MBP 15" Processor Whine, Out of Warranty Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nomar383, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. nomar383 macrumors 65816

    nomar383

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    I got my MBP off of eBay about 2 months ago and the processor whine is just starting to kill me. I know for a fact it is out of warranty, but since Apple admitted to this being a problem do you think they would do anything about it? Am I SOL?
     
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

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    Only way to find out is to call them and ask.

    I got my first-gen MBP whine fixed under warranty and was very glad I did.
     
  3. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

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    You can also install shhmbp which should solve the problem, although your battery life will suffer slightly.
     
  4. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

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    How much is slightly? I tried using a program called "QuietMBP" that was designed to ramp up the CPU cycles and it completely murdered the battery (aka from 2.5 hours to 1.25 hours max). This program looks like it works a little differently though, so...
     
  5. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

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    Well i installed it and my MBP is dead silent now and it claims I'll get just over 2 hours on battery with no Wifi and a few apps running, not bad
     

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