Whirring Sound on late 2008 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chrisi29, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. chrisi29 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Hey everybody!

    I've got this machine for two weeks now and I noticed that it started making an additional noise a few days ago. It looks as if it was coming from under the left side of the keyboard. It's not loud at all and it wouldn't bother me too much. But given the fact that it was completly silent the first days it DOES bother me. What do you think happened? Is it just dust? Or is the fan broken?

    Help me please :(
  2. andybill macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    had the same problem, there was a ball bearing in the fan or something. Took it into a Mac store and got it fixed.
  3. chrisi29 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Did they replace the fan? Or did they just clean it? Thnx for the info!
  4. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Damn this is happening to me now too.. and this is my 4th one! I hope it's an easy fix.
  5. milthon macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2008
    ya my mbp has the same noise on the left side. havent notice any affects on the cooling. however i am planing on taking it to apple to get it fixed. do you guys know how long it will take for them to fix?
  6. codyst macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2008
    Austin, TX
    20 minutes probably.

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