Macbook Pro 13'' Retina (Mid - 2014) - charger makes buzzing noise.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Venderious, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Venderious macrumors member

    Venderious

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    Hello MacRumors,

    Recently I noticed my 5 months old Macbook Pro charger (brick) started to make a weird buzzing sound.
    The noise occurs frequently. I could describe it as a white noise with sudden beeps. It's hard to hear but when you come up close it's definitely loud. Is there any way to fix this, or is this normal?
    I have already planned a call with Apple Support, but I figured, why not ask it here?
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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  3. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Have you switched power outlet recently? I could just be a bad ground in the outlet. Try another one :)
     
  4. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    I don't believe this is an issue or even related to Apple. Try another outlet/power source to rule it out, though.
     
  5. ilikewhey macrumors 6502

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    i had the same buzzing issue before the charger fried itself, while my friend's hp charged away fine on the same outlet.
     
  6. Simber macrumors newbie

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    Hey mate, I've got the same issue with you and the same model (MBP 13 inch, mid 2014), what did Apple Tech say to you - no cause for concern or?
     
  7. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    I'm 90% sure it hasn't got anything to do with your MBP. Try another power outlet since it's probably just a bad ground.
     
  8. Simber macrumors newbie

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    Yeh I'm pretty certain it has to do with the macbook charger (the whit charging block). I tried grounding it to another outlet and can still hear noises so I don't think grounding is the issue
     
  9. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Try a different building or area or your home/office/etc.
     
  10. Venderious thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, they told me I had to send in my Macbook, but I didn't. The noise sometimes occurs, maybe once a week, but not that much now.
     

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