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PSU making strange noise

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alan, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. alan

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2005

    Posts: 145

    Bought a pc off of a friend who to be fair did warn me that the psu (Coolermaster m520 I think) made an annoying whirring sound. However I used the pc fine without any noises for a week, and suddenly I switched it on yesterday and it constantly makes a buzzing/whirring sound. It is the fan on the psu that is making this noise. Also if i lean the tower on its side then the noise stops....very strange.

    I've tried cleaning out the whole pc and all the fans. Didnt actually open up the psu, as I wasnt confident I should do this.

    Therefore my question is should/can I open the psu and clean it out. Or are there any other ways I could try to stop this very annoying sound?
     
  2. chippy08

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,988

    It might be your fan making the whirring noise but as for buzzing dont sound good might be best to replace it just in case.
     
  3. Kennysevenfold

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

    Posts: 7,945

    Location: Glasgow

    More than likely the bearings on the psu fan, so a sure sign it will fail at some point :p

    new psu in the close future :)
     
  4. alan

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2005

    Posts: 145

    As far as im aware this psu has only been used for less than 6 months :S is there any way to fix in?
     
  5. Kennysevenfold

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

    Posts: 7,945

    Location: Glasgow

    Hmm it is strongly advised not to open a psu up.

    Contact the manufacturer of the psu and see about getting it rma'd
     
  6. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,166

    Location: 127.0.0.1

    are you really sure the noise is from the psu?