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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Dec 21, 2018

Don't Ignore Strange Sounds!

If your car starts making strange sounds, you usually pay attention to that, right? 

Well, this attention should also be paid when it comes to your computer because out of the ordinary sounds are often the sign of a potential meltdown. 

Any unusual buzzing, grinding or whirring can be an early sign that a moving part within your computer is about to go bad.

For example, cooling fans are one of the most common failures we see and when the noise from a fan stops on its own, it often means that the fan stopped working altogether. 

Since heat is one of the worst enemies of your computer, letting your cooling fan stop working is about the same as driving a car with no water in the radiator. 

Whenever there’s a clicking sound and you can’t start the computer up, make sure you shut it off quickly and get professional help. Any clicking sound likely means you have a failing hard drive and the clicking can be causing more damage.

Trying to restart a computer repeatedly will cause irreparable damage and can lead to extreme data loss, so be especially careful when you hear a clicking sound.