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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hey guys, I have a new Powerbook, I have put some extra ram in it, so now its 1.5, 1gig, I have the 80gig 5400. Everything was cool for months but now if I run too many apps, or it looks like there is too much strain, I hear this pretty loud rattling. Anyone have any experience with that? Or heard of it?

It sounds like it is coming from the center/back left
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It's probably just the fan..
Maybe there is something between the blades, or some dust is stuck around the bearing?

Or is it just the normal fan sound?
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No its not the fan, at least I don't think it is, as it just started happening within the last month (and I have had this for 4 or so).
If it is the fan, what can I do about it? Do I have to send it away? or should I open it up?
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If you have an Apple store near by, take to them and have them take a listen.

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Yeah guess I will, it happens almost ALL the time when I use Virtual PC (I know I shouldn't but I have to play my Poker Stars).

I'll let you konw how I make out...
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