Does anyone have a MacBook or MBP that *isn't* affected by heat & whine?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by eji, May 19, 2006.

  1. eji macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    Reading all these forum threads on MR and elsewhere, you start to get the feeling that every MB or MBP arriving in users' hands is defective and plagued by the heat and/or whine problems.

    So does anyone have an MB or MBP that runs merely warm (or cool when idling)? And doesn't whine or moo? And isn't in denial about genuine problems?

    I'm partly concerned because I've bought an MB for my grandparents -- their first intro to computers, ever. And I'm dreading the thought of their first experience with computers (and Apple ones at that) being filled with long phone battles and trips to the nearest Apple Store to fight for repairs. Is there any hope for them not getting a roasting, whining Rev A?
  2. erikamsterdam macrumors regular


    Apr 21, 2006
    no problems here

    Bought a MBP 2 weeks ago and it has no problems whatsoever.
    It gets warm above the function keys, but you never touch it there anyway. Next to the touchpad where your wrists are it just gets a tiny bit warm, not uncomfortable at all.
    And it's completely silent, held my ear next to it after reading all the threads. No noise from this one.

    So there is hope :)

  3. eji thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    Well, ****, if you're the only one erikamsterdam, then I'm in really deep trouble.
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    My friend bought one of the initial batch of MBPs and has had zero problems so far. :cool:
  5. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Just got a MB last night. No noise whatsoever. (except the optical drive, not sure if that's ok) It can get warm, but I have to test more to decide whether it's too much. Laptops do get hot, I've never had one that didn't. This is my 3rd Mac laptop and 6th overall. And I've played with many more.
  6. Hls811 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    My BlackBook was delivered yesterday and its been perfect as far as heat/noise - none whatsoever.. I had it on all day at work and it wasnt' any warmer than my previous 12" PowerBook G4 (or my work Thinkpad T60 sitting next to it). I have yet to hear anything I'd consider a 'whine'.

    I do hear the fan at times, but I'm also laying on my bed covering most of the vents and my face is abotu 8 inches away from it...

    I will agree that the CD drive is a little louder than I expeced, but it works fine. (I remember when I first got my PB I thought the same thing til I got used to it.

    Mines problem-free and I hope it stays this way!
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    I bought a MBP about 3 weeks ago, had both problems, then returned it. It was week 12 if that helps, bought it at SoHo Apple Store. The heat wouldn't work because I do need to travel and (occasionally) use it on my lap, and when working at a desk, the whine just got too distracting that I needed ambient iTunes to get rid of it (which arguably is not too much better but…)
  8. jjohnson87 macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2006
    So far not a single noise issue and it gets a bit warm/hot but nothing like what other people have been posting. It isnt any hotter than the pb g4s we used for work or the dell laptop my brother has.
  9. eji thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    Well, I was lucky on my iBook G3 Rev A *and* my iMac G5 Rev B. I had models that were both smack in the middle of fault-plagued manufacturing runs (judging from the SNs on the recall programs), and both are running so well I want to do backflips.

    Then again, if I hadn't bought AppleCare for both models, it'd be a whole other story. This much I know. Hopefully my grandparents will be as lucky. :eek:
  10. andym172 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
  11. simonb macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2006
    As I stated in another post, I did NOT have the any problems before the latest firmware update. just a slight overheating. But now I have ALL of them. Airport not reconnecting after sleep and sudden lows, whining AND it gets much hotter than before.
  12. assscat macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2005
    17" MBP arrived yesterday. Works like a charm. It is my second after the first arrived DOA with a faulty latch, though.
  13. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2002
    Manchester, NH
    No whine yet on my Macbook. The keyboard can get a tad warm, but other then that, I absolutely love this computer.
  14. sunrobby macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2006
  15. DeVizardofOZ macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2006
    Antarctica City;)
    Heat Issue Scientific...

    Whoever is doubtful, that excessive heat does not consitute an issue, please click the following link.

    I work in the field, and resistivity is always an issue when electrons must flow:p
    Heat is never good. In other words, good cooling of the processor(s) influences the performance.:cool:

  16. Cooknn macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2003
    Fort Myers, FL
    Got mine yesterday and it's perfect. Quiet and warm after a few hours, but not hot. Wireless reception is excellent. The screen is beautiful (and perfect as well). I'm a new fan of the glossy widescreen display. Nothing to complain about here :D

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