2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2011 9:54 PM by jmljunior
Mitchell Rose Level 1 Level 1
After being on a half hour or so -- but not doing anything processor-intensive (just sitting with Mail and Safari running in the b.g.) -- the fan starts making noise. Not super loud, but annoying. It's louder than my 4 year old MBP. When I tilt it at an angle, it gets very quiet. It sounds like the fan blades are in contact with something. Does anyone else have a similar situation. I'm stuck I guess -- Apple will never exchange it. I can hardly wait for the MBP 2014s.

Mac Pro Quad 2.66, Mac OS X (10.5.8), FCP 7.0
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9
    Try doing a SMC reset. If that doesn't take care of it and your machine is covered by warranty or AppleCare then make an appointment at your local Apple Store.


    • Shut down the computer.
    • Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    • On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-• Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    • Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    • Press the power button to turn on the computer.

  • jmljunior Level 1 Level 1
    I have a similar problem with the fan in my 13" macbook pro. When it is spinning at its lowest speed I hear a horrible rattling. If I hold the macbook at any other angle (even upside down!) the rattling stops, and the fan is whisper quiet like it was when I first bought the computer.

    Until I replace the fan, I downloaded a fan speed control app, and am running the default speed at a slightly higher RPM (2800 instead of 2000).

    This stops the fan noise/rattling for me.