PowerBook G4 has WHINE!!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MIDI_EVIL, Jun 28, 2006.

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    MIDI_EVIL

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    It's true, my PowerBook G4 has a whine, it only occurs when i 'Get Info' on a 979 MB quicktime on my desktop, and goes away when i scrub the preview timeline.

    Perhaps the whine has been there all along, throughout various incarnations of Apple Notebooks, and we were being too sensitive with these new MacBook/MacBook Pros.

    Whine aside, i adore my PowerBook and it still never fails to amaze me nearly 18 months after getting it.

    Any other PPC notebooks with the whine?

    I checked up and couldn't find this mentioned on the first search page.

    Rich.
     
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    kretzy

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    I've never experienced anything like this with my PB. Are you sure it wasn't just the harddrive whirring or something?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    On my PB 1.25 I get a whine whenever I copy over ethernet and if I put the processor performance to the highest. It used to whine when previewing movies as well, but that disapperared with a 10.3 update I think...

    I have a MBP 2.0 as well, and the whine is pretty similar, although more high pitched on the PB.
     
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    TheMonarch

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    You know, my powerbook has had the whine™ before. It drove me crazy, but it only happened for about a day or two, its disappeared ever since :confused:


    Though, I almost always run my powerbook on reduced due to heat on my lap.
     
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    Positive it's not the HD, my girlfriend has a MacBook with the whine, and this is the same sound.

    It happens only when i 'Get Info' the quicktime, and it stops when i scrub the preview timeline.

    I have noticed, when i 'Get Info' two quicktimes simultaneously, there is a higher pitched whine, the occurs in a single bleep, then the whine proceeds.

    I'm not at all bothered by it, my PowerBook functions flawlessly.

    It's a good lesson to be learned, maybe all Apple Notebooks whine now and again, computers make noises!

    Rich.
     

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