Weird noise coming from MBP.

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  1. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    So, my new MBP is making a little, annoying noise. It's coming from the top left side, where the motherboard is located. I can only hear when its really quite. And if I cover the left speaker, I can barely hear anything. Anybody know if this is normal???
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Sounds like your fan. You know, that thing in your computer that spins and makes noise...
     
  3. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh sarcasm, thanks, that solved the problem.

    Yeah, I know what a fan sounds like, and this doesn't sound like a fan spinning.
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    What did you expect? You didn't exactly give a lot of information. Just saying there's a noise coming from inside your laptop isn't enough to figure out what it is.

    What does the noise sound like?

    There are only 3 parts that SHOULD be making noise, no? Either the fan, the harddrive, or the optical drive.

    Or it could be just your speakers being on. In fact, that's probably what it is.
     
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    I also say the fan ... because of where you say it is coming from
     
  6. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My bad, didn't mean to snap at u, I'm just annoyed with the noise. My previous MBP 2009 didn't make this noise, and the first 2 MBPs 2011 I got b4 this one didn't either.

    I'm going to try to record a video and post it ere. Maybe u guys will be able to help me out, cause I really don't want to take another trip to the Apple store, and have my MBP exchanged for the forth time.
     
  7. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think u guys are right. It is probably the fan.
     
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  9. crazichik macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like the fan to me. I honestly don't think its nothing to worry about. This is actually not as annoying as the sound the hard-drive makes.

    I just think u are being a little paranoid.
     
  10. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I am. But I can live with it. Everything else works great, and this actually runs cooler than the first 2 I got.
     
  11. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If I do decide to take it back, and have them replace the fan, do I have to put the HDD that came with it back, or can I just leave my SSD???
     
  12. crazichik macrumors newbie

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    I think u have to put the original back, for them to repair it.
     
  13. darkeartg macrumors regular

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    mine made that noise, i returned it now the new one is perfect
     
  14. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, guess I will be making an appointment at the Genius Bar once again. This will be the 4th time that I will be going back. They are probably tired of seeing me. lol. And my "14 days return policy" was up 2 days ago. :(
     

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