03-20-2008, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Earlier today, I unhooked everything in my room to clean behind the computer desk.
After finishing and sorting things out, I opened the computer case and cleaned the inside with a new can of compressed air.
It had gotten rather dusty...pretty badly.
Finished up, hooked the system back up and tried booting.
This is where things, obviously, went wrong.
The computer wouldn't start up.
Immediately, the PSU, Processor and case fans started up, and began running rapidly.
The processor one especially, had begun running insanely fast.
One of the more disturbing noises, is a pretty bad grinding type of noise from the processor fan.
From the moment it 'starts' to when I have to force shutdown.
All you can hear is the fans going crazy, and an intense grinding noise.
There's no signal to the monitor.
The front lights will go on.
The CD-drive light will flash.
No wires are rubbing against the fans.
But that's all, it'll continue running like this until i'm forced to shut it down.
I've tried airing out the fan+heatsink over the processor with the compressed air again.
I've also tried airing out the PSU...just to be safe.
But it still starts like this.
I don't know what todo.
How can I check if somethings fried?
Also, the processor fan will continue it's grinding noise for a few seconds after power is removed.
It's never made these sounds before, and nothing is inside the fan/heatsink.
What went wrong?
Reading further posts regarding beep noises from the BIOS to determine what's faulty...
...There is no beeping.