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Computer repair Zug

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I am looking for someone who can replace the fan in my Advent desk top in the area of Zug. The fun makes horrible buzzing noise that is driving me crazyyy!
Can anyone recommend somebody/a shop with a reasonable price list ( if that exists in Switzerland)?
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Hello,
I am looking for someone who can replace the fan in my Advent desk top in the area of Zug. The fun makes horrible buzzing noise that is driving me crazyyy!
Can anyone recommend somebody/a shop with a reasonable price list ( if that exists in Switzerland)?
Thanks
Why not do it yourself? Fans are inexpensive, and it only takes 2-4 screws and one electrical connector to mount. You'll be overcharged for the fan itself and charged 1 hour of labor for a 10 minute job if you go to a shop.
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Re: Computer repair Zug

Can you tell which fan is causing the problem? What model is your computer? The reason I ask is that this seriously is something you can probably manage by yourself. Youtube have videos showing you how it's done.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qwef2cyiOE

For parts, I use stuff made by these guys: http://www.bequiet.com/en Go to toppreise.ch to find possibly the cheapest price.
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Can you tell which fan is causing the problem? What model is your computer? The reason I ask is that this seriously is something you can probably manage by yourself.

For parts, I use stuff made by these guys: http://www.bequiet.com/en Go to toppreise.ch to find possibly the cheapest price.
Its probably an older fan, 80mm most likely. At the very least, the OP should open the case; it might be dust and dirt that's causing the noise. Or just a loose screw...

To the OP, if you're worried about noise, once you've removed the old fan, you could look at the possibility of stepping up to a larger fan via an adapter (larger fans move the same amount of air by spinning slower, thus they're quieter). If you have the room, this is only marginally more difficult than replacing the fan itself.
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Re: Computer repair Zug

Thank you all for your replies. I have an Advent all in one PC about 3 years old bought in the UK and is now out of warranty. The hard Drive and fan are integrated with the monitor. I read these tend to be more difficult to open up- the screws are very much imbedded inside and I don't seem to have the right tool / Screwdriver ( thin and long enough to open it)
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That is more difficult. I think in your situation, I'd invest in the right tool. Can't help with a repair business near Zug.
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That is more difficult. I think in your situation, I'd invest in the right tool. Can't help with a repair business near Zug.
Take a photograph with your smartphone of one of the screws (in the case) while holding a ruler underneath, and take this to the local hardware store, and they'll be able to find the right screwdriver for this. Once inside, replacing the fan is very straightforward:



The fan will look something like this, and the screws will be mounted in the corners. First try cleaning the fan and tightening all the screws, as the fan may just be loose. If that doesn't resolve the buzzing, then replace the fan with a similar one by disconnecting it electrically, unscrewing it and then reversing these steps to install the replacement fan. When you are mounting the fan, pay attention to the airflow indicators on the fan (will usually be in one corner of the fan), so as to mount the fan blowing in the proper direction.
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