This Desktop PC was recently checked into us with fault described as “Being Noisy”.
Straight away, we got the computer case open to reveal what can only be described as shocking. The customer stated that they do not smoke directly near the computer but do smoke in the house. Also She advised us that the computer is stored on the floor under a desk.
Once we cleaned out the immediate dust from the bottom of the case we started stripping to assess if any damage had been caused. We found that the CPU fan had been blocked up so bad that it was beginning to fail.
The rest of the components were cleaned and a new fan was fitted with the machine now running at a nice operating temperature as if it was brand new.
A follow up with the customer reported that the computer was now running a lot faster and that the loud noise was completely gone.
Here at STORM we always advise our customers to keep their computers in a well ventilated area and up off the floor. Afterall, they are called Desktop Computers for a reason.
Have a look at some of our before and after shots to see just how bad this example was.