Buzz from fans, anyone else?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ludwig, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Ludwig macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    Hi, there. I have an early 2008 macbook pro and I am wondering if it's normal that the fans are making a faint buzzing noise, here I mean not the air being blown, but rather a mechanical buzz. It's only to be noticed in a silent room (which is where I am, I'm a student). It's really clear if I put my ear to the back of the computer underneath the right fan (I now this is not the optimal position for work :p ).
    I should mention that I've already had it repaired twice for this problem, but is hasn't helped a bit.

    Best regards, Ludwig.
  2. JeroenDierckx macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    I have the same problem. The left fan is clearly making a noise, which is very obvious. I think I'm going to have it fixed next week.
  3. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2008
    Downtown San Diego
    It seems issues with the left fan are pretty common with the older MBPs.

    I just got mine back from service last week for this issue. In my case it was a light rattling that started when it was pushed hard and with the fans blowing over 4k. A couple months later it started doing it at idle speed, and that's when I brought it in.
  4. JeroenDierckx macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Oh, I misread the post. Mine is a late 2008 MBP. And it has the annoying sound at idle speed :(
  5. omegasyn macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    New York
    I have the same problem with my unibody 2.53 mbp....
  6. jhu2 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2007
    yup i had it too then i went to exchange it. The genius took one listen and swapped it right away
  7. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    Mine has a faint noise on the left fan, it's the new Mbp. It does not bother me much atm, but I will definitly take it in in the next few months, specially if it gets worse

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