Macbook Pro 2010 noise right side

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  1. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    I recently bought a brand new Mbp 15 inch, 2010. I'm getting a weird humming/buzzing noise coming from the right side, almost like the super drive is constantly spinning. I've confirmed no disk is in the macbook. Took it into the Apple store and was told by the local genius that the noise was normal.

    Anybody else have this issue?
     
  2. Kreylonus macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, can't say that I've experienced that issue with my MacBook Pro. Have you tried contacting an AppleCare representative to get a second opinion on the matter?
     
  3. Biff... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I contacted Applecare, they told me it was a normal noise. Seems like the superdrive is going constantly.
     
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you possibly record the sound and post it online? It could just be that you're noticing the hard drive noise or fan noise.. But if you're comparing it to the superdrive's sound, that's DEFINITELY not normal and you should take it to an Apple store to get it fixed.
     
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  6. Biff... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually measured the sound. Downloaded this App called 'how load is it" on my iphone. Put the phone next to the superdrive and it measured 45 decibels. According to the apple technical specs, at a stand still the mbp should only give out 30 decibels.

    I'll probably take it in again, but figure to share the experience just in case someone else has the same concerns.
     
  7. Biff... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm didn't think of the hard drive. I figured since its coming from the right hand side it would be the super drive.
     
  8. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    The hard drive is on the right side too. Do you have a 7200 RPM HDD? Those are typically quite a bit louder than the 5400 RPMs.
     
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    I have the 5400.
     
  11. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    40 decibels, equivalent to quiet office, living room, bedroom away from traffic, residential area [no traffic]; many computer hard drives range an average of 40-50 dB, soft whisper [five feet].

    http://wordinfo.info/unit/620/ip:1/il:D

    Play some music or something really...
     
  12. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Maybe you're just extra sensitive to the sound? Or your fans could be spinning up.
     
  13. Biff... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I saw a similar site to that, it just gets annoying after awhile. This being my first Mac, I guess I bought into the hype of perfection. I'll give your music idea a try, at least I can control the sound that way.




    Perhaps, but its still annoying.
     
  14. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You may have just gotten an unusually loud hard drive. My stock 5400 RPM drive was pretty well silent, and the 7200 RPM drive that I have in my computer now is a bit louder, but not too bothersome.
     
  15. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    My hd is loud. It's 5400. The seagates are that way. The 2010 mbp has a seagate hd
     

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