MBA Chirping??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by FutureBlake, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks - anyone else experience this?

    My MBA (late 2010) will occasionally emit a loud chirp when I'm streaming video. It usually happens only when I've been streaming for a while and will start off with a rare loud chirp, then get progressively quicker - after an hour of watching TWiT, I'm hearing the chirp every few minutes.

    Not sure how I can really describe the sound - it's not a motherboard beep. It's louder and much more distorted than that. But it doesn't last very long - say half a second or so. It's volume is always at the same level - completely independent of the volume control.

    Really annoying - everytime it happens I jump like scared cat. It's just so abrupt and loud...
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    That's why it does it: to see you jump! :D It's just your MBA, amusing itself!

    Does it happen only when streaming video? The same video, or any? The same video source, or any?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No joke - I'm just glad it hasn't been witnessed by anyone else at this point. :eek:

    It happens anytime I'm streaming any video for a long period of time. I thought it may have something to do with heat, but the fan isn't even kicking into it's highest RPM.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I heard my MBA chirp once and it scared the crap out of me. I still don't know what caused it.:p
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably that little hamster running the blower.
     

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