MacBook Noise(s)...Normal? Defective?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lshirase, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. lshirase macrumors regular

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    What i have:
    -2.2SR blackbook
    upgrade(s): 1 x 1GB crucial ram
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    iStat / activity monitor:
    (firefox, thunderbird, itunes, adium running)
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    Problem(s):
    -slight buzzing sound from top left corner
    -fan sound audible (very quiet room) @ ~2000rpm (using smcfancontrol)
    -low "beep type" sound every X amount of seconds/minutes from lower right side next to touchpad



    Now, are these "problems" actually normal? or should i get it checked out?
     
  2. gyumilly macrumors member

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    I'm a very noise sensitive person. I ended up exchanging mine two times, but concluded that these are normal. Those are noticible I suppose when you put your ear 'right next' to the top left corner of your keyboard, aren'y they? I fugure that it's just me who's so sensitive, not my MB being too loud.

    If you don't hear much in normal situation, you should be okay. Another good way is to compare yours to your friend's.
     
  3. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    Mississauga, ON
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    buzzing? if its the right word, go exchange it. It should sound like a blow dryer running on low speed. ANd in regards to your Mac, dude you have 1+1 ram crucial memory, you do know it shows 1.5 not 2 right lol?
     
  4. zephead macrumors 68000

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    If that "buzzing" noise is anything like the infamous CPU whine on early MacBooks, then you should give ShhMBP a try. I've been using it on my first-gen MacBook for about a year and it does exactly what the title implies: it "shhs" the MB(P). :)

    And GeneKam, he says he put one 1GB chip in, in addition to the 512MB stock RAM.
     
  5. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    What i have:
    -2.2SR blackbook
    upgrade(s): 1 x 1GB crucial ram

    okay I am just wondering
     

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