Well, it was around a week ago the left fan in my Macbook Pro started sounding like a John Deere tractor. I thought maybe there was some foreign object or particles lodged in there or something, and when I would smack the side of the case the fan would sound fairly normal. Since the laptop is over a year old, and doesn't have Apple Care, I didn't want to go through the trouble (and money) of taking it to the Apple Store. The other morning when I fired the baby up, It seemed the fan noise had returned to normal, only, the fan wasn't spinning at all. So, now I'm sitting here with only one fan working. I looked up the price of a new fan and found they cost 50 BUCKS!? 50 BUCKS FOR A FAN?! What the crap? Is there any place i can find these for a more reasonable price? And what would Apple charge to replace one of these? With all the other people having strange noises emanating from their fans I would think Apple would issue some sort of recall. Do I really have to spend 50 freakin' dollars for a new fan? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!