Nivida whitebook making crackling noises on bbc site ...

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  1. marbles macrumors 68000

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    hi,

    when I was browsing the BBC website . I happened upon the front page and could hear a crackling sound, eventually after looking round the room for about 5 minutes I realized it was the macbook.

    When the news page 'scroller' at the top types its news story out in a tika tape kinda way that is when the crackling noise happens .

    does this make sense ? is my macbook faulty ? ..does it take soo much power to perform this function as to make my macbookCPU crackle ?

    the noise is coming from approx the center of the notebook and is quiet(ish) but audible enough

    anyone have any ideas ?

    link to the site is below , you'll see the words scrolling across the screen at the top which then creates a clickable link to a news story :
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/
     
  2. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ..... it happens at the end of youtube videos too.....when they flash up new videos to go watch and keep on bringing new ones up each few seconds .

    please help

    is my mac dying ?
     
  3. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Since my nVidia Whitebook doesn't do this, I think it's safe for me to say your laptop is unwell :(
     
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  5. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    You should pay a visit to an Apple Store to get your soundcard changed.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    In other words, a new logic board =\

    There's no discrete "sound card" in most laptops.
     
  7. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hi guys, thanks for the responses but this isnt a sound from the speakers and/or headphones.

    this comes from within the MB itself, I have got exceptional hearing I'm told

    .....am I just hearing the sound of the CPU working ?
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Most likely then...
     
  9. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    hmmm, something else I've noticed that's kinda weird , is when I log into this site , the browser window flashes quickly 2 or 3 times , and then I'm logged in, happened on a couple other sites as well, ....something to do with th graphics card/software drivers maybe ? or the site software?

    any ideas ?:confused:
     

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