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My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!

 
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
your hamster running in there needs to be replaced
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Lol!!!
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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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Is it making coffee? It might have a java problem.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
you need a grinder, something to cut the side panel off. let us know when your done.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Yes a cooling fan is going out.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
I still think that you should take a bath with it plugged in.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
your one only fan has started worshipping someone else.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
open your box and let granny out... at least twice a day.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
I had a noise like that in my laptop. Replaced the cooling fan. Nice and quiet now!
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
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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1. Open side of computer
2. Listen for noise
3. Does it come from the fan? or Does it come from the box shaped metal thing that is probably offset from the rest of your computer?
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
your hamster running in there needs to be replaced
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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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Have you tried turning it off and leaving it off?
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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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dis juan knows too much
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Had loud noise come from mine. Found out the graphics processing unit (graphics card) fan was clogged with dirt.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
you need a grinder, something to cut the side panel off. let us know when your done.
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Should be able to weld it back on after you're done.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
you need a grinder, something to cut the side panel off. let us know when your done.
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Should be able to weld it back on after you're done.
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Also if you don't like to waste time with grinders just use a plasma cutter.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Get a Crucial SSD drive. Easy fix with the assisted videos.

Fans can make noise but it is usually the hard drive
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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. :/
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Did you pay it? What did your last slave die of? #Printerlivesmatter...

But seriously you probably have a loose ethernet cord or wrong wifi key. Reconnect your ethernet cable or put the right wifi key in the network settings of your printer and whala... Instant working printer.

Edit; some printers don't support special characters in the wifi key password, so if your wifi relies on them you won't be able to connect. Enable a secondary network with a soley number only password to connect the printer to the wifi network.

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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.

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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I'm not sure how to do that..
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
clean it?
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With what a vacuum cleaner?
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wipe it, like with a cloth.
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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.

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


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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I'm not sure how to do that..
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Go to your PCs control panel. Click on Network and Internet, and therein you'll see where you'll click for devices.

At least that's how I'd check it on mine....hf
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


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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I'm not sure how to do that..
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Go to your PCs control panel. Click on Network and Internet, and therein you'll see where you'll click for devices.

At least that's how I'd check it on mine....hf
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Thank you. I'll try that tomorrow. I'm heading out soon, and don't want to be in a frustrated mood before I go. lol
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


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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I'm not sure how to do that..
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Go to your PCs control panel. Click on Network and Internet, and therein you'll see where you'll click for devices.

At least that's how I'd check it on mine....hf
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Then toss in Java Beans and get to grinding!
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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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?

I've fixed it before following instructions that I found online, but they're not working this time.
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Ditch windows 10.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
It's low on coolant. Pour a little water in the back....thru the vents. Not too much tho....only like 1-2 cups. It doesn't take much!

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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Fan going out, get it replaced.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Drop a grenade inside of it. That will stop the grinding noise permanently.
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Re: My desktop computer keeps making a grinding noise!!
Yup. Get a new cpu fan.
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


You might try the suggested uninstall/reinstall first.

You can also check your wireless router. About 90% of the time that's done by opening your browser and typing in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. Hit enter on the keyboard. This will take you into the router's control panel. It's a good place to check things. Don't actually change anything in there without writing it down, but you'll be able to see if the network finds the printer.


You can find your USB connection on the printer by looking for something like this:

[link to www.steves-digicams.com]

It's usually, though not always, close to the electrical plug in.

Get the proper cable and plug it into the computer directly. Won't work for the network, but you'll be able to print your stuff.

But the best thing might be to call technical support since you're not terribly familiar with this stuff. Keep telling them you're deaf until you get someone who speaks understandable English. Most of the time they can actually get you up and running although you might have to do a few useless steps before they find the problem.

Printers are the pits when they don't work because if you shake them up and drop them on the floor, they're usually finished.
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Girl


You might try the suggested uninstall/reinstall first.

You can also check your wireless router. About 90% of the time that's done by opening your browser and typing in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. Hit enter on the keyboard. This will take you into the router's control panel. It's a good place to check things. Don't actually change anything in there without writing it down, but you'll be able to see if the network finds the printer.


You can find your USB connection on the printer by looking for something like this:

[link to www.steves-digicams.com]

It's usually, though not always, close to the electrical plug in.

Get the proper cable and plug it into the computer directly. Won't work for the network, but you'll be able to print your stuff.

But the best thing might be to call technical support since you're not terribly familiar with this stuff. Keep telling them you're deaf until you get someone who speaks understandable English. Most of the time they can actually get you up and running although you might have to do a few useless steps before they find the problem.

Printers are the pits when they don't work because if you shake them up and drop them on the floor, they're usually finished.
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Thank you for the suggestions. I finally tackled it today. I deleted it and the downloaded the driver again. It's now working.
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