Just out of sheer curiosity....does anybody have a MBP that DOESN'T whine?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kntgsp, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    No, seriously. I'm not being a smartass, I just haven't seen a single post from anyone saying they have a problem free MBP.

    I'm still in my 'holding' pattern as to whether to risk buying a macbook, as I'm waiting to see what happens with the ibook(macbook) release, which is supposedly soon.

    On to the topic though:

    I was just perusing Apple's forums tonight, and man, it seems like every other post in the MBP forum is whine/noise. So just out of sheer curiosity......is there anybody here who has a MBP that doesn't have the whine?

    The heat is irrelevant to me, it's the whine and the audio clicking that had me return mine. (the audio clearly being something with the logic board).

    I'm just starting to think the noise-free MBP is like the elusive white whale or something, haha.

    There are guys in those forums that have returned 3, 4, even 5 MBP's due to whine/noise issues. Is it just present on ALL MBP's?

    I realize it's a support forum, so you'll see more problems there as a representative percentage, but still......
  2. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    my girlfriends mbp doesn't whine

    it does all of these though:

    makes 'whooping' sound when it gets hot
    gets ridiculously hot (she has to wave it around to cool it)
    screen flickers at lowest brightness setting
    airport looses connection
    lid is uneven

    but, it is sooooo fast
  3. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    haha wow, you seem to have the lemon of MBP's then. Why didn't she try to return/exchange it?

    The only problem mine had was the whine, and everytime an audio file initiated, whether it be an iTunes song or the blip from changing volume, an audible click would play right before the file played. I returned it and have been waiting to see what happens with fixes and what not from Apple.
  4. e022 macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2006
    My new MBP (I only got it for 3 days!) used to whine but since the upgrading to 1.01 firmware the issue seems to be resolved.

    I am still concerned about the heat, I did a PMU reset the situation seems to be improved slightly as evident but the strip above the function key is no longer untouchable but it is still rather warm.

    One point to note that a firmware upgrade messed up the PMU reset I did previously and I unit got hot so I had to redo the PMU reset after upgrading the firmware. I will continue to monitor the situation regarding heat.

    For your information my serial is W8613
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Mine does that too. It's so cute. It sounds almost like an animal sound, but I think it is a fan that starts and then decides that it doesn't have to start after all.
  6. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    well she didn't want to, she was (and still is) really happy with it. If it were mine though, i would have taken it back.

    The funnyest thing was when we were talking through ichat with a one way video link, and all of a sudden it looked as if her computer was being thrown around the room, all i could see was desk>ceiling>desk>ceiling etc etc. When normality was restored she told me she was trying to cool her computer. I couldn't help but laugh at the situation
  7. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    LOL :p :p

    That's classic!
  8. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005

    Doesn't whine
    Doesn't click
    Doesn't flicker
    Doesn't drop out

    Does get hot, not unbearable, and only when doing something which eats the processor, like gaming
    Does have a slighty uneven lid

    Does fly!

  9. Malcster macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    No Whoop
    No CPU Whine
    No Flicker
    No Dropouts


    LCD Buzz.. was back with Apple UK to be fixed (took 10 days)
    Got it back.. Still has LCD Buzz but with an easter bonus gift of it now having a dodgy right speaker as well (despite it saying the speakers had been replaced..)

    So its back with Apple again at the moment..

    EDIT. Sorry, its a W8608.. hoping for a logic board upgrade.. pretty please apple? :)
  10. jacobj macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Gets a little hot once in a while, but no whining whatsoever..not a sausage.
  11. jwdawso macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2002

    Doesn't whine
    Doesn't click
    Doesn't flicker
    Doesn't drop out

    Does get hot but can still be on my lap!

  12. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004

    Well congrats, you are the first person I have heard that from!
  13. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Perfect 2.16 MBP here...I've posted all over the place about it too...

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