What can possibly be making this noise?

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  1. xPurpleblob macrumors regular

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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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?
     
  3. xPurpleblob thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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  5. xPurpleblob thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought so too, but is there any alternatives?
     
  6. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. duervo macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  8. xPurpleblob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha I see that your trying to be smart here but I was wondering if there was any troubleshooting that I could go through. ;)
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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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.
     
  10. kaskone macrumors newbie

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    so your fan is spinning at > 5000 rpms.
    did you find problem?
     

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