By Remez Sasson
My computer has been making a lot of noise lately, especially in the first 2-3 minutes after switching it on. I have been told that this has to do either with too much dust, and therefore, it needs to be cleaned, or it is a problem with the fan.
Since the computer worked all right, only making a loud noise, I continued working with it. Finally, after quite a while, I decided to fix it, since leaving it in this condition might cause some serious problems.
Today, I backed up all the content of the computer on an external hard drive, to be on the safe side, and took it to a computer shop to be fixed. The technician at the shop fixed it in just about 10 minutes, so I could take my computer back, without leaving it there. He replaced the fan with a new one, and cleaned the computer from the dust.
Now, back with my computer, much quieter than it was before, I sat down to write this post.
A word of advice:
If your computer is making a loud noise, you need to clean it from the dust, which make it harder for the fan to work. Too much noise also means that the fan is not working and cooling the computer as it should, and if you neglect taking care of it, the heat might damage the computer.