anyone elses power adapter get hotter than all hell?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by andrewface, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. andrewface macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2006
    and make really loud noise?
    mines having a frenzy tonight wondering if thats normal?
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Noise not normal

    Unable to answer the other question because of lack of baseline data on the temperature of Hell.
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    noise? that doesn't seem right. Usually mine feels almost as hot as my mbp! but for some reason it's delightfully warm, almost cool today.
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    666 degrees Celsius. I thought everyone knew that. :D ;)
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Mine is silent, but wicked hot.

    I'm not sure if wicked hot is comparable to hotter than all hell, though.
  6. andrewface thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2006
    mines being really loud...its a macbook one mtw
    when i close photobooth it roars and then when i pen photobooth it calms down
    how hot is it?
    hotter than the bottom of the macbook
  7. andrewface thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2006
    hmmmaybe its because im used to having the adapter on the floor and i cant hear it from there, tonight i had it on the table next to me?
    it makes a really high pitched whine and no its not my mackbook :)
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    But is that the mean temperature for ALL Hell (as originally posted)? or is that localized to one of the 9 circles.
    Like, are the merely Lustful relatively cool compared to the Panderers, who in turn are comfy compared to the Counsellors of Fraud and Sowers of Discord?

    Are there seasonal variations? Do things heat up for Halloween?
  9. brendo91 macrumors newbie


    Jun 12, 2006
  10. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    The adapter on my G4 PB is out of control hot. I would venture a guess that it's hotter than hell.

    Going on 2 years and no fire yet (read: trust empiricism).

    It has yet to make a noise of any sort.

    hmmmno. Nobody's power adapter should roar.

    It might be time to unplug that bad boy and visit your genius bar.

    All that bluster expelled, there are some in this mooing thread complaining of a buzzing adapter. They may be worth a PM.

    EDIT: The sowers of discord got a bad rap. I mean, a middle manager's gotta do what a middle manager's gotta do. Panderers are much worse.

    And to think I could give you everything you want for just $19.95. One time transaction.
  11. chrispl macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2006
    mine had a loud sizzle/whine too! i took it into 3 stores and 2 out of 3 said that its "within spec." that seems like apples new favorite phrase for people who bring in apples with problems. one even said "the power adapter is supposed to make noises!" luckily one guy heard something and allowed me to return for a full refund.

    ps. the moo gets the same answer. "its within spec." "its just the fans going off." "all macbooks moo." seriously, all these are direct quotes of the 3 geniuses i spoke to.
  12. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006
    All the ones I've had (4 MBs so far) act as an amplifier for the MB whine! Obviously, this is most noticeable when the MB is charging.

    The last one I had before I took it back had the whine but also a really loud electrical buzz with it. The crackling sound was really loud to me - it sounded like it would burst into flames at any second!

    The guys at the apple store took it out back and said they couldn't hear anything - I swear those guys have cloth ears! Mind you it's not surprising since there's loud music always playing in the store plus they usually have their ipods on! lol
  13. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

    Feb 25, 2006
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Mine doesn't make any noise, but it gets bloody hot. Not just the brick, but the bit that goes into the computer too (it's a MagSafe 85W) it gets incredibly hot. I couldn't care less, however.
  14. wxboss macrumors member


    May 13, 2006
    Jax, FL
    Mine doesn't make any noises, and it doesn't seem to get hot either - just warm. I have it sitting on the edge of my desk. I don't know if being on a hard surface vs. a carpeted floor would really make much of a difference.
  15. Jollins macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2006
    The adapter for my macbook has made an audible hissing noise once or twice when I'm charging an almost-empty battery, but apparently this is acceptable. However if its making a really loud noise like you said that may be an issue.
  16. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    mine made a lot of noise once. hissing , popping, etc.

    it added smoke and flames to the display, even burned a hole in my carpet.

    so yeah, this seems normal ;)


    I am joking btw, this sounds like a serious fire hazard. call apple right away, explain to them what is happneing, i bet they send you a new one immediately. no one wants to see the 'my mbp burned down my house' thread, esp. since no one knows if thermal paste is an act of god or and act of jobs
  17. andrewface thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2006
    thats weird i have no whine or moo from the actual laptop
    my only complaint is the heat that the macbook generates
    besides that i love this thing
  18. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    MacBook & noises...

    the powerbrick idd gets hot & makes weird noises (but these only appear when the MacBook itself is turned on & running a program...)

    the MacBook itself get very hot on the left side wich is where the processor is... and every x seconds you hear the fan rev up a little and slow down again... the whine I guess... and depending on the temp in the room where I use it it revs up to full speeds sometimes and then goes quiet again...

    a bit like my G5, now its making more noise than when its cold...

    going a bit offtopic here, but regarding the MacBook & other threads:

    Yes I can see the beginning of stains on the trackpad button (where I allways click...) but in the end I don't care... as long as it does the trick, its a tool for me not something to put on a shelf and look how nice it is ;) when I have the need for speed its still G5Power here... PPC progs in rosetta sometimes tend to freeze for a while (entourage does it all the time) so I hope Adobe & Microsoft will realise they need to bring out Universal versions or 'mini' upgrade pack to current versions soon...
  19. Rovman macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    It is actually relatively normal for a Transformer to get warm/hot and make a sort of high pitch "whine" or electrical buzz kind of noise. Of course if its excessively hot and/or loud then i'd get it checked out.

    Mine gets "hot" and makes noises when charging. When its powering the macbook with full battery i can only hear the noise if i put my ear to it.

    Personally i think the 65W power adapter is a little underpowered and would like to get my hands on an 85w MPB version, but at 60 quid apple can piss right off...

    My infrared non-contact thermometer currently measures my Power adapter at 41c. (battery full).

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