MBP - Loud propeller like left fan / Super loud under heavy load!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spartacus, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Spartacus macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2004
    Hey folks. So I have a 1.83 version 15" CD MBP. Just recently the left fan by the screen has started to make this loud propeller like sound. When I'm putting the computer under heavy load (Photoshop or a game) it gets really loud like the sound made by a playing card slapping against bicycle spokes (was I the only one who did that as a child?) It's almost grinding and it really is loud to the point where my roommate on the other side of the wall might hear.

    So what's up with my computer? I'm going to be going to an Apple Store soon (duh) but if there was a home-remedy I'd rather try that first. Thanks so much!
  2. atticus1178 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2006
    Austin, Texas
    i have the same exact computer, and the same exact problem, except mine was the right fan, and after about two months it doesn't work AT ALL

    take it to Apple and they can fix it
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Don't try anything at home. Your fan is dying. Apple can replace it very quickly- they turned mine around in about 24 hours and replaced two.
  4. jmckechnie macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2006
    Same thing happened to me not 2 weeks ago. The fan is on it's death bed. I sent it in to apple care, they replaced the logic board and fans and had a turn around of 3 days.

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