Laptop fan problems;Can I still use it like this?

By Brooskie
Jan 4, 2016
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  1. My laptop sounds like a jet engine and its coming from the vents! I have an ASUS X401u and I dont have money to get it prepared!

    Can I use the laptop with it sounding like this? I only use it to listen to music and browse the internet! And it isnt slowing down, or glitching, but it sounds horrible!

    Also, how long can it continue like this?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Also, how long can it continue like this?" Only time will tell. Are the vents clean an free of dust? This "noise" could mean a imminent fan failure is near
  3. Brooskie

    Brooskie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply! I am a complete noob and today it shut off randomly for the first time! Im scared to open it up, but now it sounds AWFUL! It is barely revving and you know we use words like "revving" to describe an engine! Thats what it sounds like!
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The fan bearings are bad and it will have to be replaced to stop the noise

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