Can anyone help me diagnose this noise that comes out of my Macbook?

HenryHill

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2011
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Only comes out sometimes, sometimes when certain applications are open. Goes away when they are closed, but sometimes it stays on when no applications are open.

http://www.2shared.com/video/mfMMKOXi/VIDEO0002.html


Sorry that its a download link but I dont have a youtube account :/ Its a very short 10 second video taken from my phone


Thanks for any help, I've never been able to find a solid answer on why my macbook does this.
 

logana

macrumors 65816
Feb 4, 2006
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Hard to tell but sounds like the bearings are shot in the fan...

Probably a lot of dust in it too....

Take the top case off and you will be able to hear what is making the noise....
 

benTtown

macrumors newbie
Aug 19, 2008
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I didn't open it but I think I have the same problem... kind of sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG3SD7OAd1Y

It only happens when the comp is doing a lot of work so it has to be the fan. when I tap the area where the fans are the sound goes away for a moment but will then return! I could post a video if needed. I should probably clean out the fans. How do I go about doing that? Take off top case - Is that the only way?
 

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