Weird noise on the right side of my (early 2006) MacBook Pro 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iPorFerLuis, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. iPorFerLuis macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2009
    Cantanhede, Portugal
    hi everyone..

    well.. my MacBook Pro suddenly start to make a strange noise on the right side..
    I think maybe it's the fan but not sure. Maybe the fan shocking with something due the dirt presence.. I don't know.. It's my first non software problem on this computer :(

    Anyone had this problem before? what do you people did to fix it?

    Sorry for my english (portuguese guy :p)

  2. SolRayz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Same thing happened to me. Max out your fans and check the rpm. In my case my right fan would only top out around 4k when it should have been around 6k.

    I ended up buying replacement fans from ifixit and replaced both.
  3. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2004
    Richmond, VA
    You can easily see your fan speed by using istat pro or smc fan control. I also had a fan die. It was at 0rpm and had apple change it out for me.

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