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September 9, 2006 11:34:30 PM

This comp is 2-3 years old now. It's a P4. The problem is...the back fan is attached to this box that has a custom fitting onto the case. It vibrates really loudly and pisses me off. How do I fix it? BTW, there is no rubber between metal case and the plastic.

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September 10, 2006 12:03:54 AM

um see if you can take hte fan out. I know dell uses standard fans so if it is indeed hte fan, buy another 1. if its the housing thast hte issue.. well ur outta luck then.
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September 10, 2006 12:28:44 AM

i think it's the housing
hehe badge :p 
September 10, 2006 12:59:36 AM

Just try to wedge something in between the two parts that are vibrating. As ghetto as this sounds, I've actually used folded paper AT WORK to "fix" a system exhibiting a similar problem... the co-worker (an older female) looked at me funny as I wedged the piece of paper in her computer, but it did solve her problem. I don't think anyone here (unless they have your exact computer) is going to be able to offer specific advice so just get creative on your own.
September 10, 2006 1:10:58 AM

i have had some dells and still do
they have the exhaust 120mm fan in the back
with a green airduct from the heat sink to the fan
dont take the green airduct off. i have and noticed the comp.
my girlfreinds acting funny. so i touched the heatsink yeeeooowww
it felt like a catalytic converter. so i put the airduct back on

later i plasma cutted a hole in the side of the dell and added
a 120mm side fan thermaltake with speed control and with
the back exhaust fan and the side fan it runs coo.

but as the op said the large plastic bracket in the back of the dell
is well i havent really looked at it as it just looks wierd and part of
the case

so i agree with you wedge some paper in there :) 

i put the side fan for my girlfreind it is orange and she likes that color
September 10, 2006 2:16:23 AM

a bit of duct tape could also be used to hold the vibrating part down. only.. dont use hte tape to block hte airflow (IE no tape on the swiss cheese grate.. that would be very bad...). I do like hte iea of cutting a hole in the dell though. it does need more fans.
September 10, 2006 3:00:33 AM

ooo no. it's my moms comp now. i dont want to mess it up. :p 
September 10, 2006 4:31:04 AM

oh come on man its just a little hole lol. :D 
September 10, 2006 4:42:23 PM

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oh come on man its just a little hole lol. :D 

ya and it will void the 3 year "warranty"
that is one of the 2 reasons i will never buy a comp from companies like Dell and HP
oh ya the next reason is the motherboard is custom and sucks :p 
September 10, 2006 9:13:05 PM

yeah but the 3 year warranty is nothin the dells will last
for 30 years. lol
they will be obsolete but they are tough :D 
September 11, 2006 5:11:12 AM

Quote:
yeah but the 3 year warranty is nothin the dells will last
for 30 years. lol
they will be obsolete but they are tough :D 


haha thats true,
but ya know if you dont get teh 3 yr warranty on it they will push the "take-a-major-sh!t-in-2yrs-364-days" button just as it leaves the assembly line :twisted:
September 11, 2006 10:20:53 PM

Quote:
yeah but the 3 year warranty is nothin the dells will last
for 30 years. lol
they will be obsolete but they are tough :D 


haha thats true,
but ya know if you dont get teh 3 yr warranty on it they will push the "take-a-major-sh!t-in-2yrs-364-days" button just as it leaves the assembly line :twisted:

Hehe
September 11, 2006 11:12:19 PM

2 yrs and 364 days that would be and is my luck.

also if you want to buy a computer component cpu,gpu, memory ect.
wait till the day after i buy it as it will drop by 50% lol.
September 12, 2006 4:12:14 AM

Quote:
2 yrs and 364 days that would be and is my luck.

also if you want to buy a computer component cpu,gpu, memory ect.
wait till the day after i buy it as it will drop by 50% lol.


i have noticed some things have dropped sharply like my 7600GT and some things have skyrocketed trhough the roof
i got 2 GB Corsair XMS CAS 4 for 120 bucks and now it's 232 on newegg
crazy!
!