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Original Air Date: Jan 9, 2014

Signs of a Meltdown

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When you’re car starts making strange noises, you pay attention right?

Well you should always do the same thing with your computer because strange sounds can be the sign of an impending meltdown.

Whether it’s buzzing, grinding or whirring, it’s generally a sign that a moving part inside your computer is beginning to wear out.

The cooling fans are some of the most common failures and if the noise stops on its own, it could mean that the fan has stopped spinning as well.

Heat is the biggest enemy of electronics and allowing your cooling fans to malfunction is like driving your car with an empty radiator.

If you hear a clicking sound and you can’t get the computer to boot, shut it off immediately and seek help. Clicking sounds generally mean you have a malfunctioning hard drive.

Trying to get it to work can cause irreparable damage and lead to permanent data loss, so be very careful with this sound.