Late 2006 Macbook fan noise - How much does it cost to replace a noisy fan?

Hi there,
I have a late 2006 Macbook that has served me well over the last four years or so. Unfortunately, the fan is now making one heck of a racket (almost as soon as you switch the machine on).
I gather this is a relatively common problem with this generation of Macbook and can be fixed by replacing the fan. I'm not proficient enough to do this myself so will likley have to take it to an Apple Store to get it done. I wondered whether anyone else had already done this and if so how much it cost them and how long it took? Any info / tips warmly welcomed.
Thanks,
James

I suggest you do a search for MacBook repairs. There are many shops that will do it cheaper than Apple. Most can give a quote on a known repair online.

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