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    I was having problems with my floppy drive, I opened my machine and fixed the floppy issue. But now I seem to be having a power issue. My computer won't come on. I unhooked all the power cords from the components in my machine, but left the motherboard power hooked up. Then tried to turn it on. Now the thing is when I try to turn it on all that happens is my power supply fan turns a little bit an makes a squeaking type noise. I thought it was my power supply that was the problem, so I wen't out and bought a new power supply. But that change nothing. Now I'm clueless as to what it could be. Does anyone have any pointers to share?.

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    What was the problem with the floppy drive? What did you do to resolve it?

    Is the squeaking electronic in nature or a mechanical sound like a fan squeaking?

    Is the CPU fan working properly?

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    1. I was getting error messages telling me that a disk might be in the drive, and that the device wasnt functioning properly. Also that It wasnt closed.

    2. I just figured out that it's not coming from the intergrated fans on the power supply. But instead it's coming from my processor. It's either the slot or the processor itself. Because when I take out the processor (the noise stops) my power supply works and feeds power to all the components in my machine.

    3. Yeah.


    Question: Should I just get a new motherboard or processor. Or both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zequabie View Post
    1. I was getting error messages telling me that a disk might be in the drive, and that the device wasnt functioning properly. Also that It wasnt closed.

    2. I just figured out that it's not coming from the intergrated fans on the power supply. But instead it's coming from my processor. It's either the slot or the processor itself. Because when I take out the processor (the noise stops) my power supply works and feeds power to all the components in my machine.

    3. Yeah.


    Question: Should I just get a new motherboard or processor. Or both
    Neither the "slot" (socket?) nor the processor are capable of making noise- no moving parts.
    What kind of system are you talking about?
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    It was a Pentium 4. It burned out. It seems it was making noise because it was frying so to speak.

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    You'll have that from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    You'll have that from time to time.
    I thought you just said it wasn't capable of making noise.




    ... It's either the slot or the processor itself. Because when I take out the processor (the noise stops) my power supply works and feeds power to all the components in my machine.

    Question: Should I just get a new motherboard or processor. Or both
    Did you turn on the computer with the processor removed? If so then I think you'll need both (motherboard and processor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    I thought you just said it wasn't capable of making noise.
    Implicit in my statement was the qualifier "under normal conditions" but you already knew that.


    Eh?
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    Eh?

    You can never assume "normal conditions" on this forum.

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    I should have known that.
    When a faulty floppy somehow triggers a CPU meltdown it's obvious we ain't in Kansas anymore, hoser.
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