New Macbook Air fan noise?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ProjectX, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. ProjectX macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a 11.6" macbook air 128gig model and after using it for ~3 hours straight I started hearing something. I turned the TV on mute and noticed the fan is fairly audible. This might make me sound like a noob (which I'm not denying I am), but I didn't even know they put a fan in the air bc its so slim. Now I can confirm there is a fan somewhere around the Q and W key. Is it normal to hear it after using it with no more than web browsing for a few hours?
     
  2. iExpensive macrumors 6502

    iExpensive

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    I seldom hear it unless playing games.
    youtube's flash videos use to triggered it but after the update to lion it is silent.
     
  3. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    sounds promising :D
     
  4. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I hardly hear mine. I found that the computer needs to index itself so the fan won't be running like crazy. Give it some tome it will stable itself out. :)
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    MBA heat + fan

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1196035

    Also listen to the advice from Apple_Expert.
     

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