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1999 IBM Aptiva PC-Why Noise from Tower?

By rose_m_w ·
11/11/02-Regarding 1999IBM Aptiva PC. When powered: There's a noise from tower--(intermittent grinding noise) accompanied with oil-like smell. Software:Windows 98. I appreciate any your advice concerning this matter. Thank you. (Point value: Moderate Question: 150 Points).

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by CG IT In reply to 1999 IBM Aptiva PC-Why No ...

Could be a fan going out. Pop the cover and take a peek. If it's the CPU fan, I would immediately shutdown the computer, not use it until I got a new fan.

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by opatzg In reply to 1999 IBM Aptiva PC-Why No ...

Open your case and find the source of the grinding, either it will be one of the fans or your disk drive. Fans/power supplies are easy to replace, if it's the hard drive,time for backups and new hard disk purchase. Good Luck

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by ksimmons In reply to 1999 IBM Aptiva PC-Why No ...

Wow, the grinding noise is what is messing with me. There are only a couple of reasons for this noise to be made. The usual suspects are fans, disk drives, and possibly the CD-ROM.

The oil smell makes me think it HAS to be one of the fans, specifically the power supply. But the fact that you are smelling something indicates at least you have air flowing through the machine.

I would try to take some notes as to when this grinding noise occurs. Is it disk access? Is it random? That may tell you why this is occuring.

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by m.b.b In reply to 1999 IBM Aptiva PC-Why No ...

The CPU fan is clogged with dust, dry of lube or
worn.
The next possibility is a Hard Drive going bad.

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