15" Powerbook Suddenly Making Loud Buzzing Noise and Crashing

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ezsober, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2003
    I have an older 15" powerbook Titanium. About five years old now. Been working pretty well all five years, save for an external hinge I had to replace. Last night, the computer started buzzing from the insides, a buzzing reminiscent of a distant chainsaw. The program i was working in (firefox) just went to the pinwheel of doom and never recovered. I moved to the finder, which did the same. I forced booted. Same noise. Same problems. I can use programs for a few minutes, but then they pinwheel of doom and the computer freezes out. Any thoughts?

  2. NAG
    macrumors 68030


    Aug 6, 2003
    Hard drive is probably dead. Try booting it from an optical disk.

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