Durrr durrrrr durrrrr, sound goes on throughout usage

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  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    My MacBook Pro (late 2006), when you start it, it does that usual durrr durrr durrrr. But when I'm using it during the day, it does it like 20 times - sometimes 2 to 3 times in one go. What exactly is this?

    The other day my machine had a kernel panic attack, so I'm wondering if it had to do with that?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Nominated for best topic title.

    Try an SMC reset. Google it... at Apple.com.
     
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  4. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Will do that, and yeah, I didn't know what to call it. :D.

    And it could be related to the HD too, I dropped it a few months ago, kernel panics started happening right at boot, but they went away after like 20 restarts.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Damn, who else remembers the days when you could just beat your electronics into submission?

    TV, Nintendo, VCR's, printers... Those bruised-knuckle days were the best days.

    That whirring sound is the optical drive, not your hard disk.
     
  6. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Me! I used to hit my Sega Genesis, blow air into the cartridge, and shake it a bit.

    So my SuperDrive is going out for the FOURTH time then?! FFS!
     
  7. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Guess it's not that super =\

    It's not likely that it's going out. Just sounds like software or firmware. Did you try the reset?
     
  8. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm doing the reset now... Just noticed that my power button is a little slanted inward... :O.

    EDIT: Seems to be okay for now, will let it sit for awhile.
     
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    I really have no idea what the sound is that you're trying to describe.
     
  10. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Well with most older Apple portables, when you started or woke the computer, the optical drive would go, "zer-ee ert, derrr errer."

    With modern Macs, they only make this sound on startup, "zip zeck"

    Then, when you connected to the Internet, they would go, "psheeee neeee neeeee, nur, cur-wherrr err wllllllawm, ksh, kushhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You've got mail!"
     
  11. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's that sound, right before the chime kicks in. Happens when you make it up from sleep too. I always joke and say that Usher got inspired from it for his song "OMG" cause the way he says 'oh my god' sounds like it haha.

    Is fine now, is a lot quieter too overall. Thank you!
     

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