Left fan rattle on new MBP

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

  1. hari-bhari macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    some ppl have had this problem...

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

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    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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