how to fix FAN NOISE?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dg45, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. dg45 macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    Boston MA
    i have a 15in powerbook titanium and sometimes my fan makes wierd noises.
    Sometimes it whistle, sometimes it makes a zinging/squeaking or ticking sound.

    how can i fix this or what may be the problem?
    also how many fans does it have?
    what should i try doing?
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I know with my Windows rig, this happens when either the fan on either the CPU/heatsink or the PSU is dying or is dirty. If you're up to it, you can try to take it apart and see how dirty (by the dust) it is.
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
  4. brosmooth macrumors member


    Mar 29, 2009
    yea i would agree with ^that guy, if your up to it, take it apart and maybe all it needs is a good dusting. Or even if the fans are bad atleast its open and maybe you could try and replace them... goodluck
  5. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    Boston MA
    ok thanks to all that answer.

    also now i just tryed taping the the case where i think the fan is located the the fan noise changes? why is that?

    how fans the the powerbook TI have and also where are they located?
    if i take the bottum case off will i see the fans and are they easy to get too?

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