Left fan failure on Core Duo MBP?

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  1. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    Hiya,

    The fans started screaming on my MBP during a bit of light mid-afternoon web surfing (damn flash adverts...) then noticed it was only the right hand fan. Fired up iStat and it's showing 6000rpm on the right and 0 rpm on the left. Given it a restart etc and it's still the same.

    I guess the left hand fan has failed. Anyone know a way of confirming this with some diagnostics in case something else more expensive has failed? I'd also appreciate any suggestions of where I can get the replacement part in the UK.

    Taa muchly in advance.
     
  2. dragonmantek macrumors regular

    dragonmantek

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    there should be a diagnostic program part of the original restore cd's.

    if you still have a warranty, make an appointment.
     
  3. MagicBoy thread starter macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    Thanks. Are the diags included on the Snow Leopard DVD or do I need to dig out the Tiger discs?

    Warranty is long expired - it's from March 2006 and I didn't buy Applecare.
     
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    You'll need to dig out the disks that came with your MBP and boot off whichever one says 'diagnostic' on it somewhere. Let it run its course.
     

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