Acer Laptop making noises on start up ...

Have had an Acer laptop for about 3 years now - when I start it up in the morning it makes an awful noise (hard to explain but it whirrs and chugs) - anyone know what might this be - internal fan perhaps????

geek_maikas, Nov 15, 8:03 am

yeop fulla dust ............get it cleaned or pull off one of the external covers on the bottom and do it yourself

geek_drcspy, Nov 15, 8:10 am

failing hard drive?
unlike the mechanic we won't make you 'make' the noises ha ha =p
www.datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

geek_0800xford, Nov 15, 2:42 pm

Is there a CD in the drive, try taking it out and rebooting.

geek_gyrogearloose, Nov 15, 2:46 pm

Yeah sloppy fan for cpu cooling, once it gets up to speed it centers it self & spins better, needs cleaning and a lube, cant understand that Acers are so reliable & built to last. . . Not.

geek_got2bin2win, Nov 15, 2:56 pm

it lasted 3 whole years, that must be a record

geek_0800xford, Nov 15, 2:58 pm

possibly lost a bearing

geek_west67, Nov 15, 3:07 pm

Bearing ??? its an Acer man come on.... price= bronze bush.

geek_got2bin2win, Nov 15, 3:10 pm

Thanks all for your help - yes, fan was full of dust (surprise, surprise). Ripped the back off and sucked the dust out with the vacuum (eek!) - it's running perfectly now thanks - no weird noises!!! I realise Acer's are far from the better brand but hey, if an Acer can survive a blast from a vacuum cleaner, I'm impressed!

geek_maikas, Nov 16, 7:42 am