What can possibly be making this noise?


Nov 28, 2010
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Maybe the right fan needs to spin faster due to higher heat the component it protects radiates? Have you controlled the fans' speeds via SMCFanControl or similar applications yet?
 

xPurpleblob

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Jun 29, 2011
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Yes the right fan I revved it up all the way to 5000 RPM to show the effects of the buzzing noise made by the fan.
 

Lyshen

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Hard to say, easiest would be to pop the bottom case off and look at the fans but you'd need a pentalobe screwdriver.
 

duervo

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I thought so too, but is there any alternatives?
There are always alternatives. Here's a few:

1. Sell it and buy a new one.
2. Live with it until the fan eventually dies. Then get it replaced.
3. Sell it and buy a used one.
4. Sell it and buy a refurbished one.
5. Try to repair the fan yourself.

Although, I'm not sure why you're asking for alternatives if it's only 6 months old. You can get it fixed for free if it bothers you, since it's still under warranty.
 

xPurpleblob

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Jun 29, 2011
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There are always alternatives. Here's a few:

1. Sell it and buy a new one.
2. Live with it until the fan eventually dies. Then get it replaced.
3. Sell it and buy a used one.
4. Sell it and buy a refurbished one.
5. Try to repair the fan yourself.

Although, I'm not sure why you're asking for alternatives if it's only 6 months old. You can get it fixed for free if it bothers you, since it's still under warranty.
Haha I see that your trying to be smart here but I was wondering if there was any troubleshooting that I could go through. ;)
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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Take the computer the shop and have the fans replaced. Same noise on mine; fans now replaced and no longer have this issue.