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Old 08-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hi, i recently bought a new gaming PC here is the link (Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 961SD3 Desktop PC Intel Core i7 960(3.20GHz) 6GB DDR3 64GB SSD + 1TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6850 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Now it is making a grinding noise. Can someone help me figure out what this is or tell me what could be wrong?

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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Pull the side cover off and listen to see if you can pinpoint where the noise is coming from, Video card fans, case fans are the first places to look.

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Can you determine where the grinding noise is coming from? Open the side panel.

Is it from the drives? Fans?
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Thanks for replying. It seems as when i turned the pc on its side the grinding noise stopped, BUT I can feel it grinding throughout the hard drive and stuff. (If that makes any sense) I can feel what the noise makes on the front end of the pc where the SSD HDD and CD Drive are
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Pull the hard drive out of the bay, set it on the bench/table/desk next to the PC and hook the data and power wires up, see it makes the noise.
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It's hooked to two sliders...I dont know how to remove it?
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The sliders will have 2 tabs to press and it will slide out.
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UPDATE! Yes it is the Hard Drive! I took it out set it on the table and it made the same noise and i can feel it! What is the problem??
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The drive is failing, while it is still usable get any data you need off of it.
If it's under warranty contact the ibuypower for a warranty claim.
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Are you serious? I literally just bought it a week ago. Wow!
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That's why they come with warranties.
Noise from a hard drive not attached to a case indicates a failing/defective drive.
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There not open but i sent them an email and i will call tech support tomorrow to see how i get a new hard drive.
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Let us know how you make out.
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Ok, i will reply here once i find out what's going on tomorrow. Thank you very much for the help.
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Hey wrench, please watch this video and listen to the noise it's making.
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Does not sound good to me, what brand drive is that?
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Western Digital...
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Unusual for a WD drive, but it shouldn't be making that noise.

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