Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to L.o.u.i.s)
Dear apple community,
I have a brand new macbook pro
You are still under warranty. You have 14 days from the date of purchase to return the computer w/no questions asked. You have 90 days of FREE phone tech support. Call them if concerned.
Take FULL advantage of your warranty before it runs out.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to Baby Boomer (USofA))
Thanks for the info but I purchased my macbook weeks ago, so taking it back isn't an option. will try out the free support though.
But you're worrying me - is it that serious?
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to L.o.u.i.s)
If a stock Mac (no SSD or Retina), the only point where noise can be scary is under the right palmrest, where the HDD lives, in terms of data loss. On 15"ers, the fans live on both sides of the keybioard and the optical drive on the right side.
What you may be hearing is noise generated by the speaker.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to L.o.u.i.s)
Easy way to test they hypothesis. Leave earphones plugged, but away from ears. If the sound is from the Mac's sound system, it will only be heard thru the phones. Else you can start worrying again...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to L.o.u.i.s)
.. gaming (and video) uses a lot of power and creates heat.. it might be a bad fan blade.. take it to the Genius Bar if you're near an Apple Store or call Apple Warranty service for a checkup.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to L.o.u.i.s)
I also have a noise and I can confirm that the source is the left fan!
It seems that it has an imbalance and it starts vibrating (sometimes, even in normal use at lowest rpm). The first 3 days all was normal but today I can hear a slight noise.
Exists a general problem with this Sunon-fan? If i search for fan replacements, I can often see the left fan only .
If the fan noise remains, I'll try to have it replaced by an Apple-Service partner.