Mac Air making v. alarming noises

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My brand new Mac Book Air frequently makes very loud scraping and whirring noises, as though it's about to fly apart. I took it to the Apple Store, where the Genius Bar people told me I would need to bring in a recording, offered no further theories. Any ideas out there? I don't want to waste any more of my time.
 

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My brand new Mac Book Air frequently makes very loud scraping and whirring noises, as though it's about to fly apart. I took it to the Apple Store, where the Genius Bar people told me I would need to bring in a recording, offered no further theories. Any ideas out there? I don't want to waste any more of my time.

No ideas really, but since the only moving part is the fan it would almost have to be the source of any such noise.
 
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Yes, making a recording of the noise and bringing it to an Apple store. I agree it must be the fan, but the genius staff dismissed this. Really this device is so slim that it shouldn't be so complicated for them to diagnose its source. However they refused to so much as hazard a guess.
 

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It would have to be a Fan as there is no hard drive or DVD drive. Only thing that moves is the FAN.
 

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