Macbook clicking/ticking fan noise

chever

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 10, 2007
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My Macbook had a wierd nosie coming from the fan. Its sounded like a ticking noise and got more frequent as the fan speed increased.

Its only a week old, but never notice it before, properly because I use it infront of the TV.

However, I have use a can of compressed air and blasted the rear ven, which seems to solved the problem. I have loaded the machine upto 4500 rpm and still no ticking noise.

Might be worth trying if anyone else is having similar problems.
 

feedmittens

macrumors newbie
Nov 27, 2007
1
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Fixed!

Wow, I thought I was going to have to rip my machine apart to fix this issue. I didn't even think to spray it with air first. Fixed! Thanks a ton for tip. Thank god this was Google-find-able.
 
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lagenomai

macrumors newbie
Aug 5, 2009
2
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Thank You

I was about to send it in..... saw this.

Put a small drop of oil on the fan spindle as explained and it is now quiet as new!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!
 
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dvismans

macrumors newbie
Jan 24, 2010
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this worked for me

As explained opening it up, using some canned air to spray away dust, then using some WD40 in stead of oil(which will attract dust) and it's like new! Now more annoying clicking noise! Thanks for the tip!!! Saved me more than 100 euro to bring it in.
 
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Paul B

macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2007
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I read somewhere that you shouldn't use WD-40. I forget why but a simple Google search should explain why.
 
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catdog02481

macrumors regular
Oct 23, 2003
109
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Boston, MA
The best thing to use would probably be sewing machine oil.
I used a drop of extra virgin olive oil which i promptly wiped any excess. The machine is silent now, i can't hear the fan, no more clicking and i think it's also running cooler!

Thank you for the initial poster, i will just say that the whole shroud did not come off after unscrewing the 4 screws. It just lets you gently bed it to get at the fan and take it ourt for access to the motor.

Again, thanks a million! No waiting in line at the Genius bar.
 
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chiefroastbeef

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2008
909
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Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
thanks a MILLION for the pics!

My father's mba has been clicking every so often since he got it, never took it in because he always needed it on trips. I was going to take it in tmrw and I came across this post. Lubed the sucker with some bearing oil (after all it is a brushless motor), now it sounds fine (well so far)!

Thank you once again for the pictures.
 
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