macbook pro noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dr.kelso, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. dr.kelso
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    macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2009
    I just got a new macbook pro last week... i've noticed that when it's on, it'll occasionally make a soft high pitched noise. Almost like a "whirling" sliver of a noise (haha, i have no idea how to actually describe it!!). Can anyone tell me what this might be??

    Also, What does the fan sound like? my laptop stays cool even after 2 hours of being used on carpet... is the fan quiet or is mine just not coming on? :confused:

    my last apple was an 2005 ibook... so this is quiet an upgrade for me. Im still learning about all the new features!! :p

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. gjw4u
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    macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    The sound could be the HD or fans.
    Get iStat to see what your fans & temps are.
    Running your MBP directly on a carpet is not a good idea, as this could cause overheating.
  3. Lucbert
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    Dec 8, 2008
    Does it come from the upper left corner of your notebook and does it go away/change when you launch photobooth?
    If yes, it's just the processor ilding.
    Totaly normal.

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