Help: Clicking Noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DorianSilver, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. DorianSilver macrumors newbie

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    So I turned on my Macbook Pro today and this clicking noise is coming from the rightmost fan hole. I am really nervous that it is a serious issue as I use my Macbook for probably 15 hours a day for all sorts of artistic ventures.
    After exploring, I've discovered with I use it on certain angles, the clicking stops, or increases/decreases in noisiness
    Anybody have experience with this? Is there a way to clean it of the issue?
    I haven't had any problems with my system before, and the computer itself is operating perfectly
     
  2. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like you have a raging case of "there's a piece of dirt in the fan."
     
  3. DorianSilver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My machine -is- pretty dirty, just from its being used everywhere you could imagine. What would be the best way to clean it?
     
  4. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    One of those cans of compressed air would probably work. If not, I'm not sure. As long as your machine is working ok I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  5. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    This happened to my MacBook a few days ago. It sounds like a darn movie projecor. :eek: I was on my way to the Apple Store, literally 10 minutes away, and someone offered me $900 cash. :D Sweetness. I sold it and if he ever has a problem with it, he has Apple Care until March 2010. Now to wait for that paycheck and pick up a new MacBook.
     
  6. Mirrorball macrumors member

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    The same thing happened to me a couple of days ago. The clicking is driving me crazy. Does anyone know how to make it go away?
     
  7. lyl macrumors member

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  8. Mirrorball macrumors member

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    Thank God the noise stopped! I didn't do anything. I tried to clean the fans with a vacuum cleaner, but it didn't work.
     
  9. nozebleed macrumors 6502

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    wow, i had the same issue. took it to the apple store, decided to send it out to applecare myself after i deleted all my warez and formatted back to 10.5 :D. sounds like we might have a case of bad fan bearing syndrome
     

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