Help: Weird Noise in new PB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by crdean1, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

    crdean1

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    I need some advice.

    There is a small faint noise in my new pb. It almost sounds like a small faint water drop or something. Upon closer inspection, it is a fan of some sort coming on. Remember the noise is faint, but I don't want to bother classmates, should I take it back and get another one.

    It does bother me a little. Is this a normal noise in these powerbooks. I have never owned an apple.

    It happens about twice a minute.
     
  2. evilernie macrumors 6502

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  3. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get a 100 Megabyte hard drive? I thought those were out with the 90's??

    You meant 100GB. Depends on the tasks you are running from the HD. Going off your newbie status, any noise that comes from a Mac might worry you. Give it a while and get used to Mac products.

    My new PB12" has a fan noise, but Apple crammed 5 pounds of hardware in a 1 pound box, the fan needs to chill itself.

    Cheers.
     
  4. crdean1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    crdean1

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    I think I will see if I get used to it. It is not affecting the performance of the machine and seems to be quite common after doing some reading in other forums.

    It is a 15" pb, 80GB HD, 512mb ram (stock superdrive system at 1.67ghz)
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Is it like a click sound? If it is that is a normal sound but it isn't the fan it is the Hard Drive.
     
  6. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    You should hear mine. It was fine until I used the superdrive. Now if I have a DVD or CD in there, randomly (what I think is) the fan will start blowing (also sounds like a spinning noise) so fast it sounds like a helicopter. THAT turns some heads in the classroom!
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That is not the fan at all, that is the superdrive spinning the disk.
     
  8. evilernie macrumors 6502

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    Whoops, of course that's what I meant... :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  9. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    Fair enough, it still sounds like someone is taking a buzzsaw to my pb
     

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