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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by flyingscott, May 9, 2008.
Check out my problem here:
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.
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.
Did you check for any mice ???
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.
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.
Is it still under AppleCare? Thats probably something they would fix.
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.
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.