MacBook making a funny noise, fan related? v.canifixitmyself?

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  1. nish81

    nish81 OT Supporter

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    hey all
    my MacBook, (2ghz white, not the most recent one but the one before that) started making some kind of buzzing noise tonight. I think it's linked to the fan, because I have a fan monitor and whenever the rpm rises, the noise gets louder. also, my fan can't go faster than ~4300rpm any more, even when I play around with the default speed settings, which means my processor is getting pretty hot.

    my question is, what could the problem be? and is it one that I can fix myself, because there's no good computer maintenance in tanzania :hs:
     
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    no love?
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    if you have applecare you are covered worldwide... it's one of the best parts of that warranty. call apple and see what's up
     
  4. Dr. Robert Rey

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    I'm having a similar problem and don't have applecare. Here's what I've been able to find:

    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/

    http://www.ifixit.com/

    both have thourough guides on how to take things apart and replace individual parts. specifics on the fan start on p.29
    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/Manuals/13-inch-macbook-manual.pdf

    For some reason I don't see the fans available for the 13" macbook on either sight right now. Both had fans for the 15". Maybe its compatible with the 13". Just do some digging around or email them and ask.

    The parts are out there somewhere if you're willing to DIY

    hope this gives you some direction:)
     

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