Noisy Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shambo, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. shambo macrumors 6502a

    shambo

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    Well I finally got my MBP and I am quite disappointed as it seems to me to be quite noisy. There is a persistent humming noise coming from towards the back of the keyboard which is really really annoying. :( Has anyone else experienced this? As this was a BTO I guess I am going to have to ship it back to China (anyone with experience of this?) or can I take it into the local Apple store?

    Pretty pissed off and disappointed now. :(
     
  2. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    take any other computer , an compair , the MB is silent compaired
     
  3. Sleepy Dog macrumors member

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    Or it could be the hard drive motor
     
  4. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think so but it's difficult for me to tell. Is there anything I can do apart from returning it or having to learn to live with it but I am finding it very annoying.
     
  5. hldomster macrumors member

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    I've noticed this too, but I can't remember if it was the same on my last one. It's not very loud, but it's constant.
     
  6. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it's the hard drive, I think it's a bad fan.

    Use SMC Fan Control to spin up the fans to higher RPMs and see if that noise get's louder/ higher pitched...

    link: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

    I would just take it to an Apple Store, it should be a simple fix.
     
  7. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup thanks you so are right. Downloaded and installed then ran the application. Bumped up the fan speed and the noise gets louder and higher pitched. Knocking it down it goes down again. At the moment I have it own the lowest fan setting and it's still humming noticeable. Will Apple repair this or should I just send it back to China?
     
  8. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    SMC should display your fan speed. What is it?
     
  9. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Both are sitting circa 1999.
     
  10. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    That is normal and should be silent. My fans (early 2008 MBP) are set to 2500 with SMC and are silent (without SMC they were also 2000 and silent). They become audible above 3000.

    I would think you have a defective fan(s).
     
  11. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    You have either defective fans or defective ears (more likely):rolleyes:
     
  12. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Looks like a trip to the Apple store is in order. :(
     
  13. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shambo

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    Yeah must be me because Apple products are never faulty. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    maybe hes a musician with Keene ears
     
  15. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Nope, Apple products can be faulty, but there are a significantly larger number of complaining users than faulty Apple products.
     
  16. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't realise you'd done a survey.

    But yeah considering my mate has the very same 15"MBP that doesn't make the same hum it's obviously my ears. :rolleyes:
     
  17. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After 2 days usage I've decided I'm sending it back then going to reorder another as I'm not happy being lumbered with faulty goods.
     
  18. drake macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! Its a faulty fan, a cheap part that's easily fixed.
     
  19. Adapsys macrumors member

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    Yep, my new macbook pro was shipped with the same issue. Turned out to be the right fan.

    Take it to the Apple store and they will fix it on-site (usually takes 1-2 days)!
     
  20. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Exchange it. A product should not have to be repaired for days immediately after purchase. I would not stand for that stupidity. It's up to you, it would probably take less time to repair it but this is such bad customer relations. Some have had luck having a replacement shipped to them keeping the first one until it arrives but that is just some persons, the rest have to do Apple's dance.
     
  21. drake macrumors 6502a

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    Shouldn't take more than an hour of actual work (my guess, 15 minutes). The "geniuses" must not be very technically inclined if they need over a day to replace a fan. If they told me it would take two days, I guess I would be asking for a replacement.
     

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