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Old 10-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My PSU makes a consistent sound as if the fan is touching something, (although it fades in and out).

When I exert a moderate amount of pressure on any side of the PSU, the whirring stops...

I tried screwing it in tighter, but that didn't stop it. Any pressure on the back (facing out of the case) does nothing.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-05-2007, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get some rubber grommets, sounds like a PSU vibration problem, sometimes the PSU, optical drives or hard drives vibrate against the case creating an irritating noise

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Old 10-06-2007, 04:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2 things:
1) It sounds like it's coming from inside the PSU, but if it isnt:
2) There's no good spots to stick a rubber grommet. Three sides don't touch the case, and the other three sides are right up against it...should I find some extremely thin one, take out the PSU, and put it in with that grommet in?

Note: This didnt happen when I first got it, about 3 weeks ago....
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happened to me once, I would take off the the fan grills dust out and recheck for noises.
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Default Re: PSU fan loose?

They make a rubber/foam piece that goes between the power supply and the case, where the screws are.

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