Unibody Left Side Making Weird Noises

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by omegasyn, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    After having a perfect MBP 2.53 for about 2 weeks, the left side of the laptop (left speaker) started having this grinding and tumbling sound like the fan has something struck inside.

    My question is, since I can only notice the problem when i put my ear about 1-2 inches close the laptop or if the room is completely silent. Should I risk the chance of bringing in the laptop for repair? because this is my only MAC and I can't afford losing it for 1-2 weeks due to a fan fix.
     
  2. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    you need to call apple care for an exchange. and tell them you cant stay without the mac so they will ask you for a credit card just to keep a deposit and send you a replacment then you need to send your back within 10 days, you will get the replacment in about a week maybe less because they give you overnight shipping.
     
  3. omegasyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good enough, going to give them a call today and hopefully resolve the issue.

    It is a good thing that I purchased a separate HDD so I won't go through the trouble of loading up leopard again. But then my question is, once I send this machine back with the original OS that has been installed on the previous OS, won't something conflicting occur?
     
  4. evilzero macrumors newbie

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    I had the very same problem with you. I've had it for almost a month. (bought it when it came out) . So yesterday I went to apple store to get it fixed, I was expecting they'll ship my mbp and I have to wait for my replacement.

    To my surprise, they replaced me a brand new perfect mbp and they swap the HD so that I won't lose my data, and the new machine is perfect, I had fan problem and it gets hot easily, now it's silent and smooth. I think you should bring it to the store. I have 2.4 stock retail mbp by the way.
     
  5. omegasyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    What would you consider getting hot easily? My CPU temps idle around 42-45 and when utilized, It'll hit around 65-80.

    BTW, I called up apple and they said my best choice would be to visit an apple store for a fan replacement? I wonder how long those take :/
     
  6. evilzero macrumors newbie

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    When I say hot, I meant that it's really hot u don't wanna touch it :/
    It took me less than 15 minutes waiting, but u have to make an appointment before that.
     
  7. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    not every apple store has the new fans, they told me to call applecare to get it shipped back to them so i dont know why they told you that, but its was your choice anyway. you can just say no, and tell them you want them to ship you a replacement.
     

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