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Old Feb 5, 2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Odd Fan Noise

I have an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro, and it's been working great up to this point. However, the left fan (facing me) has been making a very odd noise. It's the sound of a fan that is brushing against something, or vibrating against something else. The sound isn't any louder than the normal fan noise at idle. I know it's still in warranty but is there anything else I can do?
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Old Feb 5, 2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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It's best just to take it in and have Apple look at it.
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Old Feb 5, 2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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I have an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro, and it's been working great up to this point. However, the left fan (facing me) has been making a very odd noise. It's the sound of a fan that is brushing against something, or vibrating against something else. The sound isn't any louder than the normal fan noise at idle. I know it's still in warranty but is there anything else I can do?
Apart from either: using the provided 1yr warranty and get it fixed for free, or replace the fan yourself for roughly $50.

No, you can't do anything.
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It's best just to take it in and have Apple look at it.
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I never would advise DIY fixing if it is under warranty.
Take it/Call apple.
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