Mac mini squeaky fan

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MultiFinder17, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Hullo all - my mini has just started doing the first annoying thing it has ever done - the fan is squeaking. It's an early 2009 mini, bought the day after they were introduced. It just started emitting a high-pitched squeaking a day or two ago. I normally have my room extremely quiet, and one of the things I love about the mini is how quiet it is, but the quietness makes the squeaking all the more obvious. Any ideas of what to do? I was going to take it into Apple, but what with it being Christmas week and all, I'm not going anywhere near the mall. I would just put a little oil in the bearings (my father rebuilds pianos for a living, and he has all kinds of lubricants and oils out in his shop), but I don't want to do anything to invalidate my AppleCare. Should I just deal with it and wait until next week and take it in?
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    If you have applecare, you're a fool if you do anything to it other than take it in to the store.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    U can't lube these types of fans since some are sealed. Best bet is to just take it in to Apple to swap out fans.

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