macbook pro noise


macrumors newbie
Original poster
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!!


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.


macrumors regular
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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