17" Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by daedelgt, May 15, 2003.

  1. daedelgt macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2002
    When rendering certain web pages, or performing certain filters in Photoshop the computer emits a high pitched noise that sounds like it is coming from the upper left hand corner of the base of the computer. I guess this is the video card. I'm also assuming this is not normal. In particular I know for sure it does it durring the Alienskin Eyecandy 4000 plug "Fire".

    Is this something I should be talking to Apple about? I can't imagine what would cause something to resonate (or for that matter what would be resonating at all). Maybe the speakers are getting some high grade interference from the video card?
  2. joshuajestelle macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm not sure what that sound is but I believe I'm experiencing it at well.

    I'm assuming you're talking about the 17" Powerbook yea?

    I've noticed it happen whenever I access secure webpages (https://)

    If you find out anything about what's causing it I'd be happy to know.

  3. Gelfin macrumors 68020


    Sep 18, 2001
    Denver, CO
    Re: 17" Question

    That question wasn't seventeen inches. It was eight inches by an inch and a half at best.

    You have nothing to worry about. This is a normal sound. My 17" Powerbook makes it, and I've heard others comment on it. It's louder than most I've heard, but many electronic components make noises like that.

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