Very loud whirring fan noise, sounds like caught on wire

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by randomperson4000, May 11, 2016.

  1. randomperson4000 macrumors newbie

    randomperson4000

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    I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and recently, its fan has been going absolutely crazy. When I use it at a table for around 45 minutes, the fan sounds like a Roomba stuck on a wire. The sound gets progressively louder, and I really don't want to see how it progresses after that. If I wait for around 30 minutes to an hour and then use my computer again, the fan doesn't make the "Roomba + wire" sound until about 45 minutes later. This issue has been going on for two days.
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

    cruisin

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    Canada
    #2
    Something in the fan is stuck or the bearings are worn out.

    You need to go to the Apple store and they will either blow it out or sell you a new fan (about $20 plus labour). Or you can blow it out yourself or buy the fan yourself.
     

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