Power Mac G4 MDD making weird squealing noise?

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    LOLZpersonok

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    It does this every time I turn the machine off or put it into sleep. The sound happens right when the machine powers off/enters sleep mode, like right when the power is cut.

    Can someone tell me what this is? It's done this ever since I got the machine.
     
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    666sheep

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    One of the fans. Presumably optical bay one.
     
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    LOLZpersonok

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    What could I possibly do about it?
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Replace it.
     
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    LOLZpersonok

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    Okay...I guess I will then.
     
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    Sounds like a failure. You should replace it soon and get the data off it ASAP!!
     
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    Sounds like a bad fan to me, and it isn't a very important fan, either.
     

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