Something Got Stuck In MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jetacle, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Jetacle macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I have a relatively new MacBook Air, and recently it has been making a feint "clicking" noise depending on how the laptop is positioned. The noise sounds exactly like the noise you'd get if stuck a playing card into the spokes of spinning bicycle wheel. If I shift the laptop, the noise goes away. If I tap the bottom of the laptop a few times, the noise also goes away. However, no matter what I do the NOISE COMES BACK. It's not affecting functionality of the computer, but its seriously annoying the crap out of me. Anyone have tips on how I can get the thing stuck in the computer out? (if that is the root of the problem) Anyone got a similar problem? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Only thing it could be would be something came loose and is getting in the way of the fan.
     
  3. motrek macrumors 68020

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    If you have the appropriate pentalobe screwdriver (available for a few dollars on Amazon) you can take the bottom panel off and take a look at the fan and see if anything is obviously going wrong with it.
     
  4. Y So Jelly macrumors regular

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    I had a clicking noise right where the CPU was. Turned out to be a bad fan bearing.
     

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