Not sure if my fan or hard drive is faulty?
**This is a recurring problem that came up months ago and now happening again.** -Operated normally after a restart
A couple days ago my mac started to make this spinning noise and increased if I didn't do anything. I checked my fan rpm and it checked out normal. So as far I know what most people do first is restart or shutdown. Worked fine for about an hour and same problems occurred again.
I used an app called smart doctor, to check my drives all came out good. Ran disk utility to compare answers, checks good. So I ran disk repair and the noise stopped for good but what I notice the next second my mac temperatures on all sensors spiked up high and my fan rpm dropped right below normal speed (1000 rpm) and start fluctuating between 900 to no speed at all.
Computer did not freeze or shutdown but it did slow down performance drastically. So What I do, I popped the bottom off and found my fan was spinning for a second and stopped for a second. Fan was clogged with dust, cleaned that bad boy up and inspected it for a broken bearing. Did an operation check on it and same problem exist. So gave it a little push with the can of air and ran smooth but looked at the fan rpm on screen, increased by a little but not much. Core temperatures still rocketed up. Still slow. Faulty Fan right?
I am on a deployment in Okinawa, have limited sources and no mac techs or U.S. mac hardware.
I had to improved by using an eyeglass repair kit to open this sucker up. But my biggest question, will the fan fix this problem? I already ordered a fan that will take a month to get here and every hard drive I looked up would not ship here.
Any input or thought would be greatly appreciated. And Sorry for the long discrepancy. I will be troubleshooting until then.
Thank you. Semper Fi.
Got my fan in today, removed and replaced that fan and computer is now working like a champ. Played around with the old fan and found some things that were binding it. Turned on power to look at the new fan and spins freely and continuously! Fan rpm shows good indication as well. and Temperatures seem fine, when I get back to the states I will would need to get thermal paste done. Thank you so much for looking into this for me!
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