How can I stop my PC from rattling like Marley?
December 11, 2009 9:27 AM Subscribe
My PC is rattling. It stops when I hit it. This is not a long-term solution.
posted by headspace to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It starts whining/rattling when I boot it in the morning. I thump it, and it stops. It's a tower case, with the MOBO on the right side, and the drives arrayed down the front. (1 IDE hard drive, 1 SATA hard drive, 1 DVD burner, 1 Lightscribe DVD burner, 1 3 1/2 floppy drive.)
The sound seems to be coming from the top of the case, toward the middle- where there shouldn't be anything except motherboard.
Until today, it only made this sound on boot up. Now it's doing it intermittently as I work. The fans are in working order and there are no cords getting thumped by fan blades.
If the hard drives were going bad, would they stop whining if I thumped the case? Have I missed a loose screw somewhere? What other parts could be making this sound?
(I have backed everything up. I cannot afford a Mac.)