Dell laptop makes horrible noise then blue screens

By sirnick
Apr 15, 2011
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  1. MY mother has a Dell Laptop with Windows Vista. After the computer being on a bit the fan starts making this horrible sound and sometimes the she gets the blue screen and causes the computer to restart. Anyone ever seen or heard of this?
  2. Coodu

    Coodu TS Enthusiast Posts: 155

    Hmm, interesting.

    Does the laptop appear to be getting hotter and hotter as you use it? Are you sure that the fan is actually spinning/the cause of the sound.

    Sounds to me like the fan could be faulty. I've also had large clumps of dust (Large enough to stop the fan spinning) caught in the fanblades, meaning I had to disassemble the laptop to resolve the issue.

    You could try giving the fan/air filter a blow out with compressed air and see what happens/if it improves. Also make sure that the fan is actually spinning to start with.

    What does the noise sound like also?
  3. sirnick

    sirnick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    yea i checked the fan is spinning. The noise, in words, kinda sounds like this " rrraaaarrrrraaarrrrraaarrraaa" say that slowly, and it is similar to the noise. almost like an angry cat growling over and over.
  4. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

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