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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 3 months ago

What would cause a high pitched sound to come from a computer?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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    That sounds like the hard drive could be about to go

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    I don't know why everyone is guessing that it's the hard drive. Dying Hard Drives make clicking and grinding noises. A squeal coming from the HDD is possible, but this isn't too common.

    Most likely it's a bad fan bearing or a coil whine.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    There's a couple of plastic fans inside your computer one's on the CPU the other ones the cooling fan on the back of the computer it's not hard to find out which one is squealing. Just shoot one quick shot of dry Teflon lube into both of the fan motors with it off and wait a few minutes and start it up. Before you do that identify which one is squealing by just touching it in the middle while it's turning it's just a little plastic fan you'll find out in a second which one's squealing when you touch it when the squealing stops. It's also possible that the microphone is on boost and you're hearing a speaker microphone feedback and if that be the case just turn down the microphone boost inside the volume control

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  • Lv 7
    3 months ago

    squirrel in the DVD drive?

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  • 3 months ago

    It could be a mechanical hard drive, a fan bearing, sometimes electronic coils can do this, like on a video card.

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  • 3 months ago

    probably a hard drive spinning

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    The computer has become self-aware.

    Source(s): Skynet.
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  • 3 months ago

    Either you are listening to Mariah Carey by mistake, or the bearing on your cooling fan is squeaking. Either of those would be my guess. 

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