High Pitched Whine?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dummptyhummpty, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. dummptyhummpty macrumors regular

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    I recently noticed my powerbook is making a high pitched whine. It seems to be coming from the speakers and the volume control has no effect. If I scroll with the track pad or if the hard drive is accessed it seems to stop briefly. If I go into the Energy Saver Preference and set the processor to reduced the whine stops. Automatic and Highest both produce the whine.

    I do not know what it could be since my powerbook g4 was recently in for service and was repaired by apple. It recently updated two drivers so (Yamaha Keyboard and Griffin Scroll Wheel Thing) i'll see if it is that.

    Does any one have any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    I too am having this problem, and its becoming really annoying. anyone have any ideas on what it could be? sometimes if i restart the computer it will go away for a little while, but it seems to keep coming back.
     
  3. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Take it to an apple store. It could be the HD playing up.
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    i also have this problem, only with my MBP, what i do to fix it it: do the following:

    1 download Mirror widget from Apple.com
    2 install it
    3 open it
    4 close it
    5 put notebook to sleep,
    6 Wake it up
    7 enjoy a high-pitched noiseless computer
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    What exactly does the mirror widget do? Is this even an official solution? :confused:
     
  6. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    I doubt it. Its weird though, its not happening right now, but this morning it was giving me a headache. with my luck id bring it in and it would be fine. hopefully it will get worse so i can take it in, or it will just get better so i dont have to worry about it anymore
     
  7. dummptyhummpty thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yah like it goes and comes ... it only started recently. My Powerbook was just sent in for repairs too. Ugh.
     
  8. dummptyhummpty thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yah i want to know too....
     

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