Unibody (alum) MacBook fan replacement - warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by henrik-s, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. henrik-s macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2008

    Recently, my MacBook's fan noise has increased from a whisper to not-so-much. Also, it now has a whirring instead of a whooshing sound. I took it out and cleaned it to no avail. Now, should I just buy a new fan off eBay or take it in to Apple (it's less than 1 years old)?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    If it's under Apple warranty, take it to apple for repair.
  3. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    A fan's condition isn't assessed by the noise it's making, as long as it's pushing air out properly it's fine. I've worked with electronics that require fans/liquid/lnitrogen cooling, and as long as your c/gpu is getting cooled properly by the fan, until it breaks you don't need to replace it.

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