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Repair guides and troubleshooting for Acer Predator 17.3" laptops, a group of high-end gaming computers from Acer. These laptops features a 17.3" display, dedicated GPU, and a modular bay for either an optical drive or cooling module.

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My GPU fan is making an annoying noise.

I have an Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-75DE. The GPU fan, on the right side, is making a low pitched rattling noise. It’s very hard to describe, but it’s like a purring or growling. The fan propellor is metal not plastic for some reason, but I think that could be it. I tried using some foam tape for shock absorption, and that did help a bit. My only idea is to buy a replacement fan and swap the propellers. I can include some pictures if that would be helpful.

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I have I think the same problem, my IT guy thinks its coming from the speakers however just having it turned on you can hear the buzzing noise, but connect it up to the VR and it gets loud to the point you have to turn if off.

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Im having the same issue, GPU fan, right hand side of laptop. Slight rattling noise like its slightly off balance.

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I'm having the same problem right now as well, it started yesterday and it rattles the laptop and makes an annoying noise, I've been trying to look for a teardown guide but I can't seem to find it at all

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Heat has probably warped the fan which is plastic most of the time. You need a new one.

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No, my model specifically has a metal fan. It's only a few months old, and I don't do any hardcore gaming on it. If looked at the fan and its in good condition.

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I’m having the same problem with a predator ph315-52. I describe the sound as C3 or 130hz pitch buzzing sound. This is the C just below middle C on a piano. It will change from C to C# and move around that area. I called Acer and they said to send it in.

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I have a slightly older Acer Predator. Not sure about the sound you’re describing but personally, I had a loud annoying noise and it was from the removable 3rd fan. Try removing it and seeing if the noise goes away. Also, sometimes I hear a very low noise (from one of the remaining 2 fans) when the laptop is cold but once it warms up, it’s gone. Feels a little as if the fan is hitting something lightly as it turns. Hope this helps.

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