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Macs making noise.. - May 30th 2010, 04:07 AM

Ive had a macbook since Sep 09 and lately its been making weird noises. It sounds like it could be the left fan. Anyone else have that problem? Is it worth getting fixed? I dont have Apple Care
   
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Re: Macs making noise.. - May 31st 2010, 04:02 PM

Well if you got it in September then it should still be covered by the one year warranty. Also it costs nothing to go to the Genius Bar in an Apple store and talk with someone there about it.
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Re: Macs making noise.. - June 1st 2010, 04:21 PM

If it's a fan, it is absolutely worth fixing. Fans are relatively cheap, and prolong the life of your computer. Without fans, your computer can overheat, and litterally cook.

Anytime you're hearing a strange noise, it's best to get it looked at, because it can be several things. If it's a case fan, it's not nearly as vital. If it's the power source fan, that would be important, as ventilation of the heat created needs to be removed. If it's a CPU fan, it is extremely important. I have had the misfortune of somehow managing to install a CPU without the heatsink/fan, and upon turning the computer on, it literally made it past POST (the beep you hear) and fried the processor. Although you'd be a little better off with a heatsink, no fan would be devestating. It could also be a hard drive, which could be a sign of impending failure, which could also potentially mean complete loss of data.

Finally, look inside your case with it running, see if you see any fans not running, or if you see any wires that could be touching a fan. If that's the case, simply (gently) move the wire(s) and if the sound goes away, the fan still spins, you're golden.
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Re: Macs making noise.. - June 3rd 2010, 05:17 PM

man, you guys lost me! aha i'll just go to the mac genius and see what they can do
   
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