This forum has helped me a bunch with problems i've had in the past, but now i could really use the consult. Theres a lot here but i'd really appreciate the help. Thank You! i had a bit of an accident with my macbook where something fell on my keyboard, and now i'm getting a wierd sound that i've determined is coming from my fan. sometimes it will whine really loud and go to around 5000 rpm. and other times it will just squeak in spurts. its annoying but more importantly it scares me that something could be broken. I want to take it to somebody to get it fixed, but i'm afraid that its not under warranty, and i have not a lot of money to pay to get it fixed. Everything else works like it should. its running steady around 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which i've heard is alright. but i'm worried that i could be hurting my computer by using it too long. Should i try to open it up myself, i know how to do it safely, just to check to see if theres something stopping the fan? Or should i just send it to somebody for them to take a look? I don't want to find out that some tiny piece of something is stopping it and have to spend a bunch of money for somebody to do something i could do. also where should i go if its not under warranty to get it fixed, and also how high can these repairs run. like i said i'm strapped for cash, but i need this computer for my job. I know this is a lot of words, but i could really use the help, and you have no idea how thankful i'd be if you could help me out.