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Old 01-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

I have a Desktop Gigabyte Computer at home which is about 4 years old now. I tried to turn it on recently and heard a funny high pitched "whiny" noise at the back. The computer subsequently didn't turn on (no lights at the front turned on whatsoever) and has been like that ever since. I am guessing it is the power supply but before I rush off to buy a new one I just wanted to make sure.

Could that noise be indicative of anything else?

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Remove the side panel and see if you can't find out exactly what component is making the noise. While it's probably the power supply, it could be as simple as a fan shorting out the system.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Slaymate,

I took off the side panel as you suggested and the noise appears to be coming from the area where the power supply and disk drive is. I would hazard a guess that the disk drive doesn't make noises like this?
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Well I don't know what noise your hearing, but the drive should only make a noise when it's accessing or writing data.
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Would my best shot be to buy a new power supply unit and replace the old one?
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That would be my 1st step
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Thanks Slaymate. I will give that a go and let you know how it goes.
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