fan gone crazy

Dell Vostro 1510 laptop computer (intel...
December 10, 2009 at 03:08:54
Specs: Windows XP
I was playing some old game with my vostro 1510 and suddenly the fan started to make clicking noise and after that it started to make a crazy motor sound. I got scared and turned off my laptop. Then i took out the fan and cleaned it, it was dusty. But after i rebooted and logged onto my user it started to make that crazy loud sound again. I never had any problems until this.. Now i took off the power cable and it is quiet.. no sound at all. .. wait it started to make normal noise again. Can someone tell me what was the problem? Is my fan going to break?

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#1
December 10, 2009 at 03:21:15
The fan won`t make clicking noise & crazi motor sound.....It`s more likely the CD-ROM does that.....do you play the game with a CD ?

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#2
December 10, 2009 at 03:31:33
No. It was empty. CD rom is on right side of laptop and fan is left. I know for sure it was fan.

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#3
December 10, 2009 at 03:37:16
If the fan was making that noise there's a good chance it's bearing is worn out. When that happens they can sometines spin normally but then suddenly throw out of balance. What will it cost you to replace it?

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#4
December 10, 2009 at 03:57:50
I have had the laptop for a year and half. Right now the fan seems fine again.
Will it do any damage if it would start doing loud noise again? or is it safe to keep my laptop running?
If i took the fan out for cleaning then it seemed alright, like new. But maybe the problem can be so small that i wont see it.

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#5
December 10, 2009 at 06:43:47
But maybe the problem can be so small that i wont see it.
Unless you took the fan apart, you wouldn't see it. And taking it apart might very well break it completely.

Will it do any damage if it would start doing loud noise again?
The danger is not in the noise. The danger comes from the fan seizing, which can result in overheating. It'll be difficult to detect when it seizes, because your laptop doesn't always run with active cooling.


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