Due to high CPU usage on your Lenovo Yoga, or another brand PC, you may become stuck on the computer fan noise problem. Some users report hearing a loud whirring noise from the cooling fan after updating to the latest version of the operating system, such as the Windows 10 Creator Update or the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Their workplace work is disrupted by the high CPU utilization and hot machine.
A loud Lenovo yoga fan usually signals a problem with the computer. The loud fan noise can be caused by a variety of things, including the hardware device, wrong Windows 10 configuration, recent Windows updates, driver difficulties, and so on.
Lenovo is a well-known company for producing high-quality, reasonably priced laptops. With their computers, they appear to have covered almost every market category. You may come across strange situations from time to time. This guide will show you the causes of your Lenovo Yoga laptop’s noise and how to fix the problem.
Common causes of your loud laptop noise
The fan, which spins faster when the laptop has more heat to dissipate, is the loudest component in your laptop. While some computers are designed to be louder than others, this is not always the case. If you notice a sudden rise in computer noise, it’s often due to something mucking with your hardware or changes in the software.
1. Hard Drive Failure on the Horizon
The loud noise is likely coming from the hard drive rather than the fans. Back up your data as soon as you notice a more audible whirling, grinding, or clicking sound near your hard disk. When mechanical components inside a hard disk fail, the result is a louder hard drive. After backing up your data, the only option is to replace the hard disk with a new one.
2. Blocked Vents and Dirty Fans
As computers age, they overheat more, especially if you haven’t cleaned your laptop vents regularly. The fans may be spinning quicker owing to dust in the system, but it’s also possible that it’s due to how you’re using the laptop. Blocking the vents by placing them on your lap or a soft surface (such as a comforter) will reduce airflow and cause the fans to spin faster.
3. Software and Resource Constraints
You may be faced with an increased system load if you’ve upgraded the operating system or installed any program that operates in the background. When you put a strain on your resources, they heat up and turn on their fans. When the fans start to spin loudly, consider what you’re doing; running games, editing, or viewing video puts more strain on a computer than browsing the Internet.
4. Expansion of Heat
A metal connector next to the memory module on the underside of some Lenovo yoga meets the notebook’s case to improve electromagnetic shielding. When the MacBook Pro warms up during the usage, the connector may scrape against the inside of the computer’s casing, resulting in a clicking or scraping sound. This problem may be resolved by removing the connector or applying electrical tape to the inside of the case. If your Lenovo yoga is still under warranty, however, do not do so.
5. The Optical drive
If your Lenovo yoga clicks when you insert a CD or DVD, there could be a problem with the optical drive or the disc you’ve installed. Eject the disc, inspect the inside of the optical drive for debris, then insert a different disc to see whether this is the case. If the MacBook stops clicking, the disc that was making the noise may be unclean or destroyed. Otherwise, your MacBook’s optical drive may need to be replaced.
6. The cooling fan’s motor is broken
If shutting the undesired process and cleaning the CPU does not help, the problem could be a failed cooling fan motor, which is one of the causes of a noisy laptop. System fans have enclosed motors that rarely need to be serviced, but the system can malfunction at any time.
You may hear a grinding noise from a motor whose inner lubrication has failed, or you may hear a squealing noise that increases in pitch and volume as the fan speeds up. In either case, a fan that won’t stop producing noise could break at any time, causing your system to overheat. In that instance, a minor operation is required. You’ll need to buy a new fan to replace the one that came with your laptop.
Fixing the Lenovo yoga noise
If you’re positive the sound you’re hearing isn’t a warning from your hard drive; you’ll only need to make a few fixes, some of which are easier than others. Dust out the laptop vents with compressed air, and ensure the laptop has enough space to vent air when you’re using it.
Remove any programs that you aren’t using and turn off as many background processes as you can. If the fans continue to spin loudly even when you’re not using resource-intensive software, open the laptop and blow out the dust inside with compressed air.
That should only be done if your laptop isn’t under warranty, as opening it will nullify it. If you’re acquainted with laptop disassembly and repair, you may also minimize heat (and consequently fan noise) by replacing the old thermal paste on the heat sink.
1. Shut down your computer and double-check that all fans and internal components have stopped spinning. You may need to move your computer physically, so ensure everything, including your fans and hard drive, has stopped moving before proceeding.
2. Using your screwdriver, remove the side panel of your computer tower and inspect the fans to ensure that no wires or other objects are touching the fan blades. You can see if anything is interfering with the fan’s movement by moving it with your finger.
3. Make sure the area around the fan is clear, even if nothing is touching it so that airflow is not obstructed in any way. Zip ties are excellent for keeping loose cables together and out of the way if you have a lot of them.
4. Blow the dust out of the computer and off the fan blades with compressed air. When dust coats the fan blades, spinning them requires more effort, causing them to run louder and less efficiently. Blow the dust off your graphics cards and power supply’s fans.
5. Secure the side panel in place with its screws once you’ve removed all of the dirt and debris.
6. Turn on the computer to make sure the fans are working correctly and quietly.
Lenovo Yoga laptops must maintain a steady, relatively cool temperature to function correctly, and they do it by using a series of fans to suck in cool air and blow out hot air. Dust and other debris can clog fans, causing them to run louder than usual, especially in corporate contexts where computers are on the work floor or in other dirtier areas.
Cleaning out the computer and ensuring nothing is touching the fan blades will often solve a loud fan disrupting your business. Again it’s always important to check your hard drives whether they are functioning correctly.