G5 Buzz, not the power supply

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by tidalbomb, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. tidalbomb macrumors newbie

    tidalbomb

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    Hey all...

    I recently bought the latest Dual 2.0 G5 and love it, except the buzz that develops randomly (at least I think it's randomly, I can't make it happen yet).

    It's not the power supply problem that I've read about, because if I touch the front of the case the buzz goes away. Has anyone else had this problem? Any fixes? I'm sure if I take it to the genius bar I won't be able to make it happen again and it's an hour away.
     
  2. Kerry Sanders macrumors regular

    Kerry Sanders

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    I have noticed that when I have a CD in the SuperDrive, it sometimes makes the drive door vibrate and buzz a little. Could it be something like tthat? I ask because you said that if you touch the front of the case, it quits.
     
  3. tidalbomb thread starter macrumors newbie

    tidalbomb

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    I does it when there is no CD in the drive, and it doesn't stop when I touch the drive door, only the front of the case or the sides... :confused:
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Are you sure the machine isn't transmitting some vibration, and buzzing against your desk?

    Try putting it on a soft surface to see if the buzz goes away, if it does something may be loose -- or the handle is contacting the surface.

    Of you can always get some bigger rubber feet, to soak up some of the buzz.
     
  5. tidalbomb thread starter macrumors newbie

    tidalbomb

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    Thats a good idea - should have though of it myself. I'll give it a try when I get home...in 20 minutes. Horay for quiting time!
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    The feet they have, and the box construction, really don't do much to damp vibrations.

    On second though bigger feet would probably warp the handles, but a cheap $1-2 mouse pad with rubber backing would probably be much better.
     

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