annoying ticking noise from fan(i think)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Qwest905, May 27, 2008.

  1. Qwest905 macrumors 6502

    Qwest905

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    anyone else have an annoying ticking noise on their fan at 1800rpm??

    it seems to go away when i put the fan speed higher

    i'm wondering if there is dust or something that is affecting or something

    should i take it to an apple store?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

    GfulDedFan

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    I have a friend who bought a refurbed iMac with a similar problem and Apple repaired it. I diagnosed it as a fan noise and they thought it was the optical drive. It turned out to be the fan. - GDF
     
  3. Qwest905 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Qwest905

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    damn that seems like such a nuisance...
    i'm going to buy an air compressor can and see if it's dust

    if that doesn't work i guess the only resort is to bring it to the apple "geniuses"
     
  4. chscag macrumors 65816

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    The "ticking" sound might be the fan wobbling slightly and possibly hitting something. Sometimes moving the fan at higher speeds causes the wobble to stop. Might even be bad fan bearings. But, give the compressed air a try first.

    Regards.
     
  5. Qwest905 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Qwest905

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    damn so compressed air didn't work

    freakin gay a month old mb already going in for servicing
     
  6. Sanzu08 macrumors member

    Sanzu08

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    I've got - I think - exactly the same problem.

    Did they fix if for you, and also how long was did it take them ???
     

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