  A quick clean out of that as well as the fan and all's peace and quiet again.







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