Spinning noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sarahhargraves, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I got my Macbook Air about 3 weeks ago and love it. However after the first 2 weeks, one day I turned it on and it was making a loud grating, spinning noise. The noise could be equated to if you try to play a CD but it hasn't been secured in the CD player fully so its banging around. But of course I have no disc drive...

    So I stopped using it, tried turning it off and on again a couple of times over the next few days to no avail. I'm about to go back and demand a new one, but yesterday I turn it on and it's suddenly stopped making the noise.

    My question is, is this problem likely to return, and is it due to a defective laptop? Should I see about exchanging it while it's still brand new or just wait and see if it happens again?
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    "Demand". That's a great idea...

    The only spinning thing in it would be the hard drive, so if that's the case, you should probably get that drive swapped.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I figured it was, but do you think it could have been a fluke that has now resolved itself?

    And YES I would have (politely) demanded a new one, because a 2 wk old laptop with no wear and tear on it shouldn't sound like a broken washing machine. :)
     

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