iBook Humming

iSarah

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Original poster
Jun 19, 2006
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Whenever I turn on my iBook, turn it off or open it (whilst it's on, obviously), it just hums. I know it's loading but the humming lasts on average around 3 to 4 minutes. It used to be quiet, but in the last week it just suddenly began humming whenever I open it, turn it on/off. The noise is really loud and it's just beginning to bug me, because I just want it how it was before!

Is there anyway I can fix this?

(Sorry if this sounds really dumb.)
 

amacgenius

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Aug 3, 2005
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First off welcome iSarah. Anyways, if it's that much of a bother then I would suggest taking it into an Apple Retail store (I don't know where you live so that may or may not be feasible).

If they won't help, then I suppose it's something you'll have to live with. I know my MacBook hums when I wake it up, but like you mentioned that's just the loading.
 

iSarah

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Jun 19, 2006
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Thanks. It is liveable but I just thought maybe there was something wrong with it as before it was just silent.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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My iBook is louder than when I bought it. I put this down to an accumulation of dust etc. :(

I don't think it'd be anything to worry about though. :)
 

terriyaki

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Aug 4, 2005
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mad jew said:
My iBook is louder than when I bought it. I put this down to an accumulation of dust etc. :(

I don't think it'd be anything to worry about though. :)
I bet mine has a bit of dust inside, too. I have an air compressor in my garage. Do you think it would be safe to blow a bit of air into my iBook's vents just to flush out some dust?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Could help, but it could make it worse too. I just leave mine as is. You don't want dust short-circuiting something, or causing something else to overheat. :)