MBA fan has died....

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    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


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    looking on the bright side - it may run hot, but at least it runs quiet :D
  4. macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2009
    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

    Jan 7, 2010
    Mine died as well and I purchased a new one at and repaired it myself. The new one runs better that the noisy apple on ever did
  6. macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    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.

  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2006
    sorry for the noob do u know if the fans die off?

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