My fan is making a skipping noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thopunk, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. thopunk macrumors newbie

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    Hey all. My fan has been very loud lately at its default setting (1000rpm). It sounds like it is skipping or hitting something inside. I took it to the apple store and they said something is causing it to over work and i should reformat the computer... which i know is incorrect. Does it sound like i need a new fan? I do a lot of photoshop work and my computer gets up to 190+ degrees often, so the fan gets a lot of work! thanks!

    oh, i also notice when i speed it up to about 1400rmp, the skipping stops.

    i have a macbook pro core duo, 17".
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They are idiots. Tell them you need a new fan.
     
  3. thopunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my thoughts exactly. which is why i didnt get it done. that seems to be the go-to thing when they dont want to do work, or they dont know exactly what's wrong. ill take it back out there i suppose. good ol apple care.
     
  4. TheJayWay macrumors member

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    yeah, you need a new fan. Mine did the same, it will get worse as it progresses. I found that if you spun it up faster (5000-6000RPM) the centrifugal force will tend to help the fan stay centered in its chassis. Eventually this won't work though, and it'll make a hell of a racket.
     

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