My computer has been sounding more like a running engine than a computer. I could hear it from the next room…Over the weekend, it got REALLY bad. It sounded like it was going to die. My son said it’s time for a new fan in the computer. I called my computer guy…who I love…who has been my computer guy since he was 14….did I say I love him??? He makes house calls…tells stupid jokes and doesn’t treat me like an idiot when I ask dumb question. Anyway, back to the story. He had me take the cover off the computer which totally scared me.
I have to find model numbers and all that stuff. While I was there I decided to vacuum it out. YUCK…lots of dust gets caught up in there….Kris warned me not to touch the mother board and to make sure the computer was off. I concentrated most of the vacuuming on the fan. WOW…what a difference!! I can’t even hear the fan run and the clank is gone. Twice I took the cover off just to make sure the fan was really running. I wish I had done that long ago. That noisy fan has been driving me completely crazy.
I debated whether to call Kris and not replace the fan…then the fan clunked and was back to it’s noisy self…then a few minutes later it was quiet again. It’s been quiet and noisy on and off so yep…I still need a new fan but I am enjoying the intervals of quiet. I learned a lesson too. I really do need to take time to vacuum out that fan. If I had, I don’t think I would be replacing the fan.
It is amazing how much stuff gets in there. Never would have thought that we should all add “dust computer” to the cleaning list.