Fan stopping causes subtle "click" sound

nejc92

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 5, 2015
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I've recently bought a new macbook pro 13 retina (early 2015) and I've noticed that when the fan stops it causes a subtle but noticeable "click" sound. I was able to reproduce this with the yes stress test. To test this type yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & in the terminal, wait for the fan to start working and then stop the processes with killall yes. After a few seconds (I suspect when the fan is slowed down to the certain speed) a subtle "click" sound appears. Is the fan designed that way, so it doesn't spin unnecessarily? Or should I consider returning the unit? Thank you for the responses.
 

danwestbrook

macrumors regular
Oct 11, 2007
167
54
Surrey, UK
I used to have that on my 15" 2012 Mac Pro just had the right fan replaced recently and been fine ever since, I would book in with Apple and arrange a replacement, mine was only £18 as it was out of warranty.
 

nejc92

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 5, 2015
7
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I've been monitoring the temperatures and everything seems to be fine. It's just the click that bothers me, not sure if I should worry about it or not.
 
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