06-13-2016 12:33 AM - edited 06-13-2016 12:41 AM
Since this morning, my 3 week old ThinkPad T460s started making some weird fan noise.
When spinning up and also while slowing down (so not on higher speeds), there's a rattling noise coming from the laptop. Sounds a bit as if the fan is brushing against something or perhaps some trembling/interference?
Also at really slow fan activity, this is audible quite heavily.
Up until now, that noise wasn't audible at all.
Should I be calling in support (I have on-site support for this machine)? I don't assume this is normal for a new machine to happen?
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06-14-2016 05:12 AM
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Fan is very loud when the CPU load increases. Possible causes could be dried lubrication in the fan, worn bearings, or just a dust build up. Hence try cleaning the fan once.
Hence I would suggest you visit the nearest Lenovo service centres for hardware assistance.
Update us how it goes.
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06-14-2016 08:41 AM
It is not normal. If the machine is new, there may be a simple mechanical failure of the fan. Call for support and describe the problem. Hopefully, the on-site tech can bring a fan when he or she comes.