MacBook makes a slight chirping noise

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I happened to rest my arm a little rough on the top bevel of the screen during a conversation with some friends. Well, I'm not sure what is making the noise, either the fan is rubbing or the computer is halting the hard drive. Does anyone know exactly why there even is a noise? It sounds electronic, like it's coming through the speakers...and it only happens on the right side.
 

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2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
It could be the fan. BTW, you're MacBook only has one fan and it is located on the side. You could open it up but if you're still under warranty with Apple, have them look at it rather than you do it.

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I occasionally here the exact same noise coming from my iMac. It does sound like it is coming from the speakers, but I'm sure it is just the fan.
 
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Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
Sounds like it's time to get some bird food and feed those hungry little chirpers :)
 
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It could be the fan. BTW, you're MacBook only has one fan and it is located on the side. You could open it up but if you're still under warranty with Apple, have them look at it rather than you do it.

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I thought it was dead center.
 
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I had roughly the same problem, and to be honest. the apple support nerds said to me that my mac is not under warranty anymore! because it had some part of alumium case deformed. I was so surprised that I haven't even noticed it myself.
anyway, they told me even if I want to pay them to change the fan, it could take 3-4 weeks! so I did it myself, ordered a fan froom ebay, shipped from hongkong. until now it works better than original fan! I think macbooks have seriouse reliablity issues!
 

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