rMBP 15 (2013) Fan Noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JAISULLIVAN, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. JAISULLIVAN macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2013

    I'm looking for some advice. Recently I've noticed that the right hand side fan on my rMBP 15 (bought in March 2013) has a constant low whining noise. This can be heard as soon as I switch the MacBook on, until I switch it off again after use. It can only be heard when in a quiet environment however it's becoming pretty annoying.

    When putting my ear up close to each fan, there is a noticable different in sound between the left fan (which is working properly) and the right fan. I have tried both SMC and PRAM resets however the problem still persists. I've recorded each fan, both of which can be found at the links below. Do I have a case to book an appointment with a 'Genius' and get a replacement fan installed?

    Normal Left Fan: https://soundcloud.com/jaisullivan/rmbp-left-fan
    'Faulty' Right Fan: https://soundcloud.com/jaisullivan/rmbp-right-fan

    All opinions/advice will be greatly appreciated.
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Ya, just do a genius appointment, but backup your data first just in case it needs a repair or replacement.

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