Macbook Pro sounds like a jet taking off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joelypolly, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    Over the course of the last few weeks... the fans in my MBP seems to have started to generate way more noise than before. Previously at 6000 RPM its been loud but only of the sound of air moving... now they sound like jet taking off with way more noise than before....

    Has anyone else noticed a problem like this??? My MBP is on for about 20 hours of the day and I have used it for about 8 months... so could it be the ball bearings wearing out???
     
  2. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure it's not just the dvd drive spinning?
     
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  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it sure is loud.

    In fact louded than any PC I've ever owned in the past 2 years.

    But it runs cool. I ain't complaining.
     
  7. joelypolly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But the problem isn't fact it is loud. Its just it sounds way louder now than before at 6000RPM. I have linked a recording of it. About half way I turn down the left fan to 1000RPM and sound is much better.
    http://members.optusnet.com.au/joeljtan05/Audio.mov
     
  8. phil83 macrumors regular

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    wow

    yeah that defiantly does not sound good, sounds like the actual fan itself is scraping against something
     
  9. joelypolly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well looks like the fan is dead... so the MBP is running on one fan only
     
  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    That's pretty normal for ball-bearing fans actually. Not saying I am comfortably with the sound at all.
     
  11. R.R.Mac macrumors regular

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    As a freind owns a Macbook Pro he does not have any problems with his fan i would recogmend taking it back to apple
     

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