New MacBook Pro; noise coming from under power button

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ying yang, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. ying yang macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2006
    Every now and then a noise will start coming from the speaker grill area on the right side my MBP. It sounds like I just put a disc in the drive (ie. something spinning, not clicking or anything like that). It's not always loud but it can get a little loud especially in a room without a TV or music on. Out of frustration I whacked the area where the power button is and it stopped. Whacking this area also appears to make it start too, and change 'pitch'. I sent it to a repair place and they couldn't even hear it, although I'm not sure how quiet their rooms are because it would be impossible not to hear this thing sometimes.

    I have an older MBP that doesn't make this sound at all and I'm just wondering if anyone knows what it could be.
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    I can't imagine what would be spinning there. It's possible something has come loose and is vibrating as the fans change speed. You can take a look at the repair guides at so see what parts live under the area where you are hearing the noise.

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