MacBook whine gone...!!!

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  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    My girlfriends MacBook has had the whine since day one!

    She's had a few more issues, and one or two others we've not seen mentioned here before.

    Recently she spoke to AppleCare and they told her to delete her Caches folder, under Library. She dragged the whole folder into the trash can.

    The whine is now gone.

    Try it out!

    Rich.
     
  2. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    Which Cache folder, and in which Library folder, in the HD or in your User folder, or both?
     
  3. oscarfrancis macrumors newbie

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    Heck... I was so eager to try this that I just deleted both.

    It works @.@

    Wheeeee!
     
  4. oscarfrancis macrumors newbie

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    OK, nope.. the whine just started again.

    *shrugs; opens up PhotoBooth again*
     
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  6. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    HD > Library > Caches

    Drag the Caches folder to the trash.

    Rich.
     
  7. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Should this be deleted anyway? What's it caching?
     
  8. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    I'm not entirely sure, but it is a possibility.

    Maybe someone who knows more about the Caches folder can tell us more?

    Rich.
     
  9. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I just tried to delete both. Both times, I couldn't empty my trash because objects were in use. I turned of the computer, same thing happened. I hit continue a few times to finish the trash dump.

    However, there is still a whine. It really doesn't bother me much, but I can hear it, no doubt. And now my computer takes about 7-8 seconds longer to boot up. I guess it was caching all the little things to help make things faster. Now everything takes about an extra second or two to open.

    I just went ahead and put another "caches" folder in the appropriate spot. I'm sure my computer will be back to normal speed in a few days.

    *shrugs*
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I'm good with the photobooth force-quit trick. :)
     
  11. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    I bet the cache thing would only be temporary anyways. Sounds to me like what happens when you delete the cache it has to start making a new as well as indexing it thius creating hd activity and cpu usage causing the whine to disapear temporarily.
     
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  13. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    What is this whine people talk about? Are they being melodramatic?
     
  14. generik macrumors 601

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  15. thugpoet22 macrumors regular

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    mine doesn't either, can you take it back for a problem like that
     

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