Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 9, 2006, 08:07 PM   #1
insan56
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2005
my PowerBook is squealing

my powerbook has just recently started this high piched squeal! its goes on and on and never quits! does anyone know what is happening and what i should do to make it stop?
__________________
MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz 4GB Ram
iPhone 3G 16 GB
iPod touch 16 GB
insan56 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2006, 10:31 PM   #2
mad jew
Moderator emeritus
 
mad jew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Where does it sound like it's coming from? Is it the fans/hard drive/optical drive? To check if it's the speakers, see if it disappears when you mute the volume. When you restart, how soon after pressing the power button does it start up?
__________________
Some things are better mad...
mad jew is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2006, 10:38 PM   #3
imacintel
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
It may be the vents failing.

I remember seeing that that noise means that your vents are failing. Get it checked.
imacintel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2006, 03:45 AM   #4
insan56
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2005
i think it is the fans. it seems evey time that i turn it on it starts to happen! monday i think i am going to call Apple Care. do you think im going to have to take it in and get it serviced?
__________________
MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz 4GB Ram
iPhone 3G 16 GB
iPod touch 16 GB
insan56 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2006, 04:32 AM   #5
mad jew
Moderator emeritus
 
mad jew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Maybe... If you boot while holding SHIFT to get into Safe Mode, does the squeal continue?
__________________
Some things are better mad...
mad jew is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2006, 12:07 PM   #6
ddekker
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Michigan
no clue what it is, but Back Up man... never know and having a backup is a good idea anyway...

DD
__________________
looking for help on my switch to mac
http://trialsoftheswitch.com
ddekker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2007, 11:42 PM   #7
insan56
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2005
this is in reply to this thread that i posted a long time ago i never took my PB in but i found out what was causing the sound! it was a program called Charla 2.0 (chat with yahoo's chat rooms) when i would launch it, it would make my PB squeal!!! so i uninstalled the program and now its fine... why would it do this?
__________________
MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz 4GB Ram
iPhone 3G 16 GB
iPod touch 16 GB
insan56 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OC powerbook rabidz7 PowerPC Macs 36 Aug 3, 2013 06:26 AM
OS X 10.5.8 PowerBook G4 Endermod OS X 6 May 26, 2013 10:18 PM
Power Mac G4 MDD making weird squealing noise? LOLZpersonok PowerPC Macs 6 Apr 14, 2013 09:35 AM
Help with Powerbook G4 Vilynye PowerPC Macs 21 Jan 28, 2013 04:36 PM
iPad Mini: My Mini stopped squealing touchmonkey iPad 2 Dec 16, 2012 02:15 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC