Greetings,First off, I suggest that you do not run your computer until you get that fan replaced. If the fan is not properly cooling the computer/cpu and you continue to run it, you run the risk of frying your CPU, making it unfixable.What is the full model of your Averatac computer?
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One moment, please.
First things first, is this computer still under any kind of warranty?
Being that the the grinding noise stops when you touch the cooling fan case, it probably is not an issue with the actual fan and does not require replacement. More often than not, this is a result of the fan (which constantly jiggles itself loose from the screws that hold it in) and can be fixed by tightening the screws that hold the fan in place.
If you feel comfortable in doing that yourself, you may. If not, you will have to bring it to a computer repair shop and have them do it.It is a quick and simple job.
It is either an issue with the fan not being mounted securely or the cooling fan case not being securely in place.
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If the fan is loose, would that cause the computer to not respond to a command?
Indeed it can. When the fan gets loose, it disrupts the normal airflow and cooling system setup. When that happens, things overheat. When things in the computer overheat, it causes them to freeze and fail.
That is why I suggested that you not turn that computer on until you get the loose fan issue resolved.
It only takes a few seconds for the CPU to reach a couple hundred degrees celcius, then it will just stop working forever. You may hear a pop or see & smell smoke when that happens.
When this all started , I placed a two fan laptop pad under my computer and that helped alot. but now it grinds for about 10 second then runs fine for about ten minute's, then grinds again for another 10 second's and so on!
That is typical of the situation that I am describing (loose fan mount)
Thank's alot, I will try that
Thank you for your time and patience.