Late Macbook Pro 15.4" weird fluttering fan noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by switchover101, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. switchover101 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    I use my macbook pro extensively everyday, so I know the sounds my fan makes, and of course it speeds up and slows down, but yesterday it started making a different noise. Even at the lowest fan rpm speed, its making a new weird sound. Its louder at the same rpm's than before and sounds like its almost fluttering/straining.

    Any way I can troubleshoot it or should i just take it in?

  2. Punker macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Same thing happened with my 3 months old 15" macbook pro.
    I took it in, they ordered a new fan. I should get it replaced this week.

    Monitor your fan with smc_fan control. For me, at first it was making noise but spinning at normal speed. Now it maxes at 1000rpm. I wont be playing games until they change it
  3. switchover101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    thanks for the reply. I already made an appointment to go in on sunday so hopefully I'll have it repaired soon. I already have smc_fan control installed so I'll continue to monitor my laptop temp and fan speed.

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