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Dell d620 - LAptop making loud noise when tilted (with hdd removed)

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Sounds like something is in the fan that only affects the machine when at a angle.
Its under warranty.
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The fan may have something stuck in it, or a bearing might be faulty in the fan assembly. If it is under warranty and you havent done anything to cause the damage I would contact Dell support and they should fix it for you.
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The bearing sounds likely.
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Common fault in some laptops as long there is no physical damage to the machine (I.E you havent dropped it) should be an easy warranty claim
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I have complete care and can bounce it off the road as far as I know and its covered.

Id prefer to fix it myself it they will send the part.
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At any angle, or one in particular?

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I called up Dell and went through all the issues.

They are changing the mother board - it squealed at me last week
The Fan
The bottom half of the laptop - as there is a small crack  
One rubber foot is missing
New keyboard - as a key fell off (loud cough)
New LCD as there is a smudge on the far side of it.

It would be easier to list the parts not being replaced.

I had the CD rom replaced before.
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