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

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

  1. seson macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008

    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.

  2. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    MacBook Whining

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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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

    Nov 29, 2008
    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.


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