3 Things To Do When Your Devices Start Making Weird Noises

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If you’ve ever had a device that has started to make a weird noise, you know just how unsettling this can be, especially if you need this device to continue working for you. Luckily, if you’re able to recognize the strange noise and take action quickly, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to fix the issue and get your device running just as before. 

So whether you’re hearing a strange sound coming from your dry transformer or from your laptop, here are three things to do when your devices start making weird noises. 

Cool Everything Down

As soon as you notice any kind of unusual noise coming from one of your devices, the best thing that you can do is to try to turn off the device and get everything cooled down. 

In many cases, devices start making weird noises when they get too hot and try to cool themselves down. Devices can start to get too hot when they’re overused or are just running too much. So by shutting the device down and allowing it to properly cool, you may fix the issue of the strange sound entirely, especially if it was coming from something like a cooling fan. Additionally, if you notice anything that’s causing your device to overheat from the environment, seek to get rid of this thing. 

Check For Anything Loose

Another possible reason for a weird noise coming from a device could be that something is loose. This can happen from the device being used or from old or faulty parts. 

To determine if this is the case, you’ll want to get nice and close to the device to try to pinpoint just where the sound is coming from. With something loose, the sound will usually sound like a rattling or a vibration sound, as the loose item is knocking against other parts of the device. 

If you can pinpoint where the loose item is and where the sound is coming from, you should be able to tighten everything back up, or call in a repair person to take care of this for you if you can’t reach the area yourself. 

Contact Someone For Repairs

Whether you’re able to determine what’s causing the strange noises coming from your device or you can’t quite tell what’s going on, you may need to call in a repair person to take care of the issue. 

In most cases, it’s best to call for repairs soon after you notice the sound, especially if it’s something that means either your device is going to malfunction soon or stop working completely. 

If you have a device that you’ve noticed is making a weird noise, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know just what can be done about this.

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