New Macbook Air fan noise?

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

  1. ProjectX macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    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


    Oct 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    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

    Jul 22, 2011
    sounds promising :D
  4. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    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


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    MBA heat + fan

    Also listen to the advice from Apple_Expert.

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