I was so preoccupied with catching up on internet-ish things last night that I never blogged about getting my laptop back. Apparently all they had to do was dust out the fan and, while they were in there, they dusted out the whole interior of my laptop casing. The nice guy who left a message said he found a little piece of paper that had gotten sucked into the fan and was making the noise.

So I picked it up yesterday afternoon and things have been fine and just a few minutes ago THE NOISE STARTED AGAIN!