Fan making faint clicking noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dscuber9000, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 13" MacBook Pro from Mid-2009 and just today I've noticed a real faint clicking noise coming from the fan. It almost sounds like that noise a bike makes when you put a baseball card against its wheel. It's not very loud, but when I'm working in a silent room, it's been pretty annoying. I opened the back and blew all the dust out and all that, but the problem seems to only have gotten worse since then. :rolleyes:

    Any suggestions to what I should do?

    Edit: The fan is still spinning at its usual 2000rpm if that is any help.
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Try speeding the fan up with SMC fan control and see if the clicking gets louder. That will tell you for sure if it is the fan or not :D
     
  3. magamo macrumors 6502

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    I usually use my MBP in a dead silent room and noticed this sound too. It doesn't always happen. It's not noticeable in a normal situation either. But somehow mine also occasionally makes the something-spinning-keeps-hitting-paper kind of sound too. Usually it fixes itself in a day or two though.
     

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