Powerbook G4 emitting strange sounds

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kkamin, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. kkamin macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    I have a 12" Powerbook G4 that made some rather loud mechanical turning, motor sounds yesterday. It sounded like it it was having a hard time with something, kind of slowing and dragging; whatever was spinning. I promptly shut it down. Today I haven't had any problems yet.

    But does anyone have any ideas what it could be? And is it okay to still use as long as the sounds aren't being made? (I don't want to end up damaging it)

    Thank you
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Probably a fan. My PBG4 has one that makes a loud buzzing/whirring sometimes similar to what you describe.

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