Does Your MacBook Moo?

Does your MacBook Moo?

  • Yes

    Votes: 59 54.6%
  • No

    Votes: 49 45.4%

  • Total voters
    108

lexus

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 26, 2006
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Depends Greatly On The Weather
Ok both the MacBook's I have had so far moo. This may be normal so if yours does moo vote yes if it does not vote no and if you do not have a MacBook DO NOT VOTE!

Thanks
 

pammyspyce

macrumors regular
Jul 29, 2005
185
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Bay Area, Calif
I've had 2 MacBooks so far and they both had the moo. The first one was worse, though, but it was the one that constantly over-heated so that may have something to do with it. The second one mooed, but it was faint and happened infrequently.
 

gloss

macrumors 601
May 9, 2006
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around/about
Mine moos very quietly when it can't cool properly. This usually happens when I'm using it on my lap, tilted back slightly. I guess the hot air can't escape the vent so easily (being that it rises and all) and so the fans have to kick in. I also get it a bit when using the machine on a pillow or a blanket.

I think it's only noticable because it's dead silent otherwise.
 

MRU

Suspended
Aug 23, 2005
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Glad to say No. I think i'm one of the few who have a perfect macbook. Makes up for my goddamn REV A powermac G5 which is on its 4'th Apple repair, with issues from CPU death to latest Logic Board Failure......

Problems can happen with any piece of hardware I guess.
 

Abulia

macrumors 68000
Jun 22, 2004
1,786
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Kushiel's Scion
No issues with my white 2.0 Ghz MacBook at all, thus far.

I had my first crash last night, but I think I can blame that on iChat. :)
 

iBeard

macrumors regular
Jan 4, 2005
130
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I have no clue if mine moos....

My apartment usually has some background noise so I probaly couldn't hear it anyways.
 

iBeard

macrumors regular
Jan 4, 2005
130
0
lexus said:
Do you live in a railway station??
haha, no.

I usually have my A/C window unit on in one room, an oscillating fan on high in the other room and my Onkyo 5.1 on some tv show/game/dvd pretty much all the time I'm at home. Also when I'm on it I'm almost always using headphones.
 

iHeartTheApple

macrumors 6502
Feb 13, 2006
338
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Boston, MA
Mine is moo-free. The only issue that has come up is the buzzing power adapter; however, I've heard that it's not really all that uncommon among computers, so I'm not really worried about it. Count me as another happy MacBook owner! :)
 

shadowmoses

macrumors 68000
Mar 6, 2005
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No mooing here, the Power supply sometimes makes a slight noise and the fans occasionally switch on, but its still a very very quiet laptop, even the fans firing up aren't that loud....

SHadoW;)
 

brbubba

macrumors 6502
May 20, 2006
485
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All these people with moo-free macbooks is making me think about returning mine. The moo on mine has significantly decreased, but will rear its ugly head again once in a while.
 

chrispl

macrumors newbie
May 31, 2006
25
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should i return it?

so i just got a 2ghz white macbook a few days ago and im thinking of returning it.. originally i didnt hear the whine, but once i plugged it in the power brick sizzled and whined very loudly! then i noticed that the magsafe connection area also whined! and yes.. it does have the mooing. its not too hot though--once it gets warm it initially feels a little toasty on my bare lap, but once the heat registers its not so bad (you know, like when you shower and turn the water temperature up or try to get into a hot tub?).

has anyone returned their macbook because of these issues? mooing to be exact. im just not sure if theyre going to deny me of a 10% restocking fee free return... hm... what to do?

edit:
mine didnt moo at first too. but once i started doing more things on it, bringing it up to about 64-69 degrees it started mooing, only inbetween those temperatures though. you can monitor your temps by using either "coreduotemp" or "temperature monitor". i like using the latter because you can save a picture of the graph.

for those of you who have never heard the mooing sound, here it is. ive recorded it with the built-in mic. it starts about 10seconds in.
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chrispl/Moo.m4a
 

bentley

macrumors 6502
Mar 20, 2005
252
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moo yes but it's so insanely quiet that I only noticed it in the middle of the night.

with everyday environmental noise/music/tv I've never noticed it.
 

nels0360

macrumors member
Jun 16, 2004
82
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Colorado
I have had two Macbooks that moo. I'm going to call Apple Care tomorrow and see if they will ship me one. If not, I'm returning this one.
 

westwood

macrumors newbie
May 22, 2006
22
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absolutely quiet

i cant hear a thing when my macbook is on, unless i run a few programs to get the CPU working and put my eat very very closely to the back. Its running very quiet and i couldnt be happier with it. OT it does get a little warm, but as im writing this, its 51 degrees C with just web surfing and ichat. generally it idles around the mid 60s.
 

AcousticDoc

macrumors regular
Jul 18, 2005
193
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OMG that does sound like a cow!!!!!!! I don't think I could live with that. Especially in a smalroom lecture hall...that would be hella annoying to everyone.