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U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2014-09-08, 22:07 PM

Hello! 

 

I'm having some issues with my U510, and was hoping someone might be able to offer me some insight? Much appreciated!

 

My U510 has been making some noticeable whirring or rotating noises - not fan noises though - which are constant and start shortly after I turn the laptop on, even when idle or with minimum use (usually just internet browsing, word processing). I don't think this started when I first bought the laptop (end of 2012) but I also can't remember not having this problem either - it's been going on for a long time but now it seems to have gotten more severe. Is this a hard drive issue? 

 

Lately, my U510 occasionally starts a really loud, intense whirring/rotation with fan action. My laptop even starts vibrating on my table, and particularly the left side of the keyboard gets uncharacteristically warm. I'm assuming this is the fan at work, but even so it shouldn't be this intense? 

 

I'm quite good at keeping my U510 well-ventilated and it doesn't tend to overheat (even with the first noise problem). I've been so busy that I haven't been able to properly address this annoying noise problem, but I think something definitely needs to be done now!  

 

Can anyone offer any solutions? Thanks! :) 

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2014-09-09, 6:12 AM
The noise isn't a ticking noise is it? If so then that's your hard drive on its way out.

You say that your machine is heating up quickly as in its doing something quite intense?

Try a virus scan just to be sure.
Open task manager and see if anything has a high cpu usage.
Check your startup programs, disable any that are not needed.
Clean your machines registry.
Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI
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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2014-09-09, 8:25 AM

i have the same issue with the U510... the noise seems to be on the left side

any ideas?

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2014-09-09, 11:28 AM

Thanks for your reply! 

 

No, the noise is not so much a clear ticking as a continous rotation. There is an occasional and brief "working" noise when more demanding programs are in use, but that's not what I am concerned about.

 

Nothing sketchy on my laptop, either. Do you think this is a hardware issue then? Not sure what my next steps should be! 

 

Anyone have any insights? 

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2014-09-09, 11:33 AM

try to clean the fan. it was a solution in a German forum.

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2014-09-12, 9:11 AM

Just got my HSF cleaned - ventilation from the fan grills on the left is definitely more noticeable but there is still an annoying whirring that is not coming from the fan. 

 

@Patrasch79 you mentioned you had a similar problem. Your U510 all fixed? 

 

Anyone have any other suggestions? 

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2015-12-16, 10:33 AM

Hi, I  have the same problem in my u 510. Whirring sound. Looks like this is a problem that many of us are having. Can the Lenovo technical guys help us with this?  

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2015-12-16, 11:14 AM

Hi, 

This is what I did. I clicked on the Energy Managment (a white car with a red background icon) icon. You can find it if you click the "show hidden icons" on the task bar. The task bar is at the bottom of the screen at the right side. After you click the energy management icon, you will see a widow. Click the "Start" button on the Dust removal tab(Blue color). I don't know whether this fix the problem of the sound. But I will update. 

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Re: U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

2016-10-31, 18:34 PM

I tried the dust removal, which may work for you. I already had a computer repair company clean by taking apart. The noise went away for awhile but came back.

 

When I tried the dust removal method recommended below, the noise intensified, but never went away.

 

I've got a new fan ordered through Amazon. Directions to replace are easy to find online.

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