Right fan not working (0rpm)?
I have a Macbook Pro 3,1 (Late 2007 2.2Ghz Non-Unibody).
The 'Right Fan' of the laptop is not working. The Left fan is running at around 5900 to 6100 under normal circumstances.
I took the computer to Apple store (for an unrelated incident with my battery which was under warranty) and asked them to check the fan. They said the fan is not working and would cost $45 +Tax (Canadian) to get it fixed but they would have to order it and would take 3 - 5 days to get it fixed (I would be without any computer during that time).
Now, a day after that the right fan mysteriously started working going upto 2000 rpm but was extremely noisy (to the fact I can not use it in class). After couple of days, the fan again stopped working (0 rpm, no sign it ever worked).
My question is whether there is dust in the fan which is preventing the fan from running or whether the fan is fried.
I would be opening up the laptop to install a hardrive in place of superdrive, so would blowing air in the fan fix the problem or, should I just go to Applestore and get the fan replaced by them.
I have already ordered the dust blower found at Dust Blower so, what are your suggestions.
Second, if I replace the super drive and check the fan and it still doesnt work, would Apple create any problems replacing it at that time. This would be the first time I would be opening up the Macbook by myself (all previous repairs were done by an authorized service provider).
Thanks for the help (and sorry for the long description)
Edit: Here is the temps and fan speed from iStat http://i.imgur.com/989GA.jpg
Is this a good question?