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I just finished but there is something vibrating and causing my chassis to make a somewhat loud "buzzing" noise. When I hold my hand on it, it dampens the sound but I can still feel the vibration jiggling my fingers.

I cant figure out what is causing it so I am wondering how is the best way to find it?

I was thinking it may be my HDD or fans but I am not sure which it is.

Other than this, I think everything is working properly. I got windows to boot up and I am using it right now.
post #2 of 29
If you list your components, it would be easier to figure it out. Maybe a picture.

The easiest way is to take out one component at the time, then try to feel for vibration.
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unplug all fans, I put my money on your HDD..
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post #4 of 29
I'd just retighten most of the screws.
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post #5 of 29
Ye it's probably the HDDs, maybe badly mounted. Fans can resonate but somehow I dont believe they can make the whole case vibrate. Except some 3000rpm+ 38mil fans maybe...
post #6 of 29
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I am still having this problem. I unplugged all chassis fans and unplugged the CPU fan for about 1 minute and it did not stop. I also isolated the HDD by removing it from the HDD rack and setting it on my desk on top of a pillow but the chassis is still buzzing away.

It usually stops about 30 seconds after boot up or after I take it out of sleep mode...

I really need to find the vibrator this is annoying.
post #7 of 29
PSU fan then.
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post #8 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

PSU fan then.

Yeah this may be. I overlooked this. Will try unscrewing it from the chassis and setting it on my desk while I power up my system. Be back in about 20 mins with the results.
post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by My lil PC View Post

Yeah this may be. I overlooked this. Will try unscrewing it from the chassis and setting it on my desk while I power up my system. Be back in about 20 mins with the results.

Check all your fans, typically the noise is originating from a fan that has it's bearing shot or just worn out.

Basically, just keep your PC running and disconnect each fan one at a time, then just check for noise smile.gif
    
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post #10 of 29
give it a good smack and see if you still hear it. helps when i have a lil vibin goin lol
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