MacPro Squeaky Fan

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by flyingscott, May 9, 2008.

  1. flyingscott macrumors regular

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  2. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Here's a bummer. The whole machine has to come apart to replace that fan. CPUS have to come out and everything. Poor design if you ask me.

    You can't spray anything in a computer fan. Replacing it is all you can do. You could unplug it but thats about it.
     
  3. flyingscott thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I was afraid of... I guess I will just live with it.

    I would be willing to dismantle it myself, vs taking it to apple, but they probably won't just send me a replacement fan.

    It seems to come an go, I will just turn my music up a bit more. ;)
     
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  5. Greenbird600 macrumors member

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    I know how you feel, My front fan module is making the same noise, and I can't for the life of me find any sort of replacement parts. I guess I'm a little luckier, because you can pretty easily remove the front fan module but no one sells a replacement so its not very helpful. I was thinking about trying some WD-40 on it, but I'm very reluctant to do that, because I'm afraid once the fan starts spinning its gonna go every where inside the case.
     
  6. smirk macrumors 6502a

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    Never use WD-40 on something like a fan. It's not a lubricant. Google something like "noisy fan pc" and you'll find tons of articles on how to help quiet a noisy fan. I forget exactly, but I think in a pinch they recommend 3-in-1 oil.
     
  7. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    Is it still under AppleCare? Thats probably something they would fix.
     
  8. flyingscott thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it's still under apple care, I just don't want to deal with apple on this issue. I live too far from an apple store, I don't trust them to dismantle the machine, and I think the replacement fan will probably have the same issue.

    It seems to have stopped for the time being.

    Again... not a huge deal, just a bit annoying.
     
  9. Greenbird600 macrumors member

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    yeah I really didn't want to go the wd-40 route. I'm think of trying to replace it with a non apple fan, because finding the same one inside the case has been almost impossible. I've found one for a G5 mac that seems really similar, but its 60$, so right now I'm thinking of trying a standard one that i can get for 5$ first.
     

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