Left fan rattle on new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hari-bhari, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. hari-bhari macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    Occasionally I can hear my left fan rattling like its hitting something or off axis. This is exacerbated when I pick up or tilt the laptop. A few smacks to the bottom gets rid of it. Anyone else having this issue?
  2. jhu2 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2007
    yup, but hitting mine doesn't stop it. It keeps getting worse. Right now at idle (2000 rpm) it sounds like a diesel truck. as it gets faster, the frequency rises, and becomes like a buzzing. I'm going back friday to exchange it.
  3. hari-bhari thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    just found a similar thread on apple discussion forums.

    im always hesitant to get an exchange because of the problems the new one might have.

    right now mine has a loud spacebar and this fan whirring noise, but otherwise its ok and i dont want to exchange for a crappy screen or something.
  4. jamestemroot macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2007
    some ppl have had this problem...

    i would take it back if i were you
  5. jhu2 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2007
    well my mbp has the loose battery cover, crooked keys, sleep issued happened once, and a loose hinge...so yeah I think I'm willing to risk it. I'm gonna stay there until I get the one I want if there are more problems.

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