My Macbook is making sounds. Surprise, surprise

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bneff, May 16, 2008.

  1. bneff macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2006
    Well my Macbook is about a month away from becoming two years old. A little bit ago, it started a grinding noise. It seems to be only whenever I first turn it on, or when I wake it up. To be honest, it sounds like a timer like in Guesstures, or Scattergories where it makes it audible so everyone knows when it stops, times up. It stops after a couple min. and it's loudest at the vents near the screen. To be clear, this is different from the disk drive noise when it wakes up, the one that lasts no more than three seconds. I've read about this on other threads, some say it's normal, others say take it in. I hope this computer doesn't short out on me any time soon, but if it does, I'll have to get a refurb Macbook Pro.

    Anyone know what this is, and anyway to stop it?
  2. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Sounds like a rickety fan. Maybe remove the top assembly cover and make sure there are no obstructions in the fan, and that it is seated correctly.
  3. bneff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2006
    Thanks. I'll wait to see if it gets worse/goes away before I open it up.

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