Macbook Pro [Fall 2006] Fan Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DJAKO, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Macbook Pro I got around October of 2006. A few months ago I noticed the left fan was making a really loud noise.

    It's still running at the normal rpm around 2,000; but, it's loud now, almost a clicking type noise. When I put pressure on the underside of the laptop the noise stops and the rpm goes down to 0. Must be the fan making contact with something then I suppose?

    Any suggestions, should I take it apart and look inside? This noise only happens once in a while too.
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yep - sounds like something might be caught in it or crud and dust clogging it.

    If you are out with your guarantee, then you might as well give the fans a clean.
     
  3. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are they easy to access? Is it a matter of just taking the back panel off?
     
  4. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    why don't you try a can of compressed air first before you open it up
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    No, the front panel (keyboard etc) lifts up.

    Unlike the unibody MacBook Pro's, the fans on the previous generations are located on the top, not the bottom.
     
  6. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Compressed air where? The fans aren't visible
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    Compressed air is just going to blow any dust around, not remove it.

    You'd want the thin attachment for a vacuum cleaner and suck any dust and crud away.
     

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