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Whining and Buzzing Coming from Fan of USB HD enclosure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kapustin Yar, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    I have an external usb hd enclosure. Inside is a Seagate 400gb IDE drive. Its only a year and a half old so its not dead.

    Anyway it has a fan inside to prevent it from overheating. Recently it sounds like whining. Intermittent with this is a buzzing sound. Then it stops and is silent then it starts again for no reason.

    What can I do about this? Is the enclosure dead. Is the fan dead? Can I fix it? Can I remove the fan or turn it off? Can I put something like a sponge inside to stop the annoying sound? What are my options?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. norton850

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    Sure sounds like the fan is bad. They can be replaced. How easy that is depends on the enclosure.
     
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