Robert Rodriguez

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Dell XPS 2710 Fan Noise

For those who have an Dell XPS 2710 and are suffering from fan noise, I highly recommend that you clean the fans inside your Dell.

To do this, you need to unplug your computer and lay it flat (with the screen facing down) on a soft surface. I placed a towel down and laid my computer on the towel.

To remove the back cover, refer to page 19 of  the XPS One 2710 Owner’s Manual. There are just two screws on the back that you have to unscrew. The screws do not come all the way out.

remove_coverAfter unscrewing, push the cover forward and it will come right off.

You will then have access to the internal components of your computer. I didn’t take a picture of mine when with the cover off, so I had to use a stock image below.

I have identified, in yellow, the areas that you need to focus on. The screen on the far right, that is the CPU fan, be careful when dusting there because you can damage the fan.

You can either use canned air or an electric duster, like this one I picked up from Amazon a while back.

Carefully, blow the dust out of the fans and around the computer. The top left area that I have identified (to the left of the center fan), I noticed dust came out of there when I blew air into the bottom left fan, so pay special attention to that.

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After cleaning out the dust, I installed the cover back on, tightened the screws, plugged the computer back in and as of right now, it’s whisper quiet.

Cleaning dust out of your computer should be done on a monthly basis, or at least on a quarterly basis. Cleaning the dust from the XPS 2710 is very easy and takes a total of about 10 minutes.

I hope this helps anyone who is having problems with fan noise in their Dell XPS 2710!

 

One Comment

  • John |

    Thanks. I picked up a used 2710 from a friend and the fan noise was driving me insane. I didn’t have a duster, so I used a leaf blower, very carefully!

    Do you have any idea how to fix the side USB ports? Those aren’t working for me.