Random high-pitched chirps.....

pmbooks

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 23, 2005
223
8
California
I've been getting these high-pitched chirps (beeps? cheeps?) emanating from the upper left quadrant of the keyboard. They seem to happen when I'm doing some heavy photo processing or such. They're not the chirps that have been reported with some MB and MBP on booting up. I've had them now for months, and while I don't think they've gotten much worse, they've not gone away. I can't seem to MAKE them happen, either.

I've called in to Apple (Applecare runs out in two weeks) to get a case started and will be taking it in to a genius bar to have them run a hardware test. I just wanted to do some due diligence and check in this forum to see if others know about this and what it might be. My suspicion is that it's a logic board issue (though I think this may be something I'd read when it first came up and I was checking on it then). The sound is very electronic, not mechanical, and it has two or three parts to the sound (not one pure beep); it is short, but sometimes happens several times over a few minutes' time.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Paul
 

jaredelguay

macrumors newbie
Nov 14, 2009
28
1
I have this same problem. I took mine in and they claimed they couldn't hear anything. I think they're deaf.
 
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pmbooks

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 23, 2005
223
8
California
Were you able to make it beep for them, or did you leave it with them and they were unable to get it to make the sound?
 
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jaredelguay

macrumors newbie
Nov 14, 2009
28
1
I called to make an appointment at our authorized dealer for repair so that I could be with them to show them but they insisted I just leave it and come back.

I'm thinking of going back but insisting upon showing them and making them actually listen to it.
 
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