MBA fan has died....

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by joelypolly, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    Well after a full week of a noisy fan it has finally decided to die this last night. So now I have to send it to Apple and get it repaired. The sad thing is that its only 3 months old.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    ayeying

    #2
    Mine died once too. But for me, I think something got jammed then the center bearing broke off cause I heard a pretty loud clunk and click then it fails.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    #3
    looking on the bright side - it may run hot, but at least it runs quiet :D
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Why is that sad? :confused: Would you rather it have died *after* the warranty period was up, so you'd be stucking paying for the repair yourself? A fan has moving parts. Anything with moving parts will wear out and die. Some just last longer than others.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5
    Mine died as well and I purchased a new one at ifixit.com and repaired it myself. The new one runs better that the noisy apple on ever did
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    #6
    You replaced the fan with a different one? So it works better? I have had one issue where my fan was noisy. I took off the back, blew it out with canned air and it has worked great since. But, I am always looking to upgrade the MBA if the new hardware works better.

    Let me know.

    Thanks,
     
  7. macrumors regular

    #7
    sorry for the noob question..how do u know if the fans die off?
     

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