Macbook fans sound like they are dying

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Axemantitan, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
    I have a Mid-2007 Macbook and since about a week ago, the fans have been making a sound after startup that sounds like they are slowly dying out. It sounds like the sound that fans make when they are slowly petering out after running for a while. Is this the result of dust build-up or something more serious? If so, how do I safely clean the fans? I really hope that it is the fans and not something more critical like the hard drive.
  2. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    I think it's more likely that it's just dust. The best way to get rid of the dust is to use a can of compressed air. If that doesn't solve anything then I think you should perhaps take it into an Apple store, because it could be something else (or the fans are actually just 'packing up' and need replacing).

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