Extreme fan noise - Early 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by molocono, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. molocono macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2004
    I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7.
    The fans are running extremely noisy, they sound like a motorbike.
    I downloaded smcFanControl and I noticed that my left fan is running between 0 - 300 rpm, while the right fan is at 2500+ rpm.
    So is the left fan pretty much dead and needs replacement?
  2. Asher133 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Is your laptop hot at all?
  3. molocono thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2004
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Is this a mistake? If it isn't, something is terribly wrong with your fan.
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Default base speed for MBP fans is 2000rpm.

    Your left fan sounds like it needs replacement, making your right one work harder.

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