Slight fan buzzing

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  1. Ramsey

    Ramsey New Member

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    Hello,

    Anyone have a device that ever so slightly buzzes when you tilt it with the fan running full blast? Is this a defect that I need to concern myself with or does every machine make a slight buzz when it is handled with the fan on?
     
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    Honestly, I have never even heard my fan kick on.
     
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    Like this ?

     
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    Mine is much less noticeable. You can't hear anything unless you tilt it.

    I have been toying with it tonight, and if the fan is running and you tilt it then the fan makes a sort of very slight buzz, whizz, almost a churning sound. I don't mind the fan but wonder if later on my CPU will fry because the fan has stopped working.
     
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    From behind my screen, it sounds like your fan is a little unbalanced.

    Mine doesnt buzz at all when I tilt my SP3.

    Anyway, my suggestion is to optimize your config to limit the start of the fan (indexing otpions, etc...).

    There are a few topics already open, you will find more details if you do a quick research.
     
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    I had the same problem, noticed buzz after 2 weeks. Took it pack to store and now it's been one week in maintenance. I also noticed that back of surface wasn't entirely flat.

    Im a little bit pissed about this..
     
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    From behind my screen, I can't tell if your fan is unbalanced or not. I have never heard my fan whether it's flat or tilted. You might want to take it in the MS store and let a tech listen to it and see what they say.
     
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    I would do that, but you need a quiet room to hear it... the Microsoft store is vry loud
     
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    I've only ever heard my fan during updates, I think most of the time it's off - if it's on, I don't notice it. So I can't really say what happens when you tilt it, but if it's anything like that video, it sounds a lot like the fins of the fan are scratching against something - and that shouldn't happen. Definitely get it checked out, because to me it sounds defective.
     
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    Update.

    Microsoft gave me new one, perfect one! Love this machine, working flawless now!
     
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    Mine's doing the same. Quite annoyed too. Retailer wouldn't help. Might try MS
     

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