Help me! Fan problem in MBP

atticus1178

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 1, 2006
164
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Austin, Texas
BEFORE: My fan (the one on the right) is going bad.

It makes sort of a grinding noise when running, like there is a cord hitting the blades or something.

I need to take it to apple, but I can't be without my computer for a long period of time.
(this was written in a previous post yesterday)

NOW:
(this happened today)
AWESOME!

Now my fan has officially gone out completely!

No spinning, no air flow....(I can tell by revving them up to 4000 RPM and I feel no air coming out of the right side, plus there is no more grinding noise) also, Hardware Monitor reports 0 RPM for Fan 2, and Fan 1 is reporting the correct numbers....

So.....what do I need to do? Can I continue running it without the second fan, and just leave the good fan running at 4000 RPM all the time? Or do I need to call AppleCare immediately?
 

viperguy

macrumors 6502
Nov 3, 2005
381
1
Hmm...
I'm no expert or whatever, but if there's a Fan #2, maybe it's because it's needed there right :p
Dunno... Maybe calling AC should be a good idea... But I will wait for more solid opinions before saying my noobies thoughts...
Anyways, I just feel it wouldn't be good to have your laptop on for a long period of time without 1 fan...
If with all the fans working people get crazy bout how hot it gets, imagine what might happen when 1 fails? LoL you might be able to cook an egg in it :D
 

merc669

macrumors 6502
Jun 7, 2006
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Southern MD, USA
Since you have two computers. I think I would hustle over to the Apple Store and get it fixed and bite the bullett on being without the MBP. I for one would not like to have anything else go bad due to over heating and Apple had to have put those fans there for a reason.

Bill.....
 

atticus1178

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 1, 2006
164
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Austin, Texas
merc669 said:
Since you have two computers. I think I would hustle over to the Apple Store and get it fixed and bite the bullett on being without the MBP. I for one would not like to have anything else go bad due to over heating and Apple had to have put those fans there for a reason.

Bill.....
I would love too, but I am in college and I take notes on my laptop in class every single day. I will call AC tonight, I wonder if they could fix that kind of thing in the Apple Store.
 

rglatter

macrumors regular
Jul 24, 2006
103
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Arkansas
I had this same problem in my MBP. I hated to send mine in because im in the same situation as you with taking notes for classes. I also had no computer at home so I had to bring my imac from work home while it was into apple. Anyways when I sent mine in I received it back in 2 days including shipping time. so like I sent it in monday and got it back wednesday. when it was coming back to me it got sent next day but it arived the same day it was shipped. I would recomend getting this fixed ASAP. as for getting it fixed in the apple store I dont think they can do this in store.
 

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