Fan noisy on starting computer.

By martinlw
Apr 24, 2005
  1. Every time i start my computer the fan at first for about 30 seconds really sounds loud this is only when starting after being switched of all night,if i turn of when it has quietened there is no noise on starting,do you think the fan maybe on its way out. :rolleyes:
  2. Marcus

    Marcus TS Rookie

    Sounds like it mate. My processor fan started to make some strange noises after I left the pc on for weeks at a time. I peeled away the sticky label and sprayed a very small amount of WD40 into the tiny hole. I then span the fan blades by hand for a while then left it upside down on a tissue to collect any excess liquid. Whilst this worked for a week or so, I still ended up buying a new fan.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have to agree with Marcus, it does sound like your fan is on it`s way out.

    Get a new fan and all should be well.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  4. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Try White Lithium Grease

    Try some white lithium grease to lubricate the fan. WD40 is way too thin.
  5. Marcus

    Marcus TS Rookie

    Not taking the p*ss mate, but how the hell are you supposed to get grease in a 1.5mm hole? I am fully aware that WD40 is thin compared to grease of any composition (although not had any dealing with lithium grease before) which is why i chose the WD40. Either there is another way of inserting the grease or it must take a very patient person (of which I am not one)!
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Any lubricant will combine with dust to make a grinding paste. For the cost dump the fan.
  7. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Um, use someting small to apply it?

    Be creative man! I have white lithium grease in a spray can, so what I would do it remove the little sticker on the fan, spray a small amount of grease on the tip of a small, flexible piece of plastic, and push the grease in like you would use a spatula or putty knife.

    I do agree with whomever said to just purchase a new fan. They're not that expensive. I would try to lube it once, and after that I'd buy a new one.
  8. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Replace the sticker to prevent dust?

    You replace the little sticker, or make a new one, so the hole is not exposed to dust.
  9. Marcus

    Marcus TS Rookie

    Ah, I was correct then. You're obviously a very patient man! LOL
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