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Toulouse
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Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:13 pm

Good morning everyone,

Turned on my PC this morning and connected to my favourite morning radio show, and suddenly realised I could hear a noise like a slow drum being hit every ten seconds or so. I thought it was the radio, so turned it off, noise continued, then disconnected from internet, but continued. Can't see anything that could be causing it, but it's really getting on my nerves... any ideas?
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:33 pm

Be very careful, stand up VERY slowly. Make your way outside being careful not to make ANY sudden movements. Walk down your street to the nearest payphone and pray that no one goes near your PC whilst you are away. Dial 911 and ask for the bomb squad, tell them that Al Qaida have been messing with your PC whilst you have been asleep and that your computer is going to explode.

Or maybe you could just take it down to a computer repair shop. They'll tell you that your fan is either catching on something or the bearings have disintegrated and you need a new fan.
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:37 pm

HI
Turn off all your plugs, open the RIGHT hand side of the computer and see if any cables are hitting the CPU fan. You may of cooked something and need to replace a certain part.
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Toulouse
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:51 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
I prefer the first story but its more likely to be the second.

Me too... just what I was thinking (paranoid or not???).

Anyway, the sound was coming from the speakers, nothing mechanical, a perfect sound. Dong... Dong... Dong... Dong...

Anyway, it's stopped. Don't know how. It might have been an add or sometrhing. I think it stopped once I closed the "Real Player" window.

[Edited 2005-09-19 10:52:19]
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B744F
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:47 am

hard drive failing.

is it like a clicking sound and does windows/mac/whatever slow down during that noise?
 
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:53 am

Quoting StarFlyer (Reply 2):
RIGHT hand side of the computer and see if any cables are hitting the CPU fan.

I agree. Probably a heavy set of cables has been set loose and the fan blade has enough energy to push the cables away, but they return. Changing the orientation ot the box would either jam the fan or correct the issue, but you'll not be able to know beforehand.
 
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:12 am

You need to get a bass guitarist, guitarist and a singer and you've got yourself a band!  tongue 

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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:22 am

Take it to American Idol competitions..

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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:23 am

It probably sounds more like a ping-pong ball slowly bouncing.
Back up every bit of information that you want to keep right now. Your hard drive is disintegrating itself on the inside. Mine went like that for about 2 weeks and then completely shit itself.
It will start having a hard time booting then it will tell you about bad sectors.
Get rid of it now.
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:26 am

Since it was apparently RealPlayer which made the sound through the speakers, there's no reason to panic.

But making backups regularly is still a good idea! Big grin
 
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:47 am

Sounds like a fouled fan or a hard drive getting ready to give up the ghost.

Do a fan check, if all fans are clear and running smooth, back up your data, buy a new drive, and send your current one off to the crusher.
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:03 pm

Something obstructing your CPU fan or the bearings have worn.
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RE: Help. My Computer Making Drum Like Noise!

Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:27 pm

Maybe you should start singing in sync with the drumming.

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