What is this LOUD NOISE my MBP is making and how do I stop it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blazerunnerstl, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. blazerunnerstl macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Your MBP is expressing its interest in being a techno artist. ;)

    It's likely that your fans are dusty or the bearings are shot. You will need to get the machine looked at quickly or the fans could fail, causing your computer to overheat.

    Use this guide to open it up and take a look (assuming you have a Core 2 Duo processor model).
  3. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I can't tell if it's a fan. Does it ever stop? Do you have a CD burner in that thing?
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Forget getting it fixed, you need an exorcist!

    As others have stated, it's a mechanical failure (perhaps the fan) and needs to get fixed asap.
  5. blazerunnerstl, Aug 10, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012

    blazerunnerstl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
    it usually doesn't start up right away. maybe about 5-10 minutes after turning it on. i guess i'll be heading over to the apple store today...
  6. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Enjoying Better Things
    You need to replace the fans, I did the same on my Early 2008 15" MBP, it will get worse and eventually one or both fans will stop rotating. You can try to clean out the dust, although this will only postpone the invertible.
  7. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008

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