MacBook whining (cannot be solved with Photo Booth and the like)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by seson, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. seson macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've been experiencing a totally annoying whining for quite some time. It seems to occur the first time after system boot when a web page has Flash on it (seems to coincide, but I wouldn't want to say it's Flash's fault) and it doesn't stop until I reboot the system. Even if I close all applications, it stays.

    I've tried the Photo Booth solution, but no success. I've tried the "remove all Library/Caches" folders, no success either.

    It's really annoying and if put my ear on the keyboard, it seems to come from underneath the D or F key. So it's nowhere near the disk, which I suspected first.

    What could that be? It's driving me crazy, how can I get rid of this beeping/whining sound?

    I have a MacBook 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with OSX 10.5.5.

    Sebastian
     
  2. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Whining

    is this the Aluminium MacBook, or polycarbonate?
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It is near the RAM; I've heard RAM whine before, but it's not they are defective if they do.

    Of course I'm not asserting that that is your problem.
     
  4. seson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a white model from December 2006, one of the first ones with the Core 2 Duo processor.

    Can RAM start to whine at some point? A while back, I don't remember having this problem then. But the RAM is more like underneath the M and N key. This annoying sound comes from a point more to the left.

    Sebastian
     

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