Should macbook be silent or make a fan noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tbdbuckeyeitl, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Tbdbuckeyeitl macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2012
    If my MacBook Pro 2011 2.2 i7 is just sitting there with nothing on it makes a very faint humming noise. Is this normal for it just to neon sound or should it be completely silent?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Since the fan or fans is or are idling at 2000 RPM and the HDD (if you have one) is also spinning a bit, small sounds emanating from that Mac are normal.
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    If it's within applecare, may not hurt to make an genius bar appointment to see if they'll pop the bottom off and check/clean the fans.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Could very well be your hard drive as well.

    No computer equipped with fans is truly silent. They all make a small amount of noise.
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    The fans on 2000rpm should be almost inaudible in any place that hasn't very low background noise. They are really silent but never off so you can hear them. If you don't have an SSD, the HDD does make a very audible sound. Unless you have hearing problems or work in a very noisy environment you should always hear the HDD.

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