Mid 2010 15" MBP Right fan GRINDING noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by strippped, May 6, 2014.

  1. strippped macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.

    Recently, my right fan started producing this grinding sound. It can be described as always being there, gets louder and worse when the fans pick up speed, and has an inconsistent, grinding/rattling quality. Sometimes, there is no grinding noise at all. Fan speeds are as per normal (SMCfancontrol) @ 2000rpm for both sides. Increasing left fan speed: No change in noise; increasing right fan speed: spawn of satan.

    I've opened up my MacBook, and used a vacuum cleaner on the fans, and gave a little wipe. The noise is still there tho. Im going to purchase a compressed air can to try to see if that helps.

    Any advise on what else I should do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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  3. strippped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is the price and difficulty of changing a MBP fan?
     
  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    The price varies on ebay from about $10 to about $100.
    There are loads of them though.
    Check out iFixIt for a tear down.


    Barney
     

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