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Standard User janitor
(experienced) Sun 17-Jul-11 19:20:50
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Clicking fan


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I have a rev A MacBook air, a few days ago it started making a clicking noise from the fan as if a piece of parr was catching, I took the back off and nothing seems to be catching, the sound comes and goes, does anyone have any ideas of the cause, and is it likely to be fatal, and is there any remedy other than booking it in for apple to look at.
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 17-Jul-11 19:53:17
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Buy another fan. They cost about £2.
Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Sun 17-Jul-11 20:00:08
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Sounds like a bit of crud in the fan. Not an uncommon problem. Have a look at this thread which gives instructions for cleaning and/ or lubricating it.


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Standard User Aliturk
(experienced) Mon 18-Jul-11 01:41:07
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Ah but you never know. A new fan might have to be some proprietary fan that costs around 70 quid
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Jul-11 04:12:37
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I forgot what forum it was. It'll probably be a back to base repair job, £70 for parts, £200 labour and £300 for extra special applecare ultra membership cover.
Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 18-Jul-11 11:58:51
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Replacing a fan in my laptops is not a trivial task. It's not something I would undertake lightly.
Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Jul-11 19:44:41
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Find me a laptop that isn't proprietary and bespoke.

Every single one has a different motherboard, internal layout, battery and even power connectors.

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Standard User janitor
(experienced) Mon 18-Jul-11 19:46:36
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Thank you all for the replies, will give the fan a blast of air, and some oil tomorrow and see what happens.
Standard User Aliturk
(experienced) Mon 18-Jul-11 20:49:48
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Just a joke. i'd be surprised if the actual fans were propretary
Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-11 20:56:26
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$12.95 actually.
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