|Comments on Wednesday 26 May 2004:|
|Computer hardware conundrum - what would cause a power supply unit to make annoying screeching noises? What would cause this to occur in a new power supply, different brand, that has recently replaced one that was doing the same thing? What would match both these criteria and would also consistently be cured for a few hours by removing the computer's case and punching the offending PSU? (Removing the case not being a factor except in that it's necessary in order to be able to punch the PSU.)
|Is the second power supply brand new, or is it just new to the system? Usually, screechy noises are a sign that a ball bearing is out of alignment in the PSU fan.|
|What he said. Can the noise be resolved by pressing against the center of the PSU fan?|
|It was brand new, and no, pressing against any part of the PSU does nothing, only punching it seems to make it shut up.|
|Push hard enough to make the fan stop spinning.|
|Since the old one was making a screechy noise, maybe it's something attached to the PCU, or slightly touching it? Just an idea.....|
|It's a trick question, all signs point to computer gremlins.|
|Computer gremlins? Rubbish.|
Did you ever see The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue? If so afflicted, do you remember the little virus-y demon-looking things?
Yeah. It's them.