MBP noise from fan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yeldarb123, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. yeldarb123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2006
    Hey everyone, i've reading the forums for the past few months but this is my first post. Well I purchased myself a new MacBook Pro last week for university this fall. I love the look of this baby. There is no heat issue or whine or anything and I am completely in love OSX, but I do have one minor annoyance.

    When the fan on the top right turns on it is making a chchchchchchc noise, like it is touching something. Its not loud but it gets annoying in a dead quiet room. If I push slightly on the bottom beneath the fan it must push the fan more into the object because the fan slows down. I pushed hard enough the stall the fan once....but it started up again and keeps spinning with that little noise.

    Anyways I just want to know what you guys think I should do. I really don't want to be without my notebook for the first few weeks of school, but if thats what I should be doing......then I'll guess I just have to stick to the comp labs for a bit......I wish it just stopped.....arrgghhhh
  2. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    Mine started doing this after I had my logic board replaced. It made an annoying noise even under low fan operation. It sounded like the right fan was scraping against something. The noise now appears to have disappeared.
  3. frenchamp macrumors newbie


    Oct 18, 2009
    South Africa
    After moving around with my MBP, i noticed my fan making louder noises and clunking. Well i hit it and it stopped making noise. Try it.
  4. mape2k macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    Mine does the same very occasionally, like once a week. I just lift it up a little and its gone. I can force it by moving the laptop rapidly up and down. I guess its the very tight spacing of the components inside.
    Did you open you MBP for any hardware replacement? If so, you might want to recheck all the screws on the bottom, maybe its not perfectly aligned anymore and puts pressure on the board.
  5. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2011
    try overhauling your fan compartment and fan itself (yes, remove the blade and clean it)

    try lubricating with CRC silicone spray or Penray.

    don't use Jig-A-Loo, WD40 or silicone based ones

    see if the keyboard sheet is touching the fan

    OOT: god, seeing so many hardware problems on the MBPs now (._.)
  6. mdh95070 macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Which model MBP do you have? Does the fan get super loud when you push the MBP hard?
  7. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    If it is new, bring it in if there is a store nearby. It is a quick fix.

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