MBP Mid 08 - Left fan rattle

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scott335cook, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. scott335cook macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2009
    I have just finished playing a game, when I play a game I usually turn the fans up to Max with smc; I noticed that my left fan was making a rattling sound, so I adjusted smc to just have the left fan at 6000rpm and the right at 2000rpm. The noise was still there. So I tried it the other way around and the noise went away so I know it is my left fan.

    The left fan makes this noise on or after 3500rpm. It sounds like a ball bearing vibrating.

    Has anyone experienced this? If so, how do I "fix" it?
  2. icedd macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2009
    If it is the rattling sound that I had from my fans, it gets worse. Take it to the Apple Store and have it fixed.
  3. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    I second this. Never mess around when you have a fan issue. Always take it to the Apple store as soon as possible.
  4. scott335cook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2009

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