Purring macbook

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  1. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Hi,

    I have a late 2007 Macbook and recently a very quite 'purring' has started to come from it!!! Sounds like something is going!!! Anyone any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Well, is it running Tiger or Leopard? We can determine the pitch and volume of the purr from this... :D:rolleyes:

    Could be a fan, could be your hard drive... where is it localized?
     
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    lol very funny, I guess I left myself open to that one!!!

    Its coming from the right hand side of the keyboard I think. Is that where the hard drive is? :confused:Its not really loud but is kinda worrying
     
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    The keyboard area itself, or the palm rest below the right side?

    If it's the keyboard area, it's probably a fan, and if it's the palm rest it's the hard drive. Does it do it constantly or intermittently? You could probably take it to a Genius for a fix if it does it constantly.

    I say that because if it only does it intermittently, you just KNOW that it won't purr for the Genius when you take it in. They're shy like that. ;)
     
  5. stridemat thread starter Moderator

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    Its more in the top right corner of the keyboard.

    I just downloaded SMC and ramped the fans up but no change in the sound. It only does it intermittently. (Knowing my luck it wont purr when I go a Genius)

    I think I will wait to see if it gets worse before I drive miles to the nearest Apple store. If it is the hard drive and its going at least I have Time Machine running.


    Until then I will just play music to cover it up:p Thanks
     

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