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by: jcmaxs00 August 17, 2010 9:18 AM PDT

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Computer Wont Start and Fans Running Crazy

by jcmaxs00 - 8/17/10 9:18 AM

I have a six year old Dell that recently stopped turning on. When the power button is pushed, it sounds like it is starting to turn on but only gets to the point in the process where the fans turn on, and then they run out of controlit sounds like a jet taking offand the computer never finishes starting up. I went into the case and dusted everything off with compressed air, and then it turned on, but it wont turn back on after I turned it off again thinking the problem had been fixed. The little fan at the bottom of the video card is making a strange, almost grinding sound. The main fan in the back of the computer sounds fine except that it is running out of control. I would rather not buy a new computer if the problem could be cheaply and easily fixed. Please let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks.

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