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My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!

 
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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
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That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
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I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.
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hardwire it.
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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
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This isn't about YOU

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Oh no she DI'nt xxxcite
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
I think it wants to take a bath with you.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
It won't fucking stop! It's driving me insane!!

How the fuck do I stop this piece of shit from making this noise??
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I don't think the computer is making a peep.

Martin, please tell me more about your insanity.
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stfu
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It won't fucking stop! It's driving me insane!!

How the fuck do I stop this piece of shit from making this noise??
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I don't think the computer is making a peep.

Martin, please tell me more about your insanity.
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stfu
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If you think you are insane now, just wait.
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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
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I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.

I'm wondering if just uninstalling/reinstalling will help.
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buy a 10$ cable? usb to printer socket.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
It won't fucking stop! It's driving me insane!!

How the fuck do I stop this piece of shit from making this noise??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73617806


I don't think the computer is making a peep.

Martin, please tell me more about your insanity.
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stfu
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If you think you are insane now, just wait.
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Not a lot of people enter Romania and never leave.
But a shitload of Romanians leave and never come back.
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Put some foam underneath it and bang it on the top
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I don't think the computer is making a peep.

Martin, please tell me more about your insanity.
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stfu
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If you think you are insane now, just wait.
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Not a lot of people enter Romania and never leave.
But a shitload of Romanians leave and never come back.
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Is this a salad joke?
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Put some foam underneath it and bang it on the top
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We're talking about a computer here, right?
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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.
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hardwire it.
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?

I've fixed it before following instructions that I found online, but they're not working this time.
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That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


hardwire it.
 Quoting: nimmerfall


?

I've fixed it before following instructions that I found online, but they're not working this time.
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I mean, connect it to your computer using a cable, as someone else suggested.
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Brown nodded. "I think this is it."
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I don't think the computer is making a peep.

Martin, please tell me more about your insanity.
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stfu
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If you think you are insane now, just wait.
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Not a lot of people enter Romania and never leave.
But a shitload of Romanians leave and never come back.
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He's not in Romania dipshit. He's the local GLP vee pee N-tard that addresses people with a name like a mental patient. He needs to be banned, the fucker.
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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.

I'm wondering if just uninstalling/reinstalling will help.
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Forget trying to use it wirelessly like that for now. Simplify by direct connecting it with a USB cable if you can.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Get a can of air duster, take the side cover off the computer (make sure it's unplugged before you even touch it), take it outside and blast the dirt out of the fan and the rest of the computer with the air duster. Use a strong flashlight so you can see in there really well and get all the dusty stuff out. It will take a little bit of extra effort, if it's really bad.
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stfu
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If you think you are insane now, just wait.
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Not a lot of people enter Romania and never leave.
But a shitload of Romanians leave and never come back.
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He's not in Romania dipshit. He's the local GLP vee pee N-tard that addresses people with a name like a mental patient. He needs to be banned, the fucker.
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chuckle This is pathetic
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stfu
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If you think you are insane now, just wait.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78858743


Not a lot of people enter Romania and never leave.
But a shitload of Romanians leave and never come back.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77630898


He's not in Romania dipshit. He's the local GLP vee pee N-tard that addresses people with a name like a mental patient. He needs to be banned, the fucker.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73410534


You don't know that retard. Am I in Denmark or nah? You
don't know. Eat shit
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det er jeg forresten
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That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


hardwire it.
 Quoting: nimmerfall


?

I've fixed it before following instructions that I found online, but they're not working this time.
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Have you tried going into control panel - devices/printers and selecting that one as the default?
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did you try earplugs? that would be the cheapest fix!

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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.

I'm wondering if just uninstalling/reinstalling will help.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl



Forget trying to use it wirelessly like that for now. Simplify by direct connecting it with a USB cable if you can.
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I don't see anywhere I could plug that in on the printer. There's just one plugin thing on the printer and it goes from the printer to the wall outlet.

It's ok, I give up on it for today.

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I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


hardwire it.
 Quoting: nimmerfall


?

I've fixed it before following instructions that I found online, but they're not working this time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl

Have you tried going into control panel - devices/printers and selecting that one as the default?
 Quoting: Urban Mythbuster


Yes.
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That is clockwork low LED fluid. You need to top off all LEDs from time to time.
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Seriously backup your data just in case try to locate the sound is it coming from your hard drive or the fan? If its the fan then your pc is likely getting hot and can shut down without notice

If its the hard drive it could fail at any time without notice

Backing up your data to an external drive will save you alot of headachespeace
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trump-hryk get a copy of allll your important datas. then get some sort of "computer nerd" to fix it while you keep your backup safe in your sock drawer!
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hardrive or fan figure out which
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I'm not a freaking engineer smartass. How the hell do I figure this out?
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Ever hear of Google or Youtube? Sheesh...
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.

I'm wondering if just uninstalling/reinstalling will help.
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Actually, that may not be a bad idea. Most manufacturers have great support including how to videos on their products.

Many printers go into sleep mode after non-use for a period of time, it's probably in the printers settings menu and I'm betting that is where the problem is.

You might also want to check your network settings for your home network and make sure the printer is listed there.

Good luck.

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My printer won't print. It says it's "offline." I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get it to work. :/
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


That typically means that your computer can't communicate with it. Check your connections to it. If it is a network printer make sure it's on the network.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79211420


I don't really know how to do that.

I've run the troubleshooter, but it just keeps telling me that it's turned off when it's not. I've restarted everything. It's connected wirelessly so I'm sure it has something to do with the connection, I just don't know where to find that info.

I'm wondering if just uninstalling/reinstalling will help.
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I've literally done the same thing for the past 2 hours. Finally gave up and plugged in the USB cord.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Seriously backup your data just in case try to locate the sound is it coming from your hard drive or the fan? If its the fan then your pc is likely getting hot and can shut down without notice

If its the hard drive it could fail at any time without notice

Backing up your data to an external drive will save you alot of headachespeace
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THIS! THIS! THIS!

Back up documents, pictures, videos, etc. IMMEDIATELY!!!

I've had a drive go south and I was damn lucky it finally worked on the 100th (or so) reboot and I was able to grab my stuff before it died again.

I thought I was going to lose it all, and that's really not a good feeling!

Now I only keep programs on my new hard drive, and everything else on an external drive, and an old fashioned dvd back up for family pics and videos.

Really - DO IT!
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
How the fuck do I stop this piece of shit from making this noise??
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Stop trying to have sex with it would be my best guess.





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