Released October 2008 / 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, 2.8 or 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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Loud audible spinning and vibration, top left corner

So my late 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro starts vibrating/spinning loudly in the top left corner region. Checked the temp/fan speed/processes, and they seemed pretty normal to me. It's not definitely not the normal fan spinning up kind of feel, it seems pretty abnormal. Anyone know what might be the issue? GPU? CPU?

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Here's how to replace the left fan: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Left Fan Replacement

Here's the part you need: MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2008-Mid 2012 excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz) Left Fan

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