Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 10, 2010, 07:16 PM   #1
leetleyang
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Unhappy Need advice: CPU whine (rev. C)

Hi,

I've noticed over the last two months that my MBA (2.13 GHz, SSD) seems to have developed the annoying "CPU whine" more commonly associated with the early MacBooks.

Just to qualify, it originates from the left side of the keyboard, around the 'tab' key, not to be confused with the system fan, which is currently being controlled using smcFanControl. The noise persists regardless of power source - AC or battery - but disappears with QuietMBP set to 80 or 90. Unfortunately, this also has the side-effect of increasing system temperature by 7-8C.

I can't say for sure if it was there when I bought it (June 2009) and then got worse over time, or whether it started following an OS update, but it is beginning to drive me nuts...

I will have a bit of time soon and was hoping to get it looked at by an AASP. It's still under its 1-year warranty and I have extended AppleCare as well. Has anybody had any experience with this problem, or attempts to get it fixed? Any advice would be much appreciated!

Yang
leetleyang is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macbook (Rev.C) performance with SSD pharao111 MacBook 2 Oct 5, 2009 01:04 PM
Powerbook 12" (Rev C) & WoW Freezes!! Croz Games 4 Jun 6, 2005 10:07 AM
Dead Powerbook (rev c) csubear Macintosh Computers 2 Jun 6, 2005 07:53 AM
FS: 12" SuperDrive PowerBook (rev. C) System micvog Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count) 1 Sep 28, 2004 07:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 AM.

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

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