Fan making faint clicking noise

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

  1. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2007
    Indiana, US
    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


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    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

    Apr 6, 2009
    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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