- Jun 9, 2015
Does anyone know what this noise means? I'm scared to turn the thing on now but i really need to back up my stuff if it breaks... They changed the whole motherboard a few months ago.
It's a dead fan, it should be ok if you don't push things too hard.So i should definately not turn it back on to do a backup then? Is it my fault or Apple's? Meaning, will they make me pay for it?
My computer is screaming like a helicopter and you're spending your time lecturing me? It was a question! If they're going to charge me 1000$ i need to know beforehandIt's a dead fan, it should be ok if you don't push things too hard.
As to who's "fault" it is.... it's wear and tear. It's probably full of dust and other crap, your machine is going on 6 years old and at 2x the extended warranty period, are you seriously expecting Apple to replace it for free?
Buy new fan from iFixit or something....
The fan's worth about $15 and would take me all of 10 minutes to replace. If you know how to operate a screwdriver without stabbing yourself you have all the necessary skill to replace it. I'd change both, if one failed, the other's about the same age and is probably going to follow suit soon enough.My computer is screaming like a helicopter and you're spending your time lecturing me? It was a question! If they're going to charge me 1000$ i need to know beforehand
[doublepost=1460306164][/doublepost]If we can talk without irritation for a moment, do I change the left and right fan then? I would like to try myself as my computer is ancient like you said. There's no need to throw it away though, its fully functional otherwise with an ssd and a 15inch screen.
Yes, I've never used one. You can use anything non-conductive, your nails, the corner of a credit card, etc.So I now have gotten all the parts in the mail to do the replacement, except the spudger which should arrive in five days. Is it possible to do it without a spudger?
I now changed both fans for new ones, using a credit card as a spudgerYes, I've never used one. You can use anything non-conductive, your nails, the corner of a credit card, etc.
- Curious. Must've been environmental, though. Pretty sure there isn't anything like that in the MBP.Are there anything green of glass that could have broke inside the mac and fallen into the fan? I don't understand, cause I don't have any object that is green and made of glass that has broken in my apartment.
I just fixed my computer, stop dwelling in the past. I paid for it myself.I'm answering your question, and illustrating that you are WAY, WAY out of warranty, thus expecting free repair is unreasonable.