My MBP whine went away!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by yah00z, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. yah00z macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006

    My replacement laptop is on it's way. Yesterday I took a flight from California to Austin, Texas to visit my brother. By the way, he works for si-labs and designed the chip-set that went into the USB modem for the MBP... small world. Anyways, getting to my point.

    yesterday I take my laptop with me, used it a few times on the airplane, and in the airports. I get to austin to boot it up, and there is no whine whatsoever. I am now on my 2nd day here and the whine is gone. I have not heard it once and I have my own quiet private bedroom. I usually run MNK to get rid of it. I am able to identify the sound easily. It, however, is gone.

    Any ideas?
  2. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2006
    Sit back and listen to the sounds of silence.
  3. ntrsfrml macrumors regular


    Apr 17, 2006
    Vancouver, Canada
    so...I should take a flight to texas.. use it couple of times on the plane and airport to get rid of the whine? Neato!
  4. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    Good news: You can fix the whine by flying to Texas. Bad News: You have to go to Texas.

  5. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    Flying to Texas a couple hundred dollars,
    Fixing the whine on all MBP's priceless
  6. FragTek macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Mine doesn't whine but I'll be flying in to London next week... That can be my reassurance that it will never whine :) haha
  7. yah00z thread starter macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006

    you guys are funny, yeah i don't understand it.

    fly somewhere, and well, you fix the whine? sounds like a coinsidinke! to me
  8. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    Having to stay in Texas to avoid the whine: hell.
  9. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    LOL That was a good one im just upset that I didnt think of that one. :)
  10. g0gie macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2005
    I'm thinking you did somthing and didnt know it. For example, if you are using your blutooth mouse, which you dont use ususally, the wine goes away. or osmthing along those lines :)
  11. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    A friend of mine had a PPC mini that mooed, just like the MB's. He had a Pro Mouse for it, but then got a wireless. No moo...:D Sometimes wierd things cause the moo. I'm not sure it was the mouse change, but nothing else had been changed.
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i think id rather get a wireless mouse than go to Texas (or any place in america which supports Bush)
  13. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    :eek: Hey! Austin is an awesome city!
  14. Macnoviz macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Roeselare, Belgium
    I'm from Belgium, and I once calculated it would be cheaper to fly to New York from where I live, pick up a MBP 17 inch, and fly back, than to order it here (with all the import tax and such)

    So, in on stroke, I've got 3 advantages:

    -I save money
    -I get to see some of NY, and the Apple store cube
    -I get rid of the whine before I even start using my computer

    as we say in Dutch: Allen Daarheen ! (loosely translated: let's all go to there !, only better)
  15. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
    Well it could have been the altitude and change in pressure that affected your computer. I have seen specs on the apple site where they say the maximum operating altitude is 10,000 feet. And the maximun shipping altitude is 30,000 feet. Since your airplane flew over 10,000 feet up in the air, the pressure may have done something to your macbook. Something extraordinary.
  16. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    except for the fact that at cruising altitude, airplane cabins are kept at a pressure equivalent to about 6,000 or 7,000 feet... so technically, the laptop was still operating under its "max operating altitude" :p
  17. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
    Oh so that's why I don't suffocate on the plane...

  18. JP89Hornet macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2006

    What's wronge with Texas???

    All ya'll haters!!!!


    Only state to ever be a seperate individual nation
    Only state that can fly there state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag
    Home of Pres. Bush (Alot of people don't like this, I say "SHOVE IT!"
    Site of the frekin ALAMO!
    The largest state in the continental U.S.
    Who doesnt like the East TX Accent!?!?
    Home of the largest college in the world (sq. mi.) Texas A&M, Gig Em'!!!
    Home of the NCAA Champs, **Throws up all over floor for complementing that sorry college**

  19. mark! macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
  20. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Not to burst your bubble, but between the time that the 13 colonies declared independence in 1776 and when they adopted the Articles of Confederation in 1781 they could very easily be considered 13 separate nations united loosely by the Continental Congress, which served a role even lesser than today's United Nations.

    Even during the time between the adoption of the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution could each "state" be viewed as mostly independent. The Confederation could make law, but not enforce it. It could not tax, for example.

    This Confederation was very comparable to today's United Nations. It was ultimately too weak to do any real governing. The Articles were ultimately replaced by the U.S. Constitution, with much difficulty. Americans then loved their state like people today might love their country. The fights against adoption of the Constitution (see Anti-Federalist Papers) are very similar to the sort of thing that might be expected if the United Nations today sought to take away power from the United States, Britain, China, Russia, and all the rest and give it to a new UN.

    </History lesson>
  21. gnasher729 macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    You are getting older and can't hear high frequencies anymore :-(
  22. gnasher729 macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    That noise comes when a computer runs just hot enough that the fan has to be turned on sometimes, but not kept running all the time. Small change in power use makes it disappear, because the fan doesn't need running at all or runs permanently. A wireless mouse uses a tiny bit of energy for the bluetooth connection, so that might be enough to make a difference.
  23. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006

    You can find out right here.
  24. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    Ah yes...the Alamo...there's nothing like fighting to keep your right to enslave minorities.

    I'm surprised you didn't mention the slogan that most Texans regurgitate with pride..."Don't Mess With Texas." Oddly enough, no one ever seems to remember that this originally was coined for a state-wide anti-litering campaign.

    I'm sure there are some nice things about Texas...but it's more fun to stereotype and get people like you all worked up.

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