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Power supply in Dell 5150 making grinding noise sometimes

\015 Recently just rebuilt my Dell 5150 with new HD, memory DVD drive, and video card and while i was putting it all back together my power supply started making a grinding noise I tapped the side of it and it quit.....but if I move the desktop around and bump something it starts making noise again so I tap it again and it quits. Would the fan itself be rubbing on something or is the bearing in PS going out b/c it a fairly new PS\015

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I would suggest using a vacuum cleaner to clean the just inside.If its still noisy,then it could be the fan inside and there is nothing much that we can.keep tapping..
\015\012Best case scenario is that you just have something stuck in the power supply fan. But, yes, the power supply could have a cracked bearing. Unfortunately, this is a fairly common occurrence. General grade power supplies have had marginal quality construction for as long as I can remember building systems.\015\012
\015\012I would suggest just replacing the power supply if it continues to make noise simply because a faulty one can cause you all sorts of problems down the line.\015\012
\015\012Sorry I can't offer any more practical advice, but hope my $.02 helps!\015\012
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